February 8, 2024 3 min read


FanDuel’s CFO Silent on Nevada Plans Amid Licensing Hearing

David Jennings appeared before the three-member Nevada Gaming Control Board, which unanimously endorsed his licensing

Amidst the fervor of Super Bowl week in Las Vegas, FanDuel’s chief financial officer, David Jennings, remained tight-lipped regarding the company’s future ventures in Nevada during his appearance before the Nevada Gaming Control Board on February 7.

FanDuel CFO’s Licensing Endorsement Paves Way for Nevada Expansion

David Jennings, an Irish native who has held the CFO position at FanDuel since March 2022, stood before the three-member board as they unanimously recommended his licensing. The application now progresses to the Nevada Gaming Commission, scheduled for review in two weeks as reported by CDC Gaming Reports.

FanDuel, commanding the largest market share in the US, currently operates in partnership with Boyd Gaming, providing branding and betting odds for the sportsbook at the Fremont Hotel Casino in downtown Las Vegas. While FanDuel holds licenses in Nevada for information services and technology provision, it has yet to activate and use the latter.

When pressed about FanDuel’s plans for Nevada by board member George Assad, Jennings remained elusive. He stated on behalf of FanDuel’s New York headquarters that they had not announced anything at that time.

FanDuel Group appointed David Jennings as its chief financial officer in March 2022. Jennings brought extensive experience from his previous role at parent company Flutter Entertainment. Jennings oversees finance functions across FanDuel’s divisions, including Sportsbook, Casino, and Racing, as well as corporate operations. 

Nevada Gaming Control Board Greenlights Durango Casino GM David Horn’s License

In a separate decision, the Nevada Gaming Control Board recommended approval for Durango Casino & Resort‘s general manager and vice president, David Horn, for licensing by the Nevada Gaming Commission. Durango, a property under the Red Rock Resorts umbrella, recently debuted in the southwest Las Vegas valley.

Horn, whose Las Vegas journey began in 1994, recounted his 27-year tenure with Station Casinos, starting from humble beginnings as a valet attendant to assuming managerial roles at various properties, including Red Rock Casino Resort.

Board Chairman Kirk Hendrick commended Horn’s ascent, calling it “a great Las Vegas story.” Horn expressed satisfaction with Durango’s initial reception, noting unexpected enthusiasm surrounding the casino’s natural lighting, among other amenities.

Horn remarked that the reception had been great and expressed confidence that much of what they had done at Durango Casino & Resort would establish standards for their future endeavors and potentially for others too.

In September, ahead of its opening, Durango Casino & Resort in Nevada received a staggering 25,000 job applications, indicating significant interest in the $780-million project by Station Casinos. The resort, which opened doors 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.


Silvia has dabbled in all sorts of writing – from content writing for social media to movie scripts. She has a Bachelor's in Screenwriting and experience in marketing and producing documentary films. With her background as a customer support agent within the gambling industry, she brings valuable insight to the Gambling News writers’ team.

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