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Where is FanDuel Sportsbook Legal?

14 April 2021

The number of states where you can use FanDuel Sportsbook has reached double figures. This article highlights where FanDuel is legal in the US.

Where is FanDuel Sportsbook legal?

FanDuel sportsbook is operating in ten states as of August 2021. In order of launch, these are New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indiana, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Tennessee, Virginia, and Michigan.

The first legal state for FanDuel sportsbook was New Jersey in September 2018, with the company's latest launch coming in Michigan in January 2021.

Ohio, New York, and Maryland are three states where FanDuel is expected to be available in the future. However, this is dependent on said states legalizing online sports betting.

FanDuel Legal States

  1. NJ, PA WV, IN, CO, Il, IA, TN, VA, MI

What states is FanDuel Sportsbook legal?

FanDuel Sportsbook New Jersey

  • Online launch: September 2018
  • Licensing Partner: Meadowlands Racetrack
  • Regulated by: New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE)

FanDuel’s sportsbook made its US debut in the Garden State, a month after DFS rival DraftKings. Despite this, FanDuel is the market leader in NJ. Sports bettors in New Jersey can use FanDuel provided they are located within state lines when a real money bet is placed.

FanDuel Sportsbook Pennsylvania

  • Online launch: July 2019
  • Licensing Partner: Valley Forge Casino Resort
  • Regulated by: Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB)

Almost a year after its launch in NJ, FanDuel sportsbook went live in Pennsylvania in July 2019. Today, the sportsbook just edges DraftKings in terms of market share. Bettors in PA can access FanDuel via a mobile betting app available for iOS and Android and through the FanDuel sportsbook website.

FanDuel Sportsbook West Virginia

  • Online launch: August 2019
  • Licensing Partner: The Greenbrier
  • Regulated by: West Virginia Lottery

FanDuel’s online sportsbook has operated in West Virginia since 2019 but the betting site was revamped in December 2020. The relaunch is the first FanDuel sportsbook to be powered by Scientific Games’ OpenBet, which is used to power brands including Betfair and SkyBet, also owned by FanDuel’s parent company, Flutter Entertainment.

FanDuel Sportsbook Indiana

  • Online launch: October 2019
  • Licensing Partner: Belterra Casino Resort
  • Regulated by: Indiana Gaming Commission

The Hoosier State became FanDuel’s fourth sports betting state in October 2019. Hoosiers betting on their favorite sports can access FanDuel online and on dedicated mobile apps for iOS and Android.

FanDuel Sportsbook Colorado

  • Online launch: May 2020
  • Licensing Partner: Twin River Holdings
  • Regulated by: Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission

FanDuel was one of the first to enter the sports betting market in the Centennial State on May 1, 2020. FanDuel’s Sportsbook is available to download for iOS and Android devices and via the sports betting website.

FanDuel Sportsbook Illinois

  • Online launch: August 2020
  • Licensing Partner: Fairmount Park Racetrack
  • Regulated by: Illinois Gaming Board

FanDuel became the third mobile betting operator in The Prairie State after going live in August 2020. As with other legal states, FanDuel can only be used if bettors are located in Illinois at the time a bet is made. Currently, in-person registration is required in Illinois.

FanDuel Sportsbook Iowa

  • Online launch: September 2020
  • Licensing Partner: Diamond Jo Worth Casino
  • Regulated by: Iowa Gaming Commission

Iowa was seven-up for FanDuel. The legal betting framework initially meant bettors in the Hawkeye State had to sign-up with FanDuel in person but that requirement expired on January 1, 2021.

FanDuel Sportsbook Tennessee

  • Online launch: November 2020
  • Licensing Partner: N/A
  • Regulated by: Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation

FanDuel was among the first operators to go live in America’s first online-only sports betting states, taking its first wager on November 1, 2020. Bettors in the Volunteer State can only wager online or via the FanDuel mobile betting app available for iOS and Android devices.

