From Tioga Downs Casino Resort:
First-Ever FanDuel Sportsbook Opens at Gural-Owned Meadowlands
Jeff Gural Partners with FanDuel Sportsbook; Hopes to Bring Offering to Tioga Downs
Nichols, N.Y. – July 16, 2018 – FanDuel Group, a leader in fantasy sports, online gaming, and television content, announced the grand opening of the first-ever FanDuel Sportsbook located at the New Meadowlands Racetrack – and Tioga Downs owner Jeff Gural hopes to soon bring the same exciting offering to Nichols.
FanDuel’s new 5,310 square foot sports betting retail location, which opened to the public on Saturday, July 14, is adjacent to MetLife Stadium and is the closest in proximity to New York City, making it the go-to sports betting destination in the northeast.
“The opening of our first sportsbook at the Meadowlands is reflective of our commitment to providing sports fans a best-in-class experience,” said Matt King, CEO, FanDuel Group. “We’re excited to partner with Jeff Gural and the team at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment on what we believe will be the premier sports betting experience for fans in New Jersey, New York, and across the northeast region.”
The FanDuel Sportsbook will feature bets on all major U.S. sports, including professional baseball, soccer, football, basketball, golf, boxing, motorsports racing, and more. At opening, the location will initially feature 10 teller windows and 27 televisions and accommodate up to 490 people. By the start of the football season, the FanDuel Sportsbook will expand to include 15 tellers, 65 television screens, and a capacity of close to 650 people. Customers can watch the games and dine on incredible food in a state of the art lounge.
Mr. Gural looks forward to bringing this opportunity to Tioga Downs as soon as New York State passes and writes legislation to allow for sports betting on property.
“Partnering with FanDuel Group and our proximity to New York City puts us in prime position to capitalize on the seemingly endless opportunities around sports betting,” said Mr. Gural, Chairman & CEO of Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment, as well as American Racing & Entertainment. “Opening our doors on the eve of the biggest soccer game in the world is just the start. We look forward to enhancing the gameday experience for local fans, as well as visitors from around the world.”
FanDuel Sportsbook retail location will be open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am ET to 1:00 am ET; Friday from 10 am ET to 2:00 am; Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 am; and Sunday from 9:00 am – 1:00 am ET. For exclusive updates on upcoming products and announcements, please visit www.fanduel.com/sportsbook.
About FanDuel Group:
FanDuel Group is an innovative sports-tech entertainment company that is changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams, and leagues. The premier gaming destination in the United States, FanDuel Group consists of a portfolio of leading brands across gaming, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, advance-deposit wagering, and TV/media, including FanDuel, Betfair US, DRAFT, and TVG. FanDuel Group has a presence across 45 states and 8 million customers. The company is based in New York with offices in California, New Jersey, Florida, Oregon, and Scotland. FanDuel Group is a subsidiary of Paddy Power Betfair plc, a leading international sports betting and gaming operator and a constituent of the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange.
About Tioga Downs:
Tioga Downs, which opened in 2006, offers live harness racing, casino gaming and live entertainment. Jeff Gural owns Tioga Downs in Nichols, New York as well as Vernon Downs in Vernon, New York. Since opening the new casino in December 2016, Tioga Downs has expanded its gaming offerings to include 944 slot machines, 32 table games and a luxurious 12-table poker room, which is now affiliated with the World Series of Poker. The new Tioga Downs Hotel, which spans six stories and boasts 161 rooms, an events center and many other exciting amenities, officially opened in December 2017. Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs have created more than 1,000 family-sustaining jobs and donated millions to nonprofit organizations. For more information on Tioga Downs, please visit www.tiogadowns.com.