uboTV streaming platform’s subsidiary Fubo Gaming and The Cordish Companies announced Thursday their market access agreement for the forthcoming mobile Fubo Sportsbook in Pennsylvania has been completed. However, its launch is still subject to obtaining requisite regulatory approvals.
This partnership will bring Fubo Sportsbook to a minimum of four states, following previously announced market access agreements in New Jersey and Indiana (through Caesars Entertainment, Inc) and Iowa (through Casino Queen). In Pennsylvania, The Cordish Companies is the owner and operator of Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia and Live! Casino Pittsburgh.
Through their new sportsbook, FuboTV intends to integrate gaming with its live sports offering, enabling consumers to wager while they watch.
The streaming platform currently operates in Pennsylvania through its carriage agreements with regional sports networks NBC Sports Philadelphia and AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, in addition to local national network coverage.
Scott Butera, president of Fubo Gaming, spoke about the company’s future in alliance with The Cordish Companies in a press release.
“Entering Pennsylvania, one of the largest sports betting and iGaming makers in the U.S., is a significant accomplishment for our forthcoming Fubo Sportsbook, which, in this market, can also include mobile casino games”, he said. “We are also excited to be partnering with Cordish who has been a leader in gaming and sports entertainment for decades”.
“Our agreement with The Cordish Companies will bring Fubo Sportsbook to consumers in Pennsylvania, expanding our sportsbook’s reach to, at least, four states”, added FuboTV’s co-founder and CEO David Gandler. “With our sportsbook, we’re looking forward to delivering a comprehensive sports entertainment experience that combines live streaming and wagering”.
Cordish Gaming Group’s president, Rob Norton, also spoke about his company’s partnership with Fubo and described it as “the natural evolution of our Live! Casino brands in Pennsylvania”. He also underscored that both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are “iconic sports cities that are deserving of best-in-class sports betting platforms.”