Spending more time at home lately has led to inevitable boredom. There's only so many shows you can binge-watch in a given day!
To preoccupy my time, I got back into online gaming, but that too got old fast. I've been a big fan of sports betting for practically my entire adult life, and FanDuel Sportsbook has always been my go-to, so I went to see what else is on the app.
These guys offer a lot more than just sports betting. I decided to check out their Casino feature, which is available if you live in Pennsylvania, and through BetFair if you reside in New Jersey.
It gives you access to online casino games right from the app. I was a little wary of playing casino games online - would I just be playing against some online bot? Also, I've tried a few online BlackJack games before, and it was not easy to navigate, which led to a lot of frustration on my end.
But when I saw that you can play against other users, and that you can play the first 24 hours risk free, I figured I had nothing to lose (literally). It was even still available to me even though I had betted with the Sportsbook app before, which was pretty cool.
You can play any of the casino games you want, and FanDuel will refund you up to $200 in site credit of anything you lose. All I had to do was make my first real-money deposit and wager.
I was pretty impressed with how many different games they have to offer- there's dozens of slots and table games to choose from. Worst case scenario, I would just break even, so I gave it a shot. I live in Hoboken, so the Casino feature is powered through BetFair and is integrated into the FanDuel Sportsbook app. If you want a complete offering of casino games, you can also download the Betfair Casino app or play at www.betfaircasino.com and use your FanDuel Sportsbook account credentials to log in.
When you download the Betfair app and register, they'll ask for for info like you SSN#, but that's just so they can keep your information safe.
I played a couple of BlackJack games to start, and it was a really fun and seamless experience. Way more engaging than the other online casino games I've tried in the past. You're also playing against other users of the app, so that makes it instantly more fun.
They also offer live Roulette, which has a real person spinning the virtual table.
Moving around funds to bet with Betfair Casino is also super quick and easy. I've been playing for a couple of weeks now, and I'm having a blast. It's like having the casino come to you.
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