FanDuel Unveils Standalone Casino App In Pennsylvania
FanDuel has launched a standalone casino app in Pennsylvania.
With Wednesday’s addition of the FanDuel Casino app, players living in or visiting Pennsylvania have access to an online casino, according to a news release. New casino players can sign up for an account or use their existing FanDuel Sportsbook account.
The launch comes at a good time as iGaming has seen huge growth in Pennsylvania and other states that can offer online casino games and poker.
It is the first branded, standalone casino app for FanDuel in Pennsylvania and it is available to iOS and Android users, the release said. FanDuel Casino was initially offered within the FanDuel sportsbook app in Pennsylvania through a partnership with Valley Forge Casino and Boyd Gaming.
“Pennsylvania is a really exciting state for us as it represents the first state where we’ve introduced FanDuel Casino alongside our FanDuel Sportsbook product,” Jesse Chemtob, general manager of the FanDuel Casino Group, said in the news release. “We’ve seen great engagement and interest with our FanDuel Casino product amongst our sportsbook customers to date and we view this product evolution as a natural next step to provide a full-service gaming experience to our Pennsylvania customers.”
FanDuel also has an online casino product in New Jersey under the Betfair brand.
On Tuesday, rival DraftKings launched a standalone casino app in New Jersey featuring new games and updated classic games like blackjack and roulette. In a social media post on June 23, the gaming operator announced that DraftKings Roulette would be available in Pennsylvania its sportsbook app.
The standalone FanDuel Casino app will feature blackjack, roulette and video poker, as well as a plethora of slots. It will eventually have an expanded game library, according to the release.
Pennsylvania iGaming Is Booming
In Pennsylvania, online casino gaming revenue from slots, table games and poker was a record-setting $55,838,788 in May, an increase of 30% over April’s $43,067,881. Online slot machines rose to $38,822,857, about $10,000,000 more than March.
Casinos in Pennsylvania just recently started reopening after being shut down since mid-March. The May iGaming revenue figure was more than double the revenue generated from those games in March, when it was at $24,884,830.
Total handle in May from interactive slots and tables was $1,843,197,100, a 33% increase over April’s $1,389,973,177.
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