FanDuel Group, a leading sports-tech entertainment company, will invest more than $15 million in opening a technology campus in Atlanta, Georgia. The company plans to create more than 900 jobs over the next five years.
This new state-of-the-art facility will primarily focus on supporting the company’s product development, tech, and IT operations. FanDuel’s 68,0000-square-foot space will be located in Atlanta’s Midtown area.
“As we grow our business in a very competitive industry, it’s critical we have access to a diverse talent pool needed to build the most innovative platform in the sector,” said Sarah Butterfass, Chief Product Officer, FanDuel Group. “During this process, it became clear that Atlanta provided FanDuel with a winning combination of access to a thriving tech cluster, respected educational institutions we could partner with, and a diverse and welcoming community eager for our arrival.”
“Georgia has emerged as one of the most preeminent and diverse tech hubs in the nation, with a college and university system that works closely with the business community to ensure mutual success. I’m confident FanDuel will be very pleased with their decision to open their new tech campus in Atlanta,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “I extend my thanks to FanDuel for their significant commitment to creating high-paying jobs in Georgia.”
FanDuel Group, based in New York, is a sports-tech entertainment company that provides gaming opportunities for sports fans to engage in online betting through its mobile sportsbook app, a daily fantasy sports platform, and its casino brands FanDuel Casino and Stardust. The company also operates 16 lounges across the country where wagering is legal.
“We are thrilled to have FanDuel’s new technology operations in Atlanta,” said Katie Kirkpatrick, President and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “The combination of the strength of metro Atlanta’s technology workforce, leading digital media/e-sports cluster, hub of live sports activities, concentration of leading colleges and universities, and quality of life all fit perfectly with FanDuel’s needs as a leader in the fantasy sports/sportsbook sector.”
The company has committed to work closely with educational institutions to develop curricula that train the next generation of candidates for careers, and to become an active community partner to help build a career-ready workforce.