Boyd Gaming and FanDuel Group have completed the grand opening of their first retail sportsbook in the state of Iowa, located at Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood.
The FanDuel Sportsbook, the first in the Midwest, opened to the public last week with Football Hall of Famer and Minnesota sports legend John Randle placing the ceremonial first bet as part of a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The first official bet was a Moneyline wager on the Twins for $93 (Randle’s former number).
FanDuel’s new sports betting retail location is conveniently located between the Cashier’s Cage and Big Wheel Bar. It features three betting windows, six video displays including a large video wall, 11 self-service IGT PlaySports betting kiosks and one sports ticker. FanDuel will provide its proprietary risk and trading technology that leverages the IGT PlaySports platform.
The sportsbook offers bets on all major US sports, including baseball, soccer, football, basketball, golf, boxing, motorsports racing, and more.
The Diamond Jo facility marks the latest step in a rapidly expanding national partnership between FanDuel Group and Boyd Gaming. Over the next several weeks, FanDuel Group plans to open sportsbooks at three additional Boyd Gaming properties in the Midwest: Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, Iowa; Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa in Michigan City, Indiana; and Belterra Casino Resort in Florence, Indiana.
The firm also operates the sportsbook at Boyd Gaming’s Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, and recently launched mobile sports betting in Pennsylvania in partnership with Boyd Gaming.