A long rumored partnership with FanDuel Sports Betting and a route with a premier retail location in Illinois is finally moving forward.
The Illinois Gaming Board found Fairmount Park Near St. Louis temporarily eligible for a gaming license and granting a master sports betting license.
It sounds like the title is getting a new name to promote the FanDuel brand. Being d / b / a was on the agenda FanDuel sports betting and horse racing.
The track becomes a “Racino” and offers a full list of slots and table games when granted a casino license.
The latest IL sports betting deal for FanDuel Sportsbook brings it to a more even playing field with its top competitors. DraftKings Sports Betting and BetRivers.
Path to IL for FanDuel Sportsbook
The launch of FanDuel in Illinois should take place with Fairmount Park instead of Par-A-Dice Casino.
Fairmount is east of St. Louis. This type of positioning could have been vital for at least the first in the Illinois market, given the personal registration requirement 18 months.
By comparison, Par-A-Dice is close to the center of the state and just hours from the metropolitan areas of Chicago and St. Louis.
The Coronavirus However, the pandemic has changed that. After the start of sports betting in March Governor JB Pritzker The personal request was suspended in June as the casinos were closed.
Pritzker has moved the suspension back and forth since then, but it currently stays in place. A deterioration in the outlook for the virus in most regions of the country could lead to further spread Mid November.
DraftKings still has a market lead?
Whenever the registration of sports betting returns to personal registration, DraftKings Sportsbook may have a slight location advantage over FanDuel.
DraftKings at Casino Queen sits right above that Missouri-Illinois border divided by the Mississippi.
That means sports bettors would have to drive past this casino to get to FanDuel Sportsbook and Horse Racing 15 minutes drive.
DraftKings is also a partner of Chicago Cubs for a sports betting at Wrigley Field and with slot route operator Accel Entertainment.
The market in Illinois is growing rapidly
Enable remote registration, especially for the NFL The betting season has resulted in a much stronger start-up than expected for Illinois.
The state’s sports betting took off $ 139.8 million under control in Augustwhat is clear from the $ 52.5 million in the July.
These numbers are significant as BetRivers dominated both months. The brand was the first online sports betting company to launch and take advantage of the remote registration requirements live.
SeptemberResults should look very different with a full month of operational and marketing opportunities for DraftKings and FanDuel. Both PointsBet and William Hill also started in September.