FanDuel Launches Standalone Online Casino in NJ
FanDuel has just launched a new standalone casino in New Jersey via mobile and desktop devices.
Just when it seems like New Jersey might not be able to handle another online casino, a new one launches. FanDuel announced this week that its standalone online casino produce is live in the Garden State, accessible on desktop, Android, and iOS devices. Originally, FanDuel launched its casino within the sportsbook app, providing players with access to sports betting and casino games all in one place. Players can still access gaming from there, but there is also now a standalone app with just casino services.
Growing its Casino
FanDuel may have started as a daily fantasy sports and sports betting company, but the brand quickly moved to offer casino gaming as well. Its casino product has been gaining ground as of late and the standalone option is now offered in NJ along with West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. The site offers plenty of gaming options including traditional roulette, slots, video poker, and blackjack.
In New Jersey, the FanDuel sportsbook is top dog, and the brand is hoping that its casino will be just as successful. Last year, online gambling took off in New Jersey, as the land-based facilities in the state and across the US shutdown due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Just this year, online casinos in New Jersey have earned over $100 million in revenues in just five months. Players have really taken to the casino side of gaming and FanDuel is expected to do well with its standalone product.
In the beginning, players of the FanDuel sportsbook in NJ were given access to casino games via Betfair. Last year, Flutter took on the Stardust Casino brand and Betfair then turned into Stardust. Now, players can still access the Stardust brand or use the FanDuel option that just launched.
Details of the Online Casino
The setup of the casino is nicely streamlined with plenty of gaming options for every player. There are slot games, live casino options, jackpot games, table games and more. You can set your favorite games to come back to later or select the New category to see the latest titles released at the site.
The ticker at the middle of the site highlights game of the week and additional promotions as well as gaming options. There are plenty of promotions to choose from, including options for new players and existing members.
In New Jersey, the state is already on track to hit the $1 billion mark when it comes to revenues from online casino gaming in 2021. With the addition of the new site, the state will be even closer to reaching the goal and may even hit it sooner rather than later.
FanDuel is a popular brand that appeals to sports fans and casino players. The brand is well-known and trusted, which will only lead players in New Jersey to try the new gaming options. It will certainly be interesting to see how the brand fares against other providers and if they are able to push ahead to the top of the earner list after launching or will it take some time to do so.
As more states legalize sports betting and casino games, we expect that FanDuel will continue to sign new partnership deals and obtain licensing to launch in new areas of the US. Sports betting growth has been astronomical over the past few years and the majority of states in the US have legalized the activity or are doing so.
Online casino legalization is slower but new states are entering the fray on a continual basis, giving players hope that eventually maybe the activity will be available across the board.