Boyd & FanDuel Return To Real Money Gaming With Stardust Revival

In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Boyd Gaming Corporation and FanDuel Group will open Stardust-branded online casinos, marking the brand’s return to real-money gaming.

This comes nearly eight months after the entertainment and hospitality company revealed the brand’s relaunch, which included a free-to-play smartphone gaming service.

Powering the casino

FanDuel’s patented front-end, applications, and player account management system will power the Stardust Casino, which will be related to Boyd Gaming’s B Connected player loyalty scheme.

The igaming offerings from FanDuel and Boyd Gaming are expected to launch in April, pending final regulatory approval from each jurisdiction. Customers from all over the world will be able to use the social entity, even though they must be residents of one of the two states to access the real-money casinos.

Keith Smith, president and CEO of Boyd Gaming said: “For nearly 50 years, the Stardust was one of the most famous casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. And while the resort has been gone for more than a decade, the Stardust brand is still as well-known and popular as ever.

“We are excited to work with our partners at FanDuel to launch our first real-money online casinos and are confident this legendary brand will give us a significant advantage in connecting with players looking for a distinctive online gaming experience.”

Wide range of popular casino games

The new Stardust Casino promises to offer a wide range of popular casino games, including slots, blackjack, roulette, video poker, and baccarat, as well as live dealer games; the opportunity to safely and easily cash out winnings; and various account safeguards.

In New Jersey, FanDuel expects to rebrand its current Betfair Casino under Boyd Gaming’s Stardust brand, as well as open a Stardust online casino in Pennsylvania. In both jurisdictions, a single Stardust Casino app will be available for iOS and Android.

Amy Howe, president of FanDuel Group said: “The new Stardust Casino will retain all of the great games that customers love on Betfair Casino, while incorporating a new stylish look that captures the glitz, glamour and nostalgia of old Las Vegas.

“Stardust Casino allows us to take a market leading product to the next level, creating a unified platform across New Jersey and Pennsylvania and integrating Boyd Gaming’s B Connected player loyalty program to provide even more value to our customers.” 

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