Valley Forge Casino To Open Up FanDuel Sportsbook Next Week

Valley Forge Casino To Open Up FanDuel Sportsbook Next Week

FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge To Open

The Valley Forge Casino is set to be the site of the newest PA sportsbook next week when they undergo a two-day testing period Monday and Tuesday before an official launch on Wednesday. Should the testing period go smoothly, the sportsbook would launch in time for March Madness, one of the busiest times of the year for sports betting.

It won’t be the only sportsbook to open on the week. The launch will be followed by the opening of the third Parx Casino sportsbook later on in the week. The launch of the Valley Forge sportsbook would mark the second land-based FanDuel sportsbook to open. FanDuel also operates a sportsbook in East Rutherford New Jersey on the site of the Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment facility.

The opening of the Valley Forge Casino sportsbook and Parx Turf Club in Oaks will mark the seventh and eighth land-based sportsbooks locations operating in Pennsylvania.

About the Valley Forge FanDuel Sportsbook

The new sportsbook is located on the gaming floor of the Valley Forge Casino, which is off the Schuylkill Expressway in King of Prussia, PA. Valley Forge applied for its sports betting license in November 2018 and was approved earlier this year. Valley Forge parent company Boyd Gaming announced their partnership last September.

During the testing period, the Valley Forge FanDuel Sportsbook will be open from 2 PM to 11 PM on Monday and Tuesday. Should that all go smoothly, former Philadelphia Eagles Tight End Brent Celek will be on hand on Wednesday at noon for the official launch of the sportsbook with the ceremonial first bet.

After the soft opening, the FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino Resort will be open during the following hours:

FanDuel Valley Forge Casino Sportsbook Hours
Monday10 AM to 1 AM
Tuesday10 AM to 1 AM
Wednesday10 AM to 1 AM
Thursday10 AM to 1 AM
Friday10 AM to 2 AM
Saturday7 AM to 2 AM
Sunday8 AM to 1 AM

The Valley Forge Sportsbook will feature 7 betting windows where bettors can place their wagers. Bettors can then stay and enjoy the game on 27 television screens as well as monitor action on 2 sports tickers.

Bettors will be able to make bet on most standard betting lines (spread, moneyline, over/unders) on all major U.S. sports including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, soccer, golf, boxing, motorsports as well as college basketball and football.

What’s next for sports betting in PA?

In addition to their land-based sportsbook, Valley Forge has also partnered with FanDuel to offer sports betting online through FanDuel.

Due to a revised opinion from the U.S. Department of Justice on the Wire Act announced in January, online gambling has been delayed in Pennsylvania until July. While it is not expected to permanently harm online gambling in the state, regulators want to make sure they are complying with the DOJ’s latest stance. PA online casinos and online sportsbooks will need to ensure that all elements of their online gaming operations — notably servers — are kept within the state’s borders.

This means the FanDuel sportsbook and any other sportsbook will not go live in the state until this summer. With FanDuel already operational in New Jersey, it would not be a surprise to see FanDuel become one of the first online sportsbooks to open up in PA.

On the land-based sportsbook front, next up will be the third sportsbook from Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment’s Parx Casino. That sportsbook will be located in Oaks, PA, a short drive from the new Valley Forge Casino sportsbook. The Presque Isle Downs and Casino has also been approved to launch a sportsbook, but the casino has yet to begin taking bets.

For now, the remaining PA casinos in the state are sitting on the sidelines, although it is widely expected that Mount Airy — who has partnered with BetStars — will get into the mix at some point as well. Whether additional PA casinos join the mix will likely depend on the success of sportsbetting in PA and whether concerns of the Wire Act implementation will be eased.