In November, West Virginia residents were given access to Fanatics’ online casino, marking the brand’s debut in the online casino vertical. This launch came after Fanatics agreed to acquire PointsBet’s US-facing assets last year. Existing PointsBet users were provided with instructions on how to access their accounts with the operator.
Now, Fanatics is expanding its online casino into Pennsylvania with a planned launch for next week. Users who had PointsBet accounts were informed that their accounts would be transitioned to Fanatics sportsbook and casino in the coming week. The transition will automatically transfer users’ information, including Rewards Points, Bonus Bets, and outstanding balances. However, Free Spins belonging to users with PointsBet Casino accounts will not be transferred to the new platform.
Fanatics assured users that they will receive further instructions and do not need to take any action at the moment. The company also promised to disclose additional details about the upcoming launch soon. An email sent to PointsBet users stated, “PointsBet is becoming Fanatics Sportsbook and Casino, and your account is moving with you next week.”
Fanatics, like other betting and iGaming operators, offers a loyalty program that allows users to earn FanCash by participating in online gambling and wagering on sports. This loyalty currency can be exchanged for bonus wagers or used to purchase sportswear of their favorite team.
Last year, Fanatics acquired PointsBet’s US-facing assets for $225 million after initially proposing $150 million. This acquisition came after betting industry rival DraftKings made a $195 million proposal, prompting Fanatics to upgrade its offer to $225 million, the final cost of the acquisition.