Cordish Cos., FanDuel announce partnership to bring sports betting to casinos

The Cordish Cos. is moving into sports betting through a new deal with bookmaker FanDuel.

The Baltimore-based developer of casinos, hotels and entertainment districts — including Xfinity Live and the Live Casino & Hotel under construction in South Philadelphia — announced on Thursday a partnership with FanDuel that will bring fantasy and sports betting operations to its properties around the country.

The agreement will mean "unique promotions and sports engagement opportunities that will only be available at Live properties," Joseph Weinberg , a principal at the Cordish Cos., said in a statement.

The partnership will launch in Pennsylvania, where Cordish plans to open a FanDuel sportsbook at the Philadelphia casino set to open next year and the Live Casino outside of Pittsburgh, also scheduled to open in 2020. Sportsbooks at other Cordish properties will follow, the developer said.

By Amanda Yeager – Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal