Monday marked the first day that Pennsylvanians and out of state visitors could place wagers on the FanDuel PA online sportsbook. The sportsbook underwent an 8-hour test period on Monday, a number that increased to ten hours on Tuesday and twelve hours on Wednesday.
Now that testing is complete, FanDuel online sportsbook is poised to open up PA mobile sports betting to bettors around the clock beginning on Thursday should the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board give final approval, which is expected by the end of the day. FanDuel, which has partnered with Valley Forge Casino on the land-based and online sportsbook, is now the fourth mobile sportsbook to go live in the state.
FanDuel, a brand offering a top daily fantasy sports site over the last few years, has expanded into sports betting over the last year after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively gave states the ability to begin regulating wagering. FanDuel has operated the land-based Valley Forge sportsbook since March.
PA sports bettors get another option
With their launch this week, FanDuel/Valley Forge joins a list of online sportsbooks that seems to expand by the month. We expect to see even more increases as the peak NFL betting season nears.
- PlaySugarHouse (sportsbook from SugarHouse Casino/Rivers Casino Philadelphia)
- BetRivers (sportsbook from Rivers Casino Pittsburgh)
- Valley Forge/FanDuel
What FanDuel PA sportsbettors can expect
Given that FanDuel is live in neighboring New Jersey, the online sportsbook is already effectively an established sportsbook for operations in regulated states (not to mention the company’s connections to online sportsbook behemoth Betfair).
The sportsbook offers bettors betting lines on over a dozen sports including boxing, collect basketball, cricket, cycling, darts, golf, hockey, MMA, motor racing, baseball, basketball, football, rugby, soccer and tennis. Get the opportunity to place bets on the spread, moneyline, totals, parlays, live betting and much more.
The new FanDuel sportsbook is offering sports bettors a couple of attractive bonuses to new sportsbook customers, notably a free risk-free bet up to $500 on a first wager. If you lose your first bet, FanDuel will refund the amount you bet up to $500 in FanDuel credits with the refund credited within 72 hours.