Fanduel was among the online sports betting sites awarded conditional licenses earlier this week by the Tennessee Education Lottery Board’s Sports Wagering. Also approved were BetMGM TN, Betfair and DraftKings.
Tennessee legalized sports betting on July 1. The state anticipates going live with online sports betting on Nov. 1.
FanDuel and its daily fantasy sports rival DraftKings TN each made the move to becoming an online sportsbook very adeptly when sports betting was legalized across the USA in 2018. Both have proven to be aggressive pursuers of sports betting licenses as states move to legalize wagering on sports.
Other states have made partnership with an existing gaming establishment a requirement for licensing. In some states that also includes the opening of a brick and mortar retail sportsbook inside that gaming operation as another stipulation of acquiring a license.
This isn’t the case in Tennessee. The state currently has no brick and mortar gambling houses. All of the Tennessee sports betting licenses being issued are for 100 percent mobile apps.
That’s playing directly into FanDuel’s hands. The company was born as an online entity and operated exclusively as such when it was only a DFS outfit. They’ve opened several retail outlets since acquiring sports betting licenses in other states but will be right in their element operating entirely online inside the Volunteer State.
In other states where they are already operational, FanDuel is currently offering new players a $1000 risk-free first bet as a signup bonus. Make your first bet after joining FanDuel. If you lose, they’ll give you a refund of up to $1000 in credit to wager at their site. The money will be refunded to your account within 72 hours.
However, FanDuel’s promotional offers run deep, the same goes for Tennessee. A recent check of their site revealed 14 promotional offers related to their sportsbook. These promotions covered a gamut of sports, including the NFL, NBA, soccer, college football, UFC, NHL and MLB.
Bettors will be hard-pressed to find a sport that they can’t wager on at FanDuel. Beyond the North American staples you’d expect to see they also provide betting lines on the Tour de France, 2021 ICC T20 World Cup cricket and Moscow Liga Pro table tennis.
The FanDuel app is easily downloadable through their website and is compatible with both iOS and Android operating systems.