FanDuel Group and the Washington Football Team announced the first-ever market access partnership between a National Football League team and an online sports gaming platform in the U.S.
Under the terms of this agreement, FanDuel and the Washington Football Team launched legal sports betting in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The partnership combines FanDuel Group’s sports betting platform with the Washington Football Team’s strong presence in Virginia as it serves as the home for the INOVA Sports Performance Center, Richmond Training Camp, and the team headquarters.
Virginia became the ninth state in the United States where the FanDuel Sportsbook will be available for iOS and Android.
“We’re honored to partner with an iconic sports franchise, and we plan to deliver the most fan-focused, and secure, mobile sports betting experience to the passionate sports fans of Virginia,” said Matt King, CEO of FanDuel Group.
Under Virginia’s sports wagering law, the Washington Football Team was given preference for a mobile sports betting permit based on it meeting certain criteria for sports franchises headquartered in Virginia, and the option to partner with an established sports wagering operator to run the business. The Washington Football Team has chosen the FanDuel Sportsbook as its operational partner to jointly hold the permit.