FanDuel became the third mobile sports betting operator to go live in Illinois, launching Friday to join BetRivers and DraftKings.
FanDuel’s partner in Illinois, Par-A-Dice Casino, submitted “go-live” paperwork to the Illinois Gaming Board on Aug. 19 for online wagering only, though the Peoria-based casino had been granted a sports betting license in June. Because of the co-branding rules in the state, it is known as the “FanDuel Par-A-Dice Sportsbook” app.
“We have been waiting for this day for quite some time,” said Mike Raffensperger, CMO of FanDuel Group, in a statement. “Sports are back, so we are going to show sports fans in Illinois an innovative sports betting app experience with industry leading promotions and consumer protections that have made FanDuel the #1 sportsbook in the U.S.”