Are you one of those bettors who likes placing a wager on an NFL or college football bowl game before heading off to play some blackjack, roulette, or slots?

Then the Betfair Casino promotional banner located at the top of the FanDuel Sportsbook home page is likely going to catch your attention.

It reads: Blackjack, Roulette, Slots & More! Play $100 risk-free.

Translation: FanDuel and Betfair quietly linked the two apps together via a shared wallet.

Deposited funds are now available to use for NJ sports betting and online casino games. Call it an on-the-fly approach without the flashy advertising.

FanDuel and Betfair are well-established brands both operating under the FanDuel Group banner. The apps are currently separate, but the same username and password applies for both. There is no need to create different login credentials.

Linking your FanDuel and Betfair accounts

FanDuel Sportsbook customers now have access to hundreds of real money casino games.

Once you’ve created an account, the next step is depositing funds. Credit or debit card, FanDuel prepaid card, PayPal, ACH, online bank transfer, wire transfer, PayNearMe, cash at counter and check are the accepted baking methods.

Once the funds appear in your wallet, the sports betting and casino playing can begin.

Betfair Casino is offering FanDuel Sportsbook customers the opportunity to play casino games risk-free up to $100 for the first day.

Net losses within the first 24 hours of placing initial real money wager will be given as casino site credit up to $100. The offer applies to new casino players only.

Betfair and FanDuel are one team

Paddy Power Betfair, well known as one of the largest bookmakers in the world, is the parent company of both brands.

The London-based Betfair completed the merger of US operations with FanDuel back in July. The combined offerings also include the FanDuel daily fantasy sports product and TVG.

At the time. the FanDuel Group product line, according to the news release, had a presence in 45 states, eight million customers, and $265 million in annual revenue “making it a leader across daily fantasy sports, horse racing wagering and gaming.

The FanDuel retail sportsbook opened at the Meadowlands Racetrack on July 14. The FanDuel Sportsbook app followed on Sept. 1.

In New Jersey, FanDuel enjoyed its strongest month to date in November with $4.4 million in revenue, according to figures released by the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement.

Overall, it was good enough for second best. The $7.2 million earned by Resorts Digital, the majority of which was DraftKings Sportsbook, led the field.

What’s next for the FanDuel brand?

Over the summer, Online Poker Report mentioned that FanDuel Group was looking to add a branded NJ online casino featuring slots and table games. 

FanDuel’s longtime competitor, DraftKings, recently added blackjack to its slate of NJ online gambling options.

But one of the possibilities mentioned early on was rebranding the Betfair Casino app/web platform to FanDuel Casino. While the changeover has not happened yet, the shared wallet and links between the two platforms seem like a logical first step.  

Bill Gelman

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Bill Gelman is a veteran sports writer based just outside of Philadelphia and not too far from the Jersey Shore. Bill spends time in Atlantic City writing about casino openings and expansions, special events and world championship boxing at Boardwalk Hall. He is now adding NJ sports betting and online gambling to the mix.