FanDuel, though a partnership with Valley Forge Casino and Boyd Gaming, debuted its online casino in Pennsylvania on Jan. 24.
Pennsylvania represents the first state in which the company offers an online casino under the FanDuel brand. It has online casino games in New Jersey, but those are under the Betfair Casino brand with a standalone app and integrated with the sportsbook app.
FanDuel’s PA casino debuted with five table games and 12 slots. The tiny library is the smallest batch of games on offer upon any online casino launch, so far, in the state.
FanDuel casino launches ahead of Super Bowl, eyes more table games
FanDuel online casino had two testing days on Jan. 22 and Jan 23. It went live 24/7 on Jan. 24, nine days before Super Bowl LIV. FanDuel’s PA sportsbook has dominated the market since August. In December, FanDuel took $154 million in bets, which translated to half of all online wagers in PA.
Kevin Hennessy, director of publicity for FanDuel commented:
“We felt it was it was a priority to bring our FanDuel Casino product to market before to Super Bowl. Given how well FanDuel Sportsbook has resonated with players in Pennsylvania, we felt it was a natural product extension in PA to leverage the FanDuel brand to bring our online sportsbook players a more robust online gaming offering.”
Users will find a similar experience to the New Jersey version within the FanDuel sportsbook app. The biggest difference is there are more games available in the NJ version.
Expect to see the library size increase, especially with table games. This falls in line with a current trend that is unique to Pennsylvania where table games are more popular than slots online. In November and December, table games saw more action than online slots in the Commonwealth.
“We will look to add more table games and slots in the near future, but we took a conscious approach to the games we started with. In our experience in New Jersey, we’ve found that FanDuel Sportsbook customers are engaging significantly more with our table games.”
How to play at FanDuel online casino
FanDuel Sportsbook, and by virtue its iGaming platform, is available on iOS and Android. Unlike the sportsbook, the online casino is not available via your desktop computer. As with other gambling apps in the state, you must be located in Pennsylvania to wager on FanDuel’s sportsbook and play on its online casino.
If you have an account in New Jersey at the sportsbook or the casino, you will have to set up a new account in Pennsylvania.
Information required to create an account with FanDuel, includes:
- Date of birth
- Social Security number
- Answers to security questions
Promotion for FanDuel online casino
FanDuel Casino is offering a first-day, risk-free promotion of up to $200. That means players can recover any losses up to that amount on the first day, in the form of site credit.
Here’s how to play risk-free at FanDuel’s online casino:
- Create an account or log in to your current PA FanDuel account.
- Players who have previously played on Betfair Casino or via FanDuel casino lobby in NJ are not eligible for this promotion.
- The bonus period begins when you make your first real-money casino bet and extends for 24 hours.
- No bonus of less than $5 will be rewarded, and the max is $200.
- A bonus issued as site credit will automatically be applied within 72 hours of completion of the net-loss period.
- The amount equal to site credit must be wagered before winnings can be withdrawn.
- The bonus expires seven days after receipt.
Games at FanDuel online casino
Upon its launch, FanDuel’s casino consists of five table games and 12 slots.
FanDuel Casino table games:
- European Roulette
- Blackjack Classic Touch
- French Roulette
FanDuel Casino slots:
- Asgardian Stones
- Divine Fortune
- Gonzo’s Quest Touch
- Blood Suckers
- Dead or Alive
- Butterfly Staxx
- Crowns of Egypt
- Triple Diamond
- Da Vinci Diamonds
- Double Diamonds
Deposit and withdraw methods
There are several ways for customers to deposit funds with FanDuel:
- Credit and debit card
- FanDuel prepaid card
- Online bank transfer
- Wire transfer
- Cash deposit (PayNearMe)
Here are FanDuel’s withdrawal methods:
- FanDuel prepaid card
iGaming making gains in PA
FanDuel is the first online casino to launch online in Pennsylvania in 2020. The most recent ones to join the PA market were PokerStars Casino (Mount Airy Casino) and Unibet Casino (Mohegan Sun Pocono) in early November 2019.
SugarHouse (Rivers Casino Philadelphia) ranked first in iGaming revenue in terms of table games and slots in December with $2.9 million. But with the added vertical of online poker, they were topped for total revenue.
As the only operator in the state with online poker, PokerStars tallied an additional $2.5 million to go with its online casino revenue of $1.5 million for the month.
FanDuel Sportsbook has been dominant in PA so far, bringing in $154.5 million in handle for over half of the online sports bets in PA in December. With the Super Bowl being one of the biggest betting events of the year, the launch of the online casino within its sports betting app should prove good timing for casino customer acquisition.
With six PA online casinos now live, the online casino market should continue to show revenue gains as well as more promotions, games, and titles for PA players.