One of the most popular sportsbooks across the states and a giant of the industry is FanDuel Sportsbook. It operates in every state where any form of sports betting is legal. Once sports betting is legal in the state, FanDuel should almost instantly become one of Texas’ top two operators.
In this FanDuel Sportsbook Review, we’ll take a look at the operator’s path to legalization in Texas, review how to get started with the bookmaker when sports betting is permitted in the state, and cover the top features and traits you can expect when getting started.
Is FanDuel legal in Texas?
No, FanDuel is not yet legal in Texas. While there have been efforts to legalize sports betting in the state, the Texas legislature has not been able to get a bill approved allowing Texans to vote on a ballot measure.
The soonest Texas could allow sports betting would be in 2025 with the first Texas sportsbooks launching in 2026.
Texas would almost instantly become the top betting market in the U.S. should the state decide to approve sports gambling.
By population alone, California is really the only market that could compete, and even if California gets there first, Texas would still be in great shape.
New York is the active leader with $16.3B wagered in 2022. The Lone Star State has a population that is 50% larger than New York, so the potential revenue for Texas would be massive.
What promo will FanDuel offer in Texas?
Once sports betting is legal in Texas, FanDuel will offer a welcome bonus for all new players in the state, most likely a $100 in Bonus Bets.
Usually, the sign-up bonus is either bet credit based on the deposit amount or a second-chance bet to give you another chance at winning. FanDuel also offers daily odds boosts for all players, and they may match your deposit with bonus bets.
Common terms and conditions for FanDuel bonuses
All FanDuel bonuses will come with terms and conditions you’ll need to consider, the most common of which is an expiration date.
Most promos require the bonus to be used within seven days of landing in your account.
Others may have a minimum or maximum dollar amount required to qualify. Keep in mind some bet types (such as teasers or round robins) may be ineligible.
When will FanDuel launch its promotions in Texas?
FanDuel will launch its promotions in Texas once the state legalizes sports betting.
The soonest the state legislature could put sports betting on the ballot for Texas voters is in 2025; should that ballot measure pass, the earliest sportsbooks could launch would be 2026.
Creating an account on FanDuel Sportsbook in Texas
Creating a FanDuel Sportsbook account will be very easy for Texas bettors once the bookmaker begins operations in the state. Most users will be able to complete the registration process in about 5-10 minutes. Here are the steps you’ll need to complete: