West Virginia Sportsbetting Guide
West Virginia Sports Betting
West Virigina uniquely started early preparing for the anticipated repeal of PASPA. According to reports WV started due diligence throughout 2017 researching and creating infrastructure in the event the State was able to offering Legal Sports betting. In March 2018, two months prior to the succesful repeal of PASPA, West Virginia presented and passed bill S 415, the West Virginia Lottery Sports Wagering Act granting the state lottery the authority to set the rules for the states 5 casinos to offer legal sports betting. The bill also enabled the formation of rules around online betting solutions.
In August 2018 Charles Town Casino in WV accepted the first legal sports wager in the state. On August 26th 2019 FanDuel became the first legal online sportsbook in the State in partnership with the Greenbrier Casino Resort.
West Virginia is very operator friendly with low licensing fees and low taxes on gambling revenue. The potential size of the legal online sports betting market in the Mountaineer state is very small and therefore many operators have not rushed to start operations in West Virginia.
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MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Roar Digital, LLC – the joint venture between MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings (LSE: GVC) – BetMGM mobile sports betting app began accepting wagers throughout West Virginia January 29th 2020. The brand operates in conjunction with The Greenbrier, mountain luxury resort known for it’s world-class, authentic hospitality in West Virginia.
Launched August 2019 and the second operator to go live online in West Virginia
Launched August 2019. The first online sportsbook to go live in West Virginia.
William Hill Sportsbook
William Hill was the fifth WV sportsbook to launch in West Virginia on September 4th 2020. It is partnered with Mountaineer Casino in New Cumberland to launch its online betting app and already operates the Mountaineer’s retail sportsbook. It is anticipated the William Hill online sportsbook in West Virginia will rebrand as Caesars Sports.
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West Virginia Sportsbetting FAQs
Is Sports Betting Legal in West Virginia
Yes, West Virginia was prepared to launch legal sports betting even before the repeal of PASPA. Shortly after the appeal, WV was live with land based sports betting in August 2018 and online August 2019.
Is Online Casino Legal in West Virginia
Yes, online casino is live and legal in West Virginia
Who Provides Oversight of Online Betting In West Virginia
The West Virginia Lottery is in charge of regulatory oversight of all interactive wagering and sports betting in West Virginia.
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