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FanDuel Sportsbook Is Coming To Live! Casino and Hotel in South Philly

Craig Dudek - December 13, 2019

FanDuel Group and The Cordish Companies announced a partnership that will place the popular FanDuel Sportsbook in Cordish’s casino properties across the country. This partnership combines the efforts of two established leaders in the casino and sportsbook worlds with The Cordish Companies serving over 55 million visitors a year and FanDuel Group having over 8.5 million users in 45 states.

“This partnership allows us to capitalize on the incredible success of sports betting to date and bring FanDuel’s top sports betting operations to Cordish destinations across the United States,” said Matt King, CEO of the FanDuel Group.

By partnering with FanDuel Group, Cordish Companies can now offer special promotions and unique sports betting opportunities to all of their Live! properties.

The first two installments of this partnership will be at Cordish’s Live Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, which is being built next to the city’s sports complex, and the Live! Casino in Westmoreland County, PA. Philadelphians are already familiar with The Cordish Companies through Xfinity Live!, a dining and entertainment venue located between the stadiums that is a hot spot before, during and after all of the games.

By combining forces with The Cordish Companies, FanDuel Group has secured a second location near a professional sports stadium. Their other location at the Meadowlands Racetrack next to MetLife Stadium put them in an excellent spot to bring in bettors from New York and those their way to game. Having a physical book next to stadiums that house four professional sports team is a big win in a crowded market.

The Cordish Companies and FanDuel Group are now working on acquiring sports betting licenses in states where it is legalized and are well positioned to jump into new markets when they open their doors to the industry.

DraftKings Sportsbook Is Offering 3 to 1 Odds on the Eagles Tonight (Exclusive)

Kyle Scott - December 9, 2019

The Eagles are currently 9-point favorites vs. the Giants at DraftKings Sportsbook on Monday Night Football this week. That is good for -385 odds on the moneyline, meaning that you would have to stake $385 to win $100 on a bet for the Eagles to win outright, given that they are such heavy favorites.

But if you’re a new player to DraftKings in any of the states where their sports betting app is live and legal – including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Indiana and West Virginia – you can bet the Birds and get +300 odds on an up to $50 introductory bet.

How To Get The Eagles at +300 Odds

Here’s how the promo works: Sign up for DraftKings Sportsbook using this link , deposit money, and place your first bet on the Eagles to beat the Giants at +300 odds.

You can bet up to $50.

Typically, signup bonuses like this for moneyline odds boosts are capped at $25. For example, competitor FOX Bet typically runs these offers, but limits the upside. DraftKings, in this case, is willing to help you lock in a 3x money boost on what certainly feels like a sure thing… or at least should if the Eagles were what we thought they could be.

That means that if you bet $50 on the birds to win, you would win $150.

These are unheard of odds for a team that is nearly a 10-point favorite.

We have partnered with DraftKings Sportsbook to offer exclusive +300 moneyline odds on all Eagles regular season games.

For games in which they’ve been slight favorites or even underdogs, this promo hasn’t been as extreme. But given that they are such large favorites against the Giants, +300 odds on a $50 bet is one of the best offers we’ve seen so far for PA online sports betting.

DraftKings Sportsbook has been live in Pennsylvania for about a month now, and for about two months in Indiana. It is currently our choice for top overall online sportsbook.

Where To Bet on Thanksgiving NFL Games in Pennsylvania

Kyle Scott - November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving is upon us, and NFL games will be a little bit more special for those in Pennsylvania this year because for the first time ever you can legally bet on them thanks to PA online sports betting.

Yes, with now seven sportsbooks live and ready to take your action, Thanksgiving is a huge opportunity for sports betting apps in Pennsylvania to gain new customers. Each of them is rolling out special promotions for the occasion. Which are best, and where should you funnel your money on this Turkey Day?

Here’s our breakdown of your best bets. Continue Reading

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FanDuel Sportsbook Is Doubling Over Bets on Thanksgiving

Kyle Scott - November 28, 2019

FanDuel is America’s leading online sportsbook, and for Thanksgiving, a uniquely American holiday, they are rolling out a special promotion for NFL games. Dubbed “Thanksgiving Double Winnings,” FanDuel Sportsbook will pay out double your winnings on over-under bets on any of the three Thanksgiving Day NFL games, up to $50.

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Here’s how it works.

