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Fanatics Rebrands PointsBet Michigan, Launches Fanatics Sportsbook and Casino

February 23, 2024 | By: Robyn McNeil

PointsBet Michigan is out, and Fanatics Sportsbook and Casino is in. As promised earlier this week, the switch happened on Thursday when Fanatics Betting and Gaming (FBG) transitioned PointsBet Michigan customers to its Fanatics-branded betting platform. The move is the next step in FBG’s PointsBet to Fanatics migration after the latter acquired PointsBet’s US business […]

DraftKings Accuses Former VIP Executive Hermalyn, Fanatics of Corporate Espionage

February 7, 2024 | By: Robyn McNeil

In a bombshell legal filing, DraftKings (DK) has accused Michael Hermalyn, its former head of VIP programming, of a yearlong plot to steal corporate secrets. DraftKings alleges Hermalyn then used that intelligence to secure himself a near-identical VIP-facing role at Fanatics Sportsbook. Further, the 49-page civil complaint filed on Monday in Massachusetts US District Court […]

Fanatics Casino Is Taking Bets in Pennsylvania as of Jan. 22

January 22, 2024 | By: Heather Fletcher

Fanatics Casino began taking bets in Pennsylvania on Jan. 22. As Bonus reported on Jan. 16, the online gambling app switched from PointsBet, a Fanatics Experience, to Fanatics Sportsbook and Casino. The change happened because sports merchandise etailer Fanatics bought the US holdings of Australian online gambling operator PointsBet. After that August purchase of the […]

Fanatics Casino Debuts in Pennsylvania ‘Next Week,’ as PointsBet Becomes Fanatics

January 16, 2024 | By: Heather Fletcher

Fanatics Casino will replace PointsBet, a Fanatics Experience. At 7 p.m. on Jan. 16, I received notice as a Pennsylvania account holder that the changeover from PointsBet to Fanatics Sportsbook and Casino would happen “next week.” When the app changes over, Fanatics Casino will be accessible through Fanatics Sportsbook. Eventually, the online casino app will […]

Fanatics Will Be New Connecticut Lottery Sportsbook, Competing With DraftKings, Mohegan Sun

December 1, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

Fanatics Sportsbook will be Connecticut’s third retail and online sports betting operator. Beginning in mid-December, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) partner will compete with DraftKings and Mohegan Sun, powered by FanDuel tech. That means Fanatics Sportsbook will be competing against the top revenue-generating sportsbooks in the nation. That’s notable for many reasons. Perhaps the primary […]

West Virginia Online Casino: Fanatics Casino’s US Debut Picks a Unique Route

November 16, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

Fanatics Casino launched in West Virginia on Nov. 16. Starting a West Virginia online casino site as an operator’s US debut is unusual, with most legal online gambling site introductions happening via Michigan or New Jersey. The Mountain State is one of the smaller revenue-generating online casino jurisdictions. It saw $12.7 million in gross gaming […]

Fanatics Sportsbook Can Finally Take Over the New York Sportsbook It Owns

October 3, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

Fanatics Sportsbook can finally rebrand the New York sportsbook it owns, thanks to an approval on Oct. 3 by the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC). The commission okayed Fanatics Betting and Gaming (FBG) transferring the license for PointsBet Sportsbook to its brand, Fanatics Sportsbook. Today’s approval comes months after Fanatics bought the US holdings […]

PointsBet USA Staffer Caroline Weeks Faced Harassment, Groping By Clients, Supervisor, Says Lawsuit

September 25, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

Former PointsBet USA employee Caroline Weeks has filed a lawsuit accusing PointsBet of creating a hostile work environment and compensation discrimination based on sex. Weeks accepted her role with PointsBet USA in January 2022 as senior player development manager. According to the filing, she endured sexual harassment and groping by PointsBet clients and a company […]

Fanatics Online Casinos Operating in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

Fanatics Betting and Gaming (FBG) introduced its first online casino apps on Aug. 31. Gamblers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia saw its “PointsBet, a Fanatics Experience” rebranding. The Fanatics online casinos are the result of regulatory approvals in eight legal online gambling states following its purchase of PointsBet USA‘s holdings for $225 million. […]

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