Boyd Gaming Corporation has extended its partnership and FanDuel Group to launch the FanDuel Par-A-Dice Sportsbook in the state of Illinois.

Punters in Illinois can use FanDuel’s industry-leading online and mobile sports-betting platform, which offers betting options in professional football, basketball, baseball, and hockey.   FanDuel will also open a retail sportsbook located at Boyd Gaming’s Par-A-Dice Casino in East Peoria, Illinois, once it receives regulatory approval.

Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming, said: “Given the tremendous success of our existing FanDuel Sportsbooks, we are confident that the FanDuel Par-A-Dice Sportsbook will quickly become Illinois sports bettors’ mobile app of choice.  We are excited for the opportunity to offer both mobile and retail sports betting in one of the most populous states in the country, as we continue to expand our strategic partnership with FanDuel Group.”

“Sports are back and FanDuel, America’s No. 1 sportsbook, is coming to Illinois with our friends at Boyd Gaming and the Par-A-Dice Casino,” said Matt King, Chief Executive Officer of FanDuel Group.  “Boyd Gaming and the Par-A-Dice are perfect partners for us to bring our innovative sports-betting app and retail sportsbook experience to sports fans in Illinois.”

The partnership between Boyd Gaming and FanDuel Group covers mobile and online sports betting and casino games, where permitted by law.