FanDuel Sportsbook – which is typically not as promotional as DraftKings Sportsbook, which is running a Thanksgiving risk-free parlay, or FOX Bet, which is offering $25 cash back on any bet for the Bears-Lions game – is going above and beyond today. They will allow you to place an over-under bet on any of the three NFL games and receive a bonus of up to $50. The bet must be placed pregame.

For each totals bet that hits, FanDuel Sportsbook will double your winnings up to $50. This means that if you place three successful over-under bets for all three games, you can get up to $150 in bonus site credit.

Keep in mind that with all sportsbook promotions bonus money is typically not eligible to be withdrawn immediately. You typically have seven days to bet the bonus money in your account. If you win another bet with the money, then you are eligible to withdraw it. But, it is a way to build your bankroll and give yourself some funds to continue betting with.

FanDuel also offers new sportsbook users a $500 risk-free bet , which cannot be combined with this offer. But the Thanksgiving offer is available to all customers across the board.

FanDuel Sportsbook is the leader in handle in New Jersey and Pennsylvania by a rather wide margin. As such, they don’t have to be as promotional as some of their peers. So we find that while they do offer a slew of ongoing odds boosts and specials, they are typically not as aggressive or enticing as what you might see from, say, FOX Bet, an app that we like a lot.

But for Thanksgiving, this is one of the better offers you will find from FanDuel Sportsbook. So whether you’re a new user or a current player, it’s worth placing a few totals bets. Meanwhile, you can combine them with the parlay offers from the other sportsbooks and really, um, gobble up the winnings.

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How To Get FOX Bet’s Thanksgiving Special

Kyle Scott - November 27, 2019

Thanksgiving is a day for football and feasting. And FOX Bet, the most promotional sports betting app in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, is running their “Feast on FOX Bet” promotion.

It’s Day 5 of their holiday promotion, which runs the entire week with specials and odds boosts on the FOX Bet app.

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For Thanksgiving Day, FOX Bet is offering its Cousin Sal “Custom Sal” money-back special.

Each Thursday, Cousin Sal picks a bet that he likes, and if you take that bet and it doesn’t hit, you get your money back.

Well, for Thanksgiving Day, FOX is allowing you to choose the bet that you can place risk-free.

Here’s how it works:

Place a bet – any bet – on the Bears and Lions early game, and you will get your money back up to $25 if that bet doesn’t hit. This promo will only be triggered on your first bet for the Bears and Lions, meaning that if you bet on the spread, and then the total, and then a prop, and then a live bet… only that initial spread bet will be risk-free up to $25.

While other sportsbooks like DraftKings Sportsbook and Unibet PA are running their own version of parlay specials trying to get you to bet on all three games, FOX is focusing on the early window because they’ll be broadcasting that Lions’ game.

In addition, new users to FOX Bet can get $20 free right off the bat with no deposit, and then get their first deposit matched up to $100. This means that when you sign up for FOX Bet (Pennsylvania here , New Jersey here ), you can get $20 free and place a risk-free bet on Thanksgiving.

FOX Bet offers a slew of fun props and odds boosts that provide some differentiation from other sports betting apps. While maybe not as polished as those others, FOX Bet is a good all around app with some unique action.

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DraftKings Sportsbook Is Running a Slew of Delicious Thanksgiving Betting Promotions

Kyle Scott - November 27, 2019

Thanksgiving is upon us, and with that comes what I like to call the three F’s: food, family, and football. DraftKings Sportsbook is celebrating the occasion by rolling out a slew of appetizing offers, including a three-leg parley special, for bettors in states where their sports betting app is available.

That means those of you in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Indiana, and West Virginia can take advantage of DraftKings’ Thanksgiving Day betting offers.

There is one marquee offer for new users, then three main offers for everyone, and a couple of smaller ones for the local markets.

Here’s what you need to know.

DraftKings Thanksgiving Parlay Offer For New Users

DraftKings Sportsbook’s main offer is a $100 risk-free parlay on all three games for new users who sign up here .

This means a three-game NFL parlay for Thanksgiving Day will be eligible for a $100 refund if it doesn’t hit.

If it wins, you’ll be paid out as normal. If it doesn’t, you’ll get up to a $100 back.

“Fill Your Plate Offers”

Flash Bet

In addition to the three-leg parlay promo, DraftKings Sportsbooks wants to call attention to its new in-game flash bet, which allows you to bet on individual drives or the next team to score.

This is the evolution of live betting, where you can not only bet on the outcome of games, quarters and halves, but you can bet on individual drives.

