Online gaming company FanDuel Group and United Center on Monday announced plans to open a FanDuel Sportsbook lounge inside the arena.
The company must be approved by the Illinois Gaming Board. That would bring sports betting into the home of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls and NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks.
Plans for the FanDuel Sportsbook at United Center include a two-story venue next to the arena’s atrium. It would be equipped with state-of-the-art display and sports betting technology, the statement said.
“FanDuel has a proven track record of innovation and expertise, making them the perfect partner in the development of the United Center sportsbook,” said Howard Pizer, executive vice president and CEO of the joint venture. The lounge “is designed to give sports fans a brand new, completely immersive sportsbook lounge experience unlike any other.”
While awaiting approval of the sportsbook from the Illinois Gaming Board, United Center and FanDuel will develop a place without betting next to the United Center atrium, which will have FanDuel branding and allow fans to watch live sports action while attending. in United Center events.