- FanDuel launched a new app specifically for online casino gaming in NJ, separated from sports betting.
- New users on FanDuel's casino app play risk-free up to $1000 on their first day.
- PointsBet will also be offering proprietary online casino gaming in NJ.
TRENTON, NJ - FanDuel, a company known primarily for its sportsbook offerings, is branching out. Last week FanDuel revealed the launch of their new proprietary online casino gaming application for New Jersey residents.
Although the company mainly offered sports betting to its NJ customers in the past with a few casino games as a side offering, FanDuel will now offer a host of casino games such as blackjack, slots, roulette and even poker in a standalone format.
Those interested will be excited to note that all of these offerings will be available on iOS, Android, and standard desktops.
FanDuel Casino will still be accessible through the FanDuel Sportsbook app that consumers are already familiar with, and their existing FanDuel Fantasy or Sportsbook accounts will be fully capable of using the Casino functions of the app. Players not interested in sports betting however, now have the option to prioritize mobile casino gaming instead via the FanDuel Casino app.
Any new user to sign up can play risk-free up to $1000 on their first day.
There Is Always Competition
While thousands of bettors are sure to be excited at FanDuel's new online offerings, the Australia-based PointsBet revealed in a statement on July 23 that they will also be providing online gaming in NJ.
“We are thrilled to be able to expand our iGaming presence in the United States and bring our proprietary online casino product to the robust New Jersey market,” said Sam Swanell, PointsBet Group CEO and Managing Director.
This will mark PointsBet's introduction to New Jersey, meaning they will have to work to compete with FanDuel's previously established presence.
Both companies have prioritized sports betting in the past, so getting fans on board with their new online gambling options may require some clever and efficient marketing.