It has been announced that sports betting services have been launched in the state of Illinois by the collaboration of gaming and betting giants Boyd Gaming and FanDuel Group.
As part of their continued expansion partnership, the two firms announced the launch of their product FanDuel Par-A-Dice Sportsbook in The Prairie State.
Resident sports-fans in Illinois will now gain access to a new channel of sports betting within the state available both online and on mobile.
Wagering on sports such as professional football, basketball, baseball and hockey among others will be available through the website and mobile app.
Matt King of FanDuel commented on the launch:
“Sports are back and FanDuel, America’s No. 1 sportsbook, is coming to Illinois with our friends at Boyd Gaming and the Par-A-Dice Casino. Boyd Gaming and the Par-A-Dice are perfect partners for us to bring our innovative sports-betting app and retail sportsbook experience to sports fans in Illinois.”
In addition, a retail sportsbook venue is also opening in Boyd Gaming’s Par-A-Dice Casino in East Peoria, Illinois, pending regulatory approval, which will be operated by FanDuel.
Keith Smith of Boyd Gaming also spoke about the new sportsbook facility within Illinois:
“Given the tremendous success of our existing FanDuel Sportsbooks, we are confident that the FanDuel Par-A-Dice Sportsbook will quickly become Illinois sports bettors’ mobile app of choice.
We are excited for the opportunity to offer both mobile and retail sports betting in one of the most populous states in the country, as we continue to expand our strategic partnership with FanDuel Group.”
Since launching their partnership in mid-2018, Boyd Gaming and FanDuel have introduced mobile sports-betting apps in Indiana and Pennsylvania, as well as retail FanDuel Sportsbooks at eight Boyd Gaming properties in five states.