FanDuel Combines Horse Racing, Sports Betting Into Single Account

Sports betting and horse racing have always existed separately, but FanDuel recently became the first bookmaker in the U.S. to merge both on a single platform.

Rejoice, race fans! FanDuel has become the first sportsbook in the U.S. to offer sports and horse racing on the same account. Before this move, track aficionados needed a separate racing account through TVG, which happens to be run by FanDuel.

With its latest transformation, FanDuel sees a path to reach a new generation unaccustomed to horse racing. They can also receive horse racing along with other sports in a single account.

FanDuel TV broadcasts racing at the following tracks:

  • Churchill Downs
  • Del Mar
  • Gulfstream Park
  • Keeneland
  • Santa Anita

FanDuel users will also be able to bet on the Kentucky Derby for the first time on the platform in 2023.

The merged accounts and wallets make it somewhat easier to place bets. The new FanDuel app can be found in:

  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  •    Indiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • New York
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

The sportsbook will add Iowa and other states in 2023.

“Horse racing is a big part of our DNA. This is a significant opportunity to expose a broader, engaged audience to the sport in a familiar environment,” said Amy Howe, CEO of FanDuel Group.

FanDuel rebranded its TGV network into FanDuel TV earlier in 2022 bringing its clients horse racing as well as other sports.

Live horse racing in West Virginia can be found at:

  • Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack, & Resort from May through December, with simulcast racing available year-round;
  • The Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, the largest in the state features year-round along with simulcasts for horse and dog racing;
  • The Mardi Gras Casino and Resort in Charleston offers live greyhound racing; and
  • Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack also offers greyhound races. Racing, like Mardi Gras, runs year round.