Summary: This week, Betfair Casino and FanDuel Sportsbook linked their two apps for a shared wallet, providing players with access to casino and sports bets with one seamless payment option.
Online gamblers usually like to take part in several gaming options. At an online casino, players have access to slots, table games and more. Most operators who offer online casino games also dabble in other areas such as sports book, poker and even bingo. To help provide players with seamless access, the operator will provide one wallet for all operations. This means that players can use the money they deposit for table games in the casino, for placing sports bets or playing poker in the poker room. Just this week, it was announced that Betfair Casino in New Jersey and the FanDuel Sportsbook have linked their apps to offer one wallet for their members.
Sports Bets and Casino Gaming
The linking of the two applications took place quietly this week, allowing players to use their deposited funds within the online casino of Betfair or the sportsbook of FanDuel. The shared wallet will make it easy for players to access both options without having to log into a separate wallet for wagering.
Both brands operate under the FanDuel Group. With the linking, players will need to log in with their username and password. The apps are still separate but players will use the same log in details for both applications. A new log in does not need to be created for players to take part in both gaming options.
Customers of the FanDuel Sportsbook now have access to hundreds of casino games where real money can be wagered. Once an account has been created via FanDuel, players will need to deposit funds. There are several methods on offer for depositing. Online bank transfer, wire transfer, credit card, debit card, PayPal, PayNearMe, FanDuel prepaid card and cash at the counter or check can be used.
Once the wallet has funds, players can place sports wagers or play casino games from the same amount of cash. Players of FanDuel now have access to a special deal at Betfair Casino. Games can be played risk-free with up to $100 provided to new members on their first day.
After placing the first real money wager, net losses from the first 24 hours will be given at the casino as a credit, worth up to $100. The deal is only good for new players at the casino.
Operating Under Paddy Power Betfair
The parent company of FanDuel and Betfair is Paddy Power Betfair. The company took over operations of FanDuel back in July, with PPB now having access to sports betting operations, daily fantasy sports and TVG of the brand.
FanDuel has been quite busy in New Jersey, working quickly to offer sports betting after it was legalized in the state. In mid-July, the sportsbook began offering wagering options at the Meadowlands Racetrack, with the application for online gaming launching on the 1st of September. The brand has done quite well in the sports betting sector, having earned $4.4 million in November, this strongest month so far.
Now that the wallet of FanDuel has been combined with Betfair Casino in the state, the brand should see even more earnings fairly quickly. Online casino fans will see promos for the sportsbook and be prompted to place a wager. It will not be surprising to see totals increase in the coming months as players have a more seamless experience with Betfair and FanDuel operations.