FanDuel Sportsbook Virginia

  • Online launch: January 2021
  • Licensing Partner: N/A
  • Regulated by: Virginia Lottery

FanDuel kicked off VA sports betting through its partnership with Washington Football team. Land-based gambling locations do not exist in Virginia so, like Tennessee, FanDuel is only available online and on mobile for bettors in the Old Dominion.

FanDuel Sportsbook Michigan

  • Online launch: January 2021
  • Licensing Partner: MotorCity Casino
  • Regulated by: Michigan Gaming Control Board

Michigan represented legal state number 10 for FanDuel. Alongside DFS rival DraftKings, FanDuel has captured a large portion of the market share in the Wolverine State.

How FanDuel Sportsbook is Legal in the US

The American operator is licensed through partnerships with land-based gambling locations in each legal state including Meadowlands Racetrack (NJ), Valley Forge Casino Resort (PA), The Greenbrier (WV), Belterra Casino Resort (IN), Twin River Holdings (CO), FanDuel Sportsbook & Horse Racing (IL), Diamond Jo Worth Casino (IA) and MotorCity Casino (MI). FanDuel holds mobile betting only licenses in TN and VA, two states without brick-and-mortar casinos.

As a licensed betting site, FanDuel is regulated by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, West Virginia Lottery, Indiana Gaming Commission, Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission, Illinois Gaming Board, Iowa Gaming Commission, Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, Virginia Lottery, and Michigan Gaming Control Board.

When will FanDuel Sportsbook be legal in my state?

FanDuel Sportsbook New York

The Empire State has, at last, approved regulated mobile sports betting. An online market could potentially before Super Bowl LVI in February 2022. The bidding process for operators is expected to begin from July with FanDuel a dead cert to acquire one of the licenses. FanDuel’s launch of its retail sportsbook at Tioga Downs Resort in July 2021 pretty much confirms this.

Fanduel Sportsbook Ohio

It’s a case of when, not if, Ohio gets legal sports betting and there’s growing optimism that it could be in place before the end of 2021. When it does, we firmly expect FanDuel to head a stellar line-up of betting operators in the Buckeye State.

FanDuel Sportsbook California

The state continues to work on legalizing sports betting with 2022 mooted as a timeframe for a potential launch. FanDuel’s status and popularity across the country will automatically place it among the leading online betting operators to be awarded a license in The Golden State.

About FanDuel

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Founded in 2009, FanDuel started out as a provider of Daily Fantasy Sports and became an online sportsbook in 2018 following the repeal of PASPA.

Since making its sportsbook debut in New Jersey in 2018, FanDuel has become a market leader and launched in no less than nine other states including Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Illinois.

FanDuel is owned by Flutter Entertainment (formerly known as Paddy Power Betfair), a global online gambling operator who is also responsible for brands including FOX Bet, PokerStars, and Sky Bet.


FAQs about where FanDuel is legal

Is FanDuel sportsbook legit?

Absolutely. FanDuel is a distinguished sports betting brand owned by global online gambling operator, Flutter Entertainment.

Is FanDuel sportsbook safe?

Yes. As an operator licensed and regulated sportsbook in ten US states, FanDuel is a safe and trustworthy online betting sportsbook.

Who can use FanDuel sportsbook?

Providing you are at least 21 years of age, you can register and deposit money with FanDuel Sportsbook anywhere in the US.

However, to use FanDuel to place real money bets on sports, you need to be in one of these states:

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • Indiana
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Michigan

Can I use FanDuel sportsbook in Illinois?

You can indeed use FanDuel in Illinois. To bet you need to register in person and make sure you’re in Illinois when making a real money bet.

Can you use FanDuel sportsbook in New York?

No, unfortunately, mobile sports betting is not yet up and running in New York. However, when the Empire State approves a regulated market, FanDuel is expected to feature among the various betting sites you can use.

Is FanDuel sportsbook legal in Texas?

No. Since sports betting is not legal in Texas, online sportsbooks do not exist in the Lone Star State.

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