Online casino gaming launched in the state of Pennsylvania back in the summer of 2018. Since the launch, new operators have started offering services to give players a nice variety of gaming choices. Late last week, FanDuel became the 6th online casino to go live. The casino is offered within the FanDuel Sportsbook application and is a reality thanks to a partnership with Boyd Gaming and Valley Forge Casino.
Details of the Launch
With the launch, FanDuel offers players five table games and twelve slot machines. While the library is tiny, the quality games provide players with an outlet for online gaming via the popular sports betting brand. It is expected that sports bettors will move towards the online casino after placing a bet and enjoy the portfolio of table games and slots.
Players can access the online casino via the FanDuel Sportsbook app, which is offered on iOS and Android devices. The online casino cannot be accessed via desktop, only via mobile devices. Players of course must be located within the state to be approved for gaming at the sites.
While the selection of games is small, the titles are popular among online gamers. For table games, FanDuel provides roulette, blackjack, French roulette, European roulette and blackjack classic touch. For slot games, the operator offers such titles as Starburst, Dead or Alive, Da Vinci Diamonds, Gonzo’s Quest Touch and more.
To be able to play these games, players must have an account via the FanDuel offering. Once an account has been created, players can use credit/debit cards, PayPal, online bank transfer or wire transfer, among other options, to deposit and withdraw funds.
With the launch, FanDuel is the first online casino for Pennsylvania. The last time a new online casino went live in the state was in November of last year when PokerStars Casino via Mount Airy and Unibet Casino via the Mohegan Sun Pocono.
Since the new online gaming industry has launched in Pennsylvania, players have quickly taken to the offering. For December, revenue totals showed that SugarHouse, an online casino operated via Rivers Casino in Philadelphia, was first in online gaming revenues. Last month, the brand brought in $2.9 million.
For online poker gaming, PokerStars is at the top, but they are also the only operator offering poker services in the state. PokerStars brought in $2.5 million in online poker earnings last month.
For FanDuel, it is expected that they should do well via their online casino. The brand is already dominant in Pennsylvania as a sports betting operator. Last month, FanDuel saw just over $154 million in betting handle and managed to cover over 50% of the total online sports bets placed in the satte.
Now that the online casino is live and the Super Bowl is coming up, we should see FanDuel encounter a nice influx of players, those who want to check out the online casino as well as those who place a sports bet on the Super Bowl and then play online casino games.