Sports betting is booming in the United States, after a mid-May ruling by the United States Supreme Court, which struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. Every state now has the legal right to create legislation and approve sports betting for real money within their borders. Several states have already begun offering services, including New Jersey, one of the first states to go live with land-based and online sports betting options. Just this past weekend, the FanDuel Sportsbook mobile application went live, after a soft launch, with the rollout taking place at the same time as their retail sportsbook renovations finish up at the Meadowlands Racetrack.
On Friday, the FanDuel Group provided a press release, detailing the official launch of their FanDuel Sportsbook App. the product was first introduced to a small group of bettors, which is required by law. A five-day testing phase must be completed before regulators will give the go-ahead for a full online launch.
Matt King, the CEO of the FanDuel Group, commented on that release by stating that FanDuel is creating a new genre of entertainment, with sports betting being another way that the company can bring fans closer to the games and teams they follow, as well as allowing for more player engagement.
King stated: “We’re leveraging our experiences building the Sportsbook at the Meadowlands and the global footprint of Paddy Power Betfair to build an online sports betting experience that fans wan, love, and can rely on.”
The FanDuel Group is the American sector of paddy Power Betfair, with the company working with the Meadowlands for land-based and mobile sports betting operations. Players can now download the FanDuel Sportsbook app via Android and iOS or access the sportsbook online. The mobile option provides lines on several sports including football, baseball, basketball, tennis, soccer and more.
On top of several sports categories, the app also provides a nice variety of betting options. Included in the mix are Point Spreads, Parlays, Props, Money Lines, Round Robins, Over/Unders and Live in-game wagering. The app includes a Betting Slip feature where players can view the potential payouts for a wager before placing their bet. Players can post real money wagers via the app, depositing with PayPal, debit cards, credit cards, online bank transfers or eCheck.
The new FanDuel option is just one of many examples as to how the gambling landscape is changing thanks to recent legislative changes in the US.