FanDuel Group announced on Friday the opening of its first retail sportsbook in New York State, located at Tioga Downs Casino Resort in Nichols, New York.
The FanDuel Sportsbook opened Friday, 19 July, with New York Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo making the ceremonial first bet as part of a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Tioga Downs’ sports betting retail location is one of four upstate New York casinos permitted to offer sports betting in the state of New York and Keith Wall, Vice President Commercial Retail at FanDuel Group said the sportsbook would be a great opportunity for the state.
“As we continue to expand our sportsbook operations across the US the opening of our FanDuel Sportsbook at Tioga Downs Casino Resort is a history-making moment for the FanDuel Group,” Wall said.
“[Tioga Downs owner] Jeff Gural has been an incredible partner in New Jersey, and joining forces with him and the team at Tioga Downs allows us to bring sports betting to New York sports fans while delivering new jobs and tax revenue to the Empire State.”
The 2,600 square foot sports betting retail location will feature eight betting windows, 27 video displays including a large video wall, 14 self service betting kiosks from IGTPlayDigital, three sports tickers, 12 lounge seats, seven high tables, two drink rails, and seating for more than 50 customers.
The sportsbook will feature bets on all major US sports, including professional baseball, soccer, football, basketball, golf, boxing, motorsports and racing.
Tioga Downs becomes the second venue in New York to launch sports betting, following the Schenectady-based Rivers Casino’s launch on 16 July.