Who Are the Biggest Casino Operators in the US?
There has been huge growth in the number of people using online casinos in the United States. This is partly due to the fact more people are looking for a digital experience rather than travelling to a land-based casino. More states have started legalising online gambling and the situation surrounding Covid also led to more people using online casinos. So, with so many gamblers choosing to play casino games online, who are the biggest casino operators in the US?
DraftKings is perhaps best known for daily fantasy sports, but they have made significant strides in the US online casino market. DraftKings operates online casinos in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and West Virginia. There are over 500 different games available at the DraftKings casino and it was reported they brought in 75% of the $50 million in total online wagers in West Virginia during the first month the casino was available. With numbers like that, it is easy to see why DraftKings is regarded as being one of the biggest casino operators in the US.
Looking at the figures toward the end of 2020 and SugarHouse-Rivers enjoyed a significant share of the online casino market in the United States. Owned by Rush Street Interactive, the casino had 16% of the US online casino GGR market share come the end of October 2020 and although new brands have entered the market since then to increase the competition, SugarHouse-Rivers remains one of the leading online casinos in the US. Being one of the first online casinos to apply for an official license in Pennsylvania, SugarHouse-Rivers had a bit of a head start over the competition and they have made it count with their section of online table games, slots, and poker.
Much like DraftKings, FanDuel are a brand best known for providing daily online fantasy sports. They were operating online long before it became legal to offer online casino games, but FanDuel were quick to act when the legislation changed. Paddy Power Betfair and FanDuel merged their US businesses in 2018 and together they own online casinos available in Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Jersey, and West Virginia, with the potential launch of an online casino in Connecticut. The best slots on FanDuel casino include Bonanza Megaways, Dead or Alive, Starburst, Narcos, Divine Fortune, Cleopatra, and Gonzo’s Quest. The FanDuel casino is also home to jackpots, table games, and a live casino, making it one of best choices for online casino enthusiasts in the United States.
An online casino operator you may be unfamiliar with is ROAR, but the company is responsible for some of the biggest names in online casinos, including the BetMGM, PartyCasino, Borgata, and PartyPoker brands. BetMGM is one of the most widely accepted online casinos in the United States and can legally accept players from Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, and Wyoming. When you first visit the MGM online casino, you are met by a familiar face and Jamie Foxx has joined MGM to promote their online casino brand.
Two of the other biggest casino operators in the US include Golden Nugget and Caesars Entertainment, the latter of which is available in New Jersey, Michigan, and West Virginia. Caesars Entertainment is one of the leading names in gambling, both online and land based. Brands including Harrah’s, Tropicana, Eldorado, and Horseshoe are all owned by Caesars Entertainment. Golden Nugget online casino can be played in Michigan, New Jersey, Virginia, and West Virginia, with more states due to come soon. It has been reported Golden Nugget bring in more revenue than any other New Jersey licensed online casino, making them one of the biggest operators in the US.
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