FanDuel to open first sportsbook in Mississippi
Paddy Power Betfair-owned FanDuel has confirmed that its sportsbook will start taking bets at Boyd Gaming’s IP Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi, from tomorrow (Thursday).
FanDuel has enjoyed a positive start to the post-PASPA market in the US, having been ranked as the top sportsbook in New Jersey during the debut month of legal sports betting in the state.
The firm has since built on this by launching mobile sports betting in the state, joining DraftKings, Borgata, PlaySugarHouse and William Hill.
FanDuel will now expand outside New Jersey and into Mississippi, which last month became the latest state to launch a regulated sports betting market after the Supreme Court ruling on PASPA.
FanDuel will open its sportsbook at 2pm local time tomorrow when former NFL American football star and Mississippi native Marcus Dupree will be invited to place the first wager on site at the casino.
The launch forms part of a wider agreement between Paddy Power Betfair and Boyd Gaming that was announced last month.
FanDuel has no immediate plans to offer mobile sports wagering in the state. The Sun Herald newspaper said that while Mississippi law permits the use of mobile apps at a casino, this has not yet been approved for any property in the state.
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