FanDuel Group and Boyd Gaming Announce Grand Opening of the FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino Resort

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Boyd Gaming and FanDuel Group announced the grand opening of the
FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino Resort – the first FanDuel
Sportsbook in the state of Pennsylvania.

Conveniently located near Philadelphia, the FanDuel Sportsbook will
officially open to the public on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, just in time
for March Madness. FanDuel’s new 1,800 square foot sports betting retail
location will be conveniently located near the main entrance of the

“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,” said Matt King, CEO, FanDuel Group. “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.”

“In less than a year, FanDuel has established itself as the leading
sports-betting brand in a competitive New Jersey market,” said Keith
Smith, President and CEO of Boyd Gaming. “We look forward to bringing
their market-leading product to Valley Forge, and are confident the
FanDuel Sportsbook will serve as a powerful draw for new and existing
customers throughout the Philadelphia market.”

“We are excited to partner with FanDuel Group and bring a sports betting
experience to our guests,” said Dave Zerfing, General Manager of Valley
Forge Casino Resort. “Located next to our gaming floor, which has
recently been expanded with 250 new slot machines, we take pride in
continuing to enhance our amenities and offerings here at Valley Forge
Casino Resort.”

The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place Wednesday, March 13 at 12
followed by a ceremonial first bet from Brent Celek, former
Tight End from the World Champion Philadelphia Eagles.

The FanDuel Sportsbook will feature seven teller windows, 29 video
displays (televisions and odds screens), 2 sports tickers and seating
for more than 30 customers. FanDuel will provide its first class risk
and trading platform and manage the location in partnership with Boyd
Gaming and Valley Forge Casino Resort. The FanDuel Sportsbook will
feature bets on all major U.S. sports including professional baseball,
basketball, soccer, football, golf, boxing, motorsports and collegiate
football and basketball.

The FanDuel Sportsbook will be open to the public at the following times:

  • Monday-Thursday from 10 AM – 1 AM ET
  • Friday from 10 AM – 2 AM
  • Saturday from 7 AM – 2 AM
  • Sunday from 8 AM – 1 AM ET

Gambling problem? Call 1-800 GAMBLER. For more on FanDuel’s Responsible
Gaming efforts, click here: FanDuel
Sportsbook Responsible Gaming

About Boyd Gaming

Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading
geographically diversified operator of 29 gaming entertainment
properties in 10 states. The Company currently operates 1.76 million
square feet of casino space, approximately 38,000 gaming machines, 900
table games, more than 11,000 hotel rooms, and 320 food and beverage
outlets. With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino
industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an
outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering
attention to customer service. For additional Company information and
press releases, visit

About FanDuel Group

FanDuel Group is an innovative sports-tech entertainment company that is
changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams, and
leagues. The premier gaming destination in the United States, FanDuel
Group consists of a portfolio of leading brands across gaming, sports
betting, daily fantasy sports, advance-deposit wagering, and TV/media,
including FanDuel, Betfair US, DRAFT, and TVG. FanDuel Group has a
presence across 45 states and 8 million customers. The company is based
in New York with offices in California, New Jersey, Florida, Oregon, and
Scotland. FanDuel Group is a subsidiary of PaddyPower Betfair plc, a
leading international sports betting and gaming operator and a
constituent of the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange.

About Valley Forge Casino Resort

As the region’s only full-amenity gaming resort, Valley
Forge Casino Resort
features a 35,000 square-foot gaming floor with
850 slot machines and 45 table games, plus 100,000 square feet of
meeting, conference and banquet facilities and two luxury hotel towers.
The Radisson Tower has 325 recently remodeled rooms while the Casino
Tower offers over 150 completely renovated rooms in the heart of the
action. The property also presents six dining options, live
entertainment and an exciting nightlife scene. Every Valley Forge
employee is dedicated to a culture of impeccable service that is
conceived, nurtured and supported by the theme “The House Is Yours.”
This unique hospitality experience is located conveniently on the Main
Line, just two miles from the King of Prussia Mall and easily accessible
from Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. For more information,
on Facebook
and Twitter
(@VFCasinoResort). Valley Forge Casino Resort is a property of Boyd


Emily Bass