The newly created FanDuel Group has announced the unveiling of its first sports betting retail outlet, set to be located at East Rutherford New Jersey’s Meadowlands Racetrack.
Opening for the first time tomorrow, Saturday July 14 at 11am, the 5,310 square foot property is located in close proximity to New York City, as well being adjacent to the MetLife Stadium home of both the New York Giants and New York Jets.
Matt King, CEO of FanDuel Group, commented: “The opening of our first sportsbook at the Meadowlands is reflective of our commitment to providing sports fans a best-in-class experience.
“We’re excited to partner with Jeff Gural and the team at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment on what we believe will be the premier sports betting experience for fans in New Jersey, New York, and across the northeast region.”
It is detailed that the first ever FanDuel sportsbook will feature all major US sports, with an initial ten teller windows and 27 televisions accommodating up to 490 people.
By the start of the National Football League season in September, it is hoped that expansions will see the property include 15 tellers, 65 television screens and a capacity of close to 650 people.
Opening on July 14 ties in with a number of global sporting events, with the World Cup in Russia coming to end, the men’s and women’s tennis finals emanating from Wimbledon and a host of Major League Baseball games concluding the first half of the season.
Jeff Gural, Chairman & CEO of Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment, added: “Partnering with FanDuel Group and our proximity to New York City puts us in prime position to capitalise on the seemingly endless opportunities around sports betting.
“Opening our doors on the eve of the biggest soccer game in the world is just the start. We look forward to enhancing the gameday experience for local fans, as well as visitors from around the world.”