Online betting group FanDuel and Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming Corporation have announced plans to revive the iconic Stardust gaming brand with a brand new Stardust online casino launching in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The partnership deal will see FanDuel rebrand its Betfair Casino in New Jersey as the Stardust Casino. Players in Pennsylvania will be able to access the casino through the Stardust Casino app that will serve both states.
In a joint statement, Amy Howe, President of FanDuel Group said:
“The new Stardust Casino will retain all of the great games that customers love on Betfair Casino, while incorporating a new stylish look that captures the glitz, glamour and nostalgia of old Las Vegas.”
According to the press release, Stardust will feature slots, blackjack, roulette, video poker and baccarat, as well as live dealer games.
Howe went on to add that the players will be able to earn Boyd Gaming’s B Connected credits:
“Stardust Casino allows us to take a market leading product to the next level, creating a unified platform across New Jersey and Pennsylvania and integrating Boyd Gaming’s B Connected player loyalty program to provide even more value to our customers.”
Speaking of the new partnership deal and the revival of the Stardust brand, Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming, said:
“For nearly 50 years, the Stardust was one of the most famous casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. And while the resort has been gone for more than a decade, the Stardust brand is still as well-known and popular as ever. We are excited to work with our partners at FanDuel to launch our first real-money online casinos and are confident this legendary brand will give us a significant advantage in connecting with players looking for a distinctive online gaming experience.”
The Stardust Casino is set to launch in April and players can access the casino through stardustcasino.com or through iOS and Android apps. While real-money games will only be available to players in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, players throughout the US will be allowed to take part in free-to-play games available through the Stardust social casino.
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