FanDuel releases retail and mobile sportsbooks in Illinois. FanDuel is forming a partnership with the Par-A-Dice Casino, as the sports technology company leverages its partnership with Boyd Gaming, which owns the East Peoria venue. FanDuel will also operate a retail sportsbook at the casino.
“We have been waiting for this day for quite some time,” said Mike Raffensperger, CMO of FanDuel Group, in a statement. “Sports are back, so we are going to show sports fans in Illinois an innovative sports betting app experience with industry leading promotions and consumer protections that have made FanDuel the No. 1 sportsbook in the U.S.”
FanDuel, who obtained its provisional operating license from the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) last month, released the app just one week after Gov. J.B. Pritzker reinstated an order waiving an in-person obligation to set up a mobile sports betting account due to the current state emergency COVID-19.
The firm’s app is available on Android and iOS platforms. Like other states with mobile betting, wagering is only allowed within the state lines.
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