FanDuel Sportsbook PA Valley Forge
The FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino is ready for launch! PA Sports betting will expand to 8 active sportsbooks on Wednesday, March 13th. It is expected that FanDuel will emulate the format from their NJ Sportsbook at The Meadowlands.
The FanDuel Valley Forge sportsbook will occupy a 1,800 square-foot space on the resort. Access to the new sportsbook will be easy to find via the main entrance to the casino. A recent tweet from the Valley Forge Casino account gave a sneak peek at the new FanDuel Sportsbook.
Exciting stuff is happening @VFCasinoResort where our new Sportsbook is set to have its grand opening this Wednesday, March 13th!
Here's a sneak peek 👀 pic.twitter.com/hEwt2iFdBf
— FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) March 12, 2019
FanDuel CEO Matt King comments on the new Valley Forge Sportsbook:
“Opening the FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino Resort is the start of FanDuel Group’s retail sports betting expansion in partnership with Boyd Gaming. Our experience operating the top sportsbook in New Jersey at the Meadowlands Racetrack will serve us well as we enter Philadelphia and compete for customers in an area with some of the most passionate and knowledgeable sports fans.”
FanDuel Valley Forge Sportsbook Features:
– Seven teller windows
– 29 TV’s and betting odds monitors
– Seating up to 30 people
Hours of Operation:
– Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.
– Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.
– Saturday: 7 a.m. – 2 a.m.
– Sunday: 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Valley Forge Turf Club Sportsbook
The Valley Forge Turf Club will be the 8th sportsbook in PA, per Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Chief Counsel Doug Sherman. Valley Forge will be the second off-track betting option in PA, in addition to South Philadelphia Turf Club—both of which are owned by Greenwood Gaming, which also owns Parx Casino Sportsbook. Additionally, the turf clubs will raise their admittance age from 18 to 21.
In Valley Forge, the turf-club sportsbook will be the result of a $500,000 renovation, which will include updated security measures as well as more televisions.
– 14 kiosks
– Six live tellers for sports betting
– An additional 23 tellers and 13 kiosks for horse betting
With the Valley Forge Turf Club ready to open, one can somewhat conclude that the South Philadelphia Turf Club is off to a good start. SPTC did take in over $850,000 in wagers in January, but held just a meager $91,000, the lowest in the state. That total only accounts for two weeks of business in January.
Also, SPTC did have a hold percentage of nearly 11%, which was one of the highest in the state, pointing out that Valley Forge could be a success after all if you look at turf clubs exclusively.
With Valley Forge Turf Club and FanDuel Sportsbook opening, Pennsylvania is also awaiting the launch of the BetAmerica Sportsbook at Presque Isle in April.
Pennsylvania will soon have sports betting facilities covering better parts of the entire state before we know it.