During Super Bowl week in Las Vegas, David Jennings, the chief financial officer of FanDuel, appeared before the Nevada Gaming Control Board on February 7 to discuss the company’s future ventures in Nevada. The board unanimously recommended his licensing, paving the way for FanDuel’s potential expansion in the state. Jennings, who has been with FanDuel since March 2022, brought extensive experience from his previous role at parent company Flutter Entertainment, overseeing finance functions across FanDuel’s divisions.
FanDuel currently operates in partnership with Boyd Gaming and holds licenses in Nevada for information services and technology provision, but has yet to use the latter. When pressed about FanDuel’s plans for Nevada, Jennings remained elusive, stating that they had not announced anything at that time.
In a separate decision, the Nevada Gaming Control Board also recommended approval for David Horn, the general manager and vice president of Durango Casino & Resort, a property under the Red Rock Resorts umbrella in southwest Las Vegas valley. Horn, who has been in the Las Vegas gaming industry since 1994, expressed satisfaction with Durango’s initial reception and the unexpected enthusiasm surrounding the casino’s amenities.
Durango Casino & Resort received a staggering 25,000 job applications ahead of its opening, indicating significant interest in the $780-million project by Station Casinos. The resort, which opened on December 5, 2023, had already hired 55% of its workforce in September and had plans to employ a total of 2,000 people, providing a substantial boost to the local economy.
Overall, both FanDuel and Durango Casino & Resort are making strides in the Nevada gaming industry, with potential expansion plans for the former and a successful opening and hiring process for the latter.