Valley Forge is set to become the fourth casino in the Philadelphia area to go live with in-person sports betting
Valley Forge Casino Resort is set to open this week its permanent sportsbook in partnership with FanDuel. The King of Prussia-based property obtained a license from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to provide in-person betting services late last year.
With the launch of its permanent betting facility, Valley Forge will become the fourth casino in the Philadelphia area to join the state’s sports gambling market. SugarHouse was the first gambling venue in the region to go live with wagering services last December. Parx Casino followed suit in January, and Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack joined the party later that month.
Valley Forge Casino’s FanDuel Sportsbook is set to open doors on Wednesday, March 13. Former Philadelphia Eagles star Brent Celek will place the ceremonial first bet.
Bettors will be able to wager money on different sports, including professional and collegiate football, baseball, basketball, boxing, soccer, and many more. In fact, the opening of FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge is set to take place just days ahead of this year’s March Madness, which is traditionally one of the most popular events within the annual sports calendar.
Boyd Gaming Corp., the parent company of the King of Prussia-based resort, has previously said that it would also “closely examine” the opportunity to offer online and mobile sports betting in partnership with FanDuel at a later stage.
Pennsylvania regulators are currently only granting licenses for the provision of retail betting services. The Gaming Control Board has indicated that interested operators of online sports gambling services would be awarded their licenses early this summer.
FanDuel Sportsbook – A Peek Into Valley Forge’s Sports Betting Facility
FanDuel, which started off as a daily fantasy sports operator, debuted its sports betting product in New Jersey last summer. The company quickly turned into one of the leaders in that state’s sports betting market and is expected to quickly gain foothold in Pennsylvania’s nascent wagering market, as well.
The permanent sportsbook at Valley Forge occupies 1,800 square feet of space and is located next to the casino’s main entrance. The facility will feature seven teller windows, 29 TV screens, seating for more than 30 people, and two sports tickers, among other things.
Valley Forge’s sportsbook comes as part of the ongoing $40 million renovation at the casino resort. The property has also added 250 slot machines to its existing offering earlier this year. The casino has recently completed renovation work at its event center, adding new floors, ceiling, lavatories, and more.
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