KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Today, Boyd Gaming and FanDuel Group announced the grand opening of the FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino Resort – the first FanDuel Sportsbook in the state of Pennsylvania.
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Conveniently located near Philadelphia, the FanDuel Sportsbook will officially open to the public on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, just in time for March Madness. FanDuel’s new 1,800 square foot sports betting retail location will be conveniently located near the main entrance of the casino.
“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, CEO, FanDuel Group. “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.”
“In less than a year, FanDuel has established itself as the leading sports-betting brand in a competitive New Jersey market,” said Keith Smith, President and CEO of Boyd Gaming. “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.”
The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place Wednesday, March 13 at 12 PM followed by a ceremonial first bet from 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), 2 sports tickers and seating for more than 30 customers. FanDuel will provide its first class risk and trading platform and manage the location in partnership with Boyd Gaming and Valley Forge Casino Resort. The FanDuel Sportsbook will feature bets on all major U.S. sports including professional baseball, basketball, soccer, football, golf, boxing, motorsports and collegiate football and basketball.
The FanDuel Sportsbook will be open to the public at the following times:
- Monday-Thursday from 10 AM – 1 AM ET
- Friday from 10 AM – 2 AM
- Saturday from 7 AM – 2 AM
- Sunday from 8 AM – 1 AM ET
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About Boyd Gaming
Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 29 gaming entertainment properties in 10 states. The Company currently operates 1.76 million square feet of casino space, approximately 38,000 gaming machines, 900 table games, more than 11,000 hotel rooms, and 320 food and beverage outlets. With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering attention to customer service. For additional Company information and press releases, visit www.boydgaming.com.
About FanDuel Group
FanDuel Group is an innovative sports-tech entertainment company that is changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams, and leagues. The premier gaming destination in the United States, FanDuel Group consists of a portfolio of leading brands across gaming, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, advance-deposit wagering, and TV/media, including FanDuel, Betfair US, DRAFT, and TVG. FanDuel Group has a presence across 45 states and 8 million customers. The company is based in New York with offices in California, New Jersey, Florida, Oregon, and Scotland. FanDuel Group is a subsidiary of PaddyPower Betfair plc, a leading international sports betting and gaming operator and a constituent of the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange.
About Valley Forge Casino Resort
As the region’s only full-amenity gaming resort, Valley Forge Casino Resort features a 35,000 square-foot gaming floor with 850 slot machines and 45 table games, plus 100,000 square feet of meeting, conference and banquet facilities and two luxury hotel towers. The Radisson Tower has 325 recently remodeled rooms while the Casino Tower offers over 150 completely renovated rooms in the heart of the action. The property also presents six dining options, live entertainment and an exciting nightlife scene. Every Valley Forge employee is dedicated to a culture of impeccable service that is conceived, nurtured and supported by the theme “The House Is Yours.” This unique hospitality experience is located conveniently on the Main Line, just two miles from the King of Prussia Mall and easily accessible from Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. For more information, visit www.vfcasino.com, on Facebook and Twitter (@VFCasinoResort). Valley Forge Casino Resort is a property of Boyd Gaming.