Dubuque, IA – September 4, 2019 – Today, Boyd Gaming and FanDuel Group announced the grand opening of their second retail sportsbook in the state of Iowa, located at Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque.
The FanDuel Sportsbook opened to the public today at noon, one day ahead of the kick-off of the 2019-20 professional football season. Legendary Green Bay wide receiver Antonio Freeman placed the ceremonial first bet as part of a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The first official bet at the FanDuel Sportsbook was a Moneyline wager on the Green Bay Packers total points over (21.5) in tomorrow night’s game for $86 (Antonio’s former number).
The FanDuel Sportsbook at Diamond Jo Casino is the latest step in a rapidly expanding national partnership between FanDuel Group and Boyd Gaming, two of the nation’s leading players in gaming entertainment. Over the next several days, FanDuel plans to open sportsbooks at two additional Boyd Gaming properties in the Midwest: Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa in Michigan City, Indiana; and Belterra Casino Resort in Florence, Indiana.
FanDuel also operates sportsbooks at Boyd Gaming’s Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood, Iowa, Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, and recently launched mobile sports betting in Pennsylvania in partnership with Boyd Gaming.
FanDuel’s new sports-betting retail location is conveniently located near the south entrance of Diamond Jo Casino’s floor. The FanDuel Sportsbook features four betting windows, 14 video displays including a large video wall, nine self-service IGT PlaySports betting kiosks and three sports tickers. FanDuel provides its proprietary risk and trading technology that leverages the IGT PlaySports platform. The FanDuel Sportsbook features bets on all major U.S. sports, including professional baseball, soccer, football, basketball, golf, boxing, motorsports racing, and more.
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About Diamond Jo Casino Dubuque
Located in the heart of the Port of Dubuque, Diamond Jo features a 43,000-square-foot casino with more than 900 slot machines and 19 table games; five unique dining experiences, including the award-winning Woodfire Grille steakhouse; unforgettable live entertainment at the Mississippi Moon Bar; and 30 lanes of bowling at Cherry Lanes. More information on Diamond Jo can be found at www.diamondjodubuque.com, on Facebook and on Twitter. Diamond Jo Casino is owned and operated by Boyd Gaming Corporation. Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 29 gaming entertainment properties in 10 states. With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering attention to customer service. For additional Company information and press releases, visit www.boydgaming.com.
About FanDuel Group
FanDuel Group is an innovative sports-tech entertainment company that is changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams, and leagues. The premier gaming destination in the United States, FanDuel Group consists of a portfolio of leading brands across gaming, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, advance-deposit wagering, and TV/media, including FanDuel, Betfair US, DRAFT, and TVG. FanDuel Group has a presence across 45 states and 8 million customers. The company is based in New York with offices in California, New Jersey, Florida, Oregon, and Scotland. FanDuel Group is a subsidiary of Flutter Entertainment plc, a leading international sports betting and gaming operator and a constituent of the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange.