FanDuel will get in on PA online sports betting when it launches its FanDuel Sportsbook PA in partnership with Valley Forge Casino Resort likely later this month, multiple sources tell Crossing Broad.
It is expected that FanDuel will be live in PA in the next week few weeks, potentially by the end of July. But with delays being the norm in the legal Pennsylvania betting market, an early August launch is obviously not out of the question.
Specific timing shouldn’t matter given betting seasonality, but FanDuel will target a launch before the start of English Premier League soccer, college football, and of course, the NFL.
iOS app at launch?
According to a source, FanDuel Sportsbook will be offered on iOS in Pennsylvania at or near launch. This when other operators in PA have been plagued by a recent Apple App Store policy update and haven’t been able to offer their apps on the popular mobile operating system.
This puts FanDuel Sportsbook in a strong position if they are the only operator offering iOS betting in PA at the start of football season. They are already the dominant sportsbook in New Jersey for reasons explained in our review of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Bet Rivers Sportsbook, the combined venture of the Rivers and SugarHouse brands when the two are merged later this year, should be a formidable force. Parent company Rush Street has said it is working on a solution to the iOS issue, which may be in place by football season. With physical locations on both sides of the state and a strong mobile DNA thanks to running its online casino app in New Jersey for three years, Bet Rivers has a chance to grab significant market share later this year.
Others to watch out for include FOX Bet, the rebranded BetStars app which will receive the full marketing mite of FOX Sports, and Unibet, the popular European sportsbook recently approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to operate in PA.
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