DraftKings will give you a $5 risk-free bet flash bet.

These are a lot of fun. And while $5 might not seem like a lot of money, you don’t want to go too big on flash bets– set aside a few bucks and play with that money throughout the course of the game.

Extra Leg Parlay

If you place a three-leg parlay on any Week 13 NFL game and win, DraftKings Sportsbook will pay you out like it had a fourth leg.

This is separate from, and can’t be combined with, the parlay offer for new users. You can bet on any NFL Week 13 game, but the bet must be placed on Thanksgiving.

So you can actually parlay one Thanksgiving game with two on Sunday or slice it however you like. Get it? Slice? Turkey. Get it? No? Never mind.


DraftKings Sportsbook is offering its dessert special, which means if you bet $25 or more on the total for any of the Thanksgiving games, you will get $5 for every turnover and $1 for every sack in that game.

Think of it this way– it might be a little bit of a hedge on an over bet. If the defense comes up strong and it’s a low scoring slug fest, you could hedge out on turnovers and sacks in the game.

Those are the three main offers from DraftKings Sportsbook for Thanksgiving.

Local Teams

They are also offering a special in Pennsylvania and Indiana for games on Sunday.

Moneyline bets on the Eagles and Colts will get $6 for every touchdown those two teams score.

It’s a feast of offers, you could say.

Eric Johnson Is Out as Program Director at 97.5 The Fanatic

Kyle Scott - November 25, 2019

Sources tell us that Eric Johnson is out as program director at 97.5 The Fanatic.

On a day where it was made public that WIP would be extending the contract of Angelo Cataldi, we learn that its competitor has fired its program director.

Johnson joined 97.5 in 2017 after a long stint in top 40 radio in New Jersey and, prior to that, working under Tom Bigby at WIP as assistant program director in the 90s and early 2000s.

We will have more soon.

The Sixers Enter Into Official Partnership with FOX Bet

Kyle Scott - November 25, 2019

The Sixers will announce this morning an official partnership with FOX Bet, making it the first mobile sportsbook to partner with an NBA team. FOX Bet will build awareness for its app, which is available in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, through traditional, digital and social media assets. They will also present replays on the Sixers’ Twitter account and serve as the presenting sponsor for Sixers radio broadcasts on 97.5 The Fanatic and hype videos played in the arena during home games.

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“FOX Bet has masterfully honed its unique brand positioning in the US; an experienced, longstanding European sportsbook, a savvy media company, and now an affiliation with the 76ers that further endears its brand and product to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey market and sports community,” said Adam Davis, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment Chief Commercial Officer. “Recognizing the passionate 76ers fan base, FOX Bet and our team look forward to amplifying a multi-tiered activation approach by creating dynamic, digital content and continuing to drive engagement with our brand, team and league.”

FOX Bet, which is owned by The Stars Group, is already an official NBA partner. The Association is one of two leagues, along with the NFL, whose logos are featured inside the app.

This may seem a bit curious to folks who are loosely paying attention. In October, the Sixers entered into a partnership with Parx Casino, with fans receiving a $25 in-app credit for every Sixers win. But notably absent was any mention of the words “sports betting” in the announcement. While perhaps it was implied, Parx is not an official league betting partner, and thus any mention of its sportsbook was not used in the marketing.

You’ll also notice DraftKings ads in-game during Sixers broadcasts.

Sports teams and media outlets (and basically everyone in the business) is eager to work with a range of operators, so this sort of narrow and tightly-defined sponsorship is not unique.

Still, it seems FOX Bet will be featured heavily throughout all Sixers platforms.

We have FOX Bet ranked as the second best sports betting app in PA behind DraftKings Sportsbook. It’s fun. Point blank review there. While maybe not quite as polished as DraftKings or FanDuel Sportsbook, it features an array of useful props and odd boosts, particularly for local teams since it’s available in only two states right now.

FOX Bet says it is growing more quickly than the local betting market overall, increasing activity in the app three-fold since launching in September. That should be expected, though, since FOX Bet had nowhere to go but up.

Two weeks ago, when FOX Bet offered a “Philly Special” promotion for the Sixers, Flyers and Villanova, the parlay accounted for 9% of all bets within the app that day. FOX Bet currently says it has ~9,500 monthly users, compared to ~6,100 six weeks ago.

New users, meanwhile, can receive $20 free to try out the app (no deposit required) and then have their first deposit matched up to $500 when they register right here .