Where is FanDuel Sportsbook Legal?
FanDuel Sportsbook is currently legal and available in four states but it is expected to launch across the country as more states move to legalize online sports betting.
FanDuel is currently available in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and West Virginia. The sportsbook launched after the Supreme Court lifted a decades-long ban on sports betting, allowing states to set their own rules. New Jersey was the first state to legalize online sports betting and many states have since followed.
FanDuel, a longtime daily fantasy sports company that is now operated by the European gambling giant Paddy Power Betfair, which recently rebranded to Flutter Entertainment, first launched in New Jersey in 2018. The company is partnered with the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey since all online platforms must partner with existing land-based casinos. The company is regulated by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement and the New Jersey Casino Control.
FanDuel was later the first online sportsbook to launch in Pennsylvania in 2019 in partnership with the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, PA. FanDuel also powers the casino’s land-based sportsbook. The company soon expanded to West Virginia in August of 2019 in partnership with The Greenbier and has since launched in Indiana in partnership with the Blue Chip and Belterra casinos.
FanDuel Expected to Be Legal in More States
FanDuel has led the way in expanding to new states as soon as they legalize online sports betting and, in many cases, it is directly lobbying lawmakers in many states to move forward on sports betting legislation.
Along with the four states where FanDuel is currently available, New Hampshire, Illinois, Tennessee, Colorado, and Rhode Island have since legalized online sports betting and the company is expected to expand there as well. Sports betting legislation is also moving along in Iowa, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Michigan.
Some states have various restrictions governing sports betting. For example, anyone that could influence the outcome of any game, like a player, coach, referee, or team employee, is typically barred from placing bets. Some states also bar wagers on college sports in the state and all states restrict betting on high school sports. Other restrictions may apply as well. Some states require you to register in person at a land-based sportsbook or casino. Some states allow mobile betting but do not allow straight online betting.