You’ll find the information on FanDuel Sportsbook bonuses, incentives and betting markets below based on the successful FanDuel NJ sportsbook. While the PA version has not launched yet, it is expected to follow the successful format of the NJ site. Any differences will be highlighted as soon as it goes live.
Now FanDuel is taking its technology and experience across the river to Pennsylvania with partner Valley Forge Casino.
Since gambling was legalized, the new FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino will be the sixth sportsbook to join PA sports betting. Expect it to launch in May or June.
Considering that FanDuel is partnered with European giant Paddy Power Betfair, and Valley Forge is owned and operated by Boyd Gaming — the owners of more than 30 casinos across the country — this new venture is sure to be among the most impressive in the industry.
As aforementioned, Valley Forge is the sixth Pennsylvania casino to file for a sportsbook license. In a competitive market where most businesses are newcomers, incentives to draw in new players can be enough to tip the scales in favor of one operator over another.
The sign-up bonuses that will be made available by FanDuel at Valley Forge are unknown, but in New Jersey, the company offers a risk-free initial bet of up to $500.
This promo means that if a player loses his or her initial bet, he or she is credited back the full bet amount up to a total of $500.
This promotion differs from a cash bonus in that a player is ineligible to withdraw the credit until he or she has wagered it a second time. However, regardless of what happens with that initial wager with FanDuel, the player’s balance does not go down.
Payback bonuses are returned to a player’s account within 72 hours and may be subject to tax withholdings, depending on the amount. Once they are wagered a second time, they are eligible for withdrawal.
While the new player bonus described above hasn’t been announced for Valley Forge, we expect something similar to be made available.
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FanDuel’s history tells us that it likes to offer promotions and that its customers enjoy those promotions, specifically the plentiful “insurance” bonuses.
Players can receive “NBA Overtime Heartbreak Insurance,” which pays back up to $25 on bets that lose in overtime.
For NFL bets, players can claim “Halftime Insurance,” which pays back up to $25 on wagers that were winning at halftime but ultimately lost.
Football and basketball parlays of four or more legs also get parlay insurance. If the player hits all of the parlay legs except one, he or she receives up to $25 back.
FanDuel also offers posted daily odds boosts, which are special wagers that change from day to day and enhance the odds for a half-dozen or so bets, increasing the potential payouts.
We expect similar offerings when the FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge opens its doors and releases its app.
The third and final way to bring players in and keep them coming back is through a customer loyalty program.
FanDuel’s current point-based Players Club features automatic enrollment. The more points a player earns, the more bonus wagers he or she receives.
One top feature of the Players Club is that as long as a player places one wager in 12 months, all of those points roll over to the next 12 months.
Valley Forge Casino offers its customers membership in the point-based Valley Club. Enrollment results in a free $25 slot play. Perks of the Valley Club include birthday bonuses, discounts on food and drink, airline miles and room upgrades at the casino and hotel.
When the new Valley Forge/FanDuel partnership starts taking bets, the new loyalty program is likely to be a combination of the best features of the two companies’ current offerings.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) requires a physical sportsbook to open before its operator expands its offerings to online and mobile access.
When the new 1,800-square foot sportsbook opens its doors, it will be the first place for gamblers to sign up for a new account.
When mobile access becomes available later in 2019, registration for a new account should be quick and easy.
New customers will only need to provide their name, date of birth, email address, phone number, physical address and Social Security number. This information is needed to confirm the player’s identity and location.
Next, the player will need to select a username and password, and then receive the option to turn on two-factor authentication for an extra layer of security.
The only time a government-issued identification may be required is if the new account shows suspicious activity.
At that point, the Valley Forge/FanDuel security team will need to confirm the user’s identification and ownership of any credit cards or bank accounts attached to the account. The process should be straightforward and geared toward protecting the customer from any fraudulent activity.
The FanDuel Sportsbook PA mobile app is a convenient way to place sports bets whenever you’d like. Apple customers can download it from the app store, while Android users must download the app directly from FanDuel’s website.
Even though you don’t need to be a resident of Pennsylvania to download the app, you must physically be within the state to place a bet. The app will use geolocation to determine where you are when using it.
The first thing you’ll notice about the mobile app is that it’s similar to the website version. Both options are clear and easy to use. The continuity between the two makes navigating the app that much easier.
The FanDuel mobile app does a great job of providing the information and the odds that you want to see.
FanDuel’s home page features the top live games happening along with other prime sporting events to take place that day.
There is a “Popular” and “Live” tab, which are organized by sport. These tabs are quite helpful because they quickly show which live games are available to bet, as well as saves time from having to search for the line.
The remaining odds are organized under tabs with all of the different market listings offered. You can find a range of sports by clicking the “All Sports” tab. This will list every market in alphabetical order.
Besides the odds you’re able to bet, the app highlights which promotions are currently ongoing. These scroll across the top of the app and let you know which promos to enjoy.
There are multiple ways to deposit funds into your account on the Pennsylvania sportsbook. These methods include:
Here are the different options to withdraw funds on FanDuel Sportsbook:
There are a variety of bet selections. These include:
By providing so many options to choose from, FanDuel allows you to be creative and find your perfect bet. There are more than enough betting types, and FanDuel does a great job of having a lot of odds for each.
FanDuel has plenty of different sports. They include:
Many of the sports mentioned above you can bet on include several leagues. Some of the most popular leagues you can bet on at FanDuel Sportsbook are:
In-play betting involves placing bets on events already in progress; Valley Forge and FanDuel should offer them.
This highly popular means of live betting gives players the opportunity to play several games within a single game. Options include multiple halftime totals and second-chance multipliers. Gamblers can also pay their way out of bets as well as place new wagers, all within the same event.
FanDuel’s customer service help desk is available 24/7 to answer any questions. You can get assistance through a live chat, email or telephone.
For help, email [email protected] or call 877-689-0662.
FanDuel utilizes strong authentication so you can keep your account as secure as possible. When enabled, you must answer two security questions along with entering your password to log in.
FanDuel also provides a wide range of ways to help you practice responsible gambling. You’re able to set limits for how much you can deposit, wager or even how much time you spend on the app. The sportsbook also allows you to exclude yourself for a set period of time.
The land-based FanDuel Sportsbook is located at the Valley Forge Casino in King of Prussia, PA. It began taking sports wagers on March 11.
The retail sportsbook features seven betting windows and 27 televisions in a 1,800-square-foot facility.
It’s open seven days a week and closes relatively late compared to other sportsbooks. It closes at 1 a.m. every night, except for Friday and Saturdays when it stays open until 2 a.m.
Fortunately, the FanDuel Sportsbook mobile app should be available quite soon. It’s scheduled to debut in May or June.
The Valley Forge Casino and sportsbook is owned and operated by Boyd Gaming. Boyd announced its new partnership with FanDuel in August 2018 to bring sports betting to PA and across the country.