Boyd Gaming and FanDuel Group will perform a grand opening of the FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino Resort today. The launch marks FanDuel’s debut sportsbook in the state of Pennsylvania. Located near Philadelphia, the 1,800 square foot facility opens its doors to bettors just in time for March Madness.
Following today’s ribbon cutting ceremony, a ceremonial first bet will be placed by Brent Celek, former Tight End from the World Champion Philadelphia Eagles.
The FanDuel Sportsbook will feature seven teller windows, 29 video displays (televisions and odds screens), two sports tickers and seating for more than 30 customers. The firm will provide its risk and trading platform and manage the location in partnership with Boyd Gaming and Valley Forge Casino Resort. Wagers can be placed on all major US sports including professional baseball, basketball, soccer, football, golf, boxing, motorsports, and collegiate football and basketball.
“Opening the FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino Resort is the start of FanDuel Group’s retail sports betting expansion in partnership with Boyd Gaming,” said Matt King, the company’s CEO. “Our experience operating the top sportsbook in New Jersey at the Meadowlands Racetrack will serve us well as we enter Philadelphia and compete for customers in an area with some of the most passionate and knowledgeable sports fans.”
Keith Smith, President and CEO of Boyd Gaming, added: “In less than a year, FanDuel has established itself as the leading sports-betting brand in a competitive New Jersey market. We look forward to bringing their market-leading product to Valley Forge, and are confident the FanDuel Sportsbook will serve as a powerful draw for new and existing customers throughout the Philadelphia market.”
“We are excited to partner with FanDuel Group and bring a sports betting experience to our guests,” said Dave Zerfing, General Manager of Valley Forge Casino Resort. “Located next to our gaming floor, which has recently been expanded with 250 new slot machines, we take pride in continuing to enhance our amenities and offerings here at Valley Forge Casino Resort.”