The Cordish Companies and Fubo Gaming have partnered to acquire market access for the future mobile Fubo Sportsbook in Pennsylvania.
The partnership between the owners and operators of Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia and Live! Casino Pittsburgh allows for state-wide mobile sports betting and igaming access.
The Fubo Sportsbook’s opening in Pennsylvania is contingent on receiving the necessary governmental permits.
Natural evolution to Live! Casino brands
Rob Norton, president of the Cordish Gaming Group said: “Partnering with Fubo Gaming to bring our guests this exciting, integrated mobile sports betting option is the natural evolution of our Live! Casino brands in Pennsylvania.
“Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are both iconic sports cities that are deserving of best-in-class sports betting platforms, so we look forward to working with Fubo Gaming on this new endeavour.”
FuboTV is attempting to integrate gaming with its live sports service with Fubo Sportsbook, allowing customers to wager while watching.
In addition to local and national network coverage, this has a sports offering in the Keystone State through agreements with regional sports networks NBC Sports Philadelphia (Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies) and AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates).
Expanding sportsbook’s reach to at least four states
David Gandler, co-founder and CEO, fuboTV said: “Our agreement with The Cordish Companies will bring Fubo Sportsbook to consumers in Pennsylvania, expanding our sportsbook’s reach to at least four states.
“With our sportsbook, we’re looking forward to delivering a comprehensive sports entertainment experience that combines live streaming and wagering. We expect to launch Fubo Sportsbook in the fourth quarter of this year pending regulatory approvals.”
Following previously announced market access agreements in New Jersey and Indiana (via Caesars Entertainment) and Iowa, this agreement will bring the Fubo Sportsbook to a minimum of four states (through Casino Queen).
The product is planned to start rolling out state by state in the fourth quarter of 2021, pending regulatory permission in each jurisdiction.
Scott Butera, president at Fubo Gaming said: “Entering Pennsylvania, one of the largest sports betting and igaming makers in the US, is a significant accomplishment for our forthcoming Fubo Sportsbook which, in this market, can also include mobile casino games.
“We are also excited to be partnering with Cordish who has been a leader in gaming and sports entertainment for decades.”