West Virginia Sports Betting

West Virginia Sports Betting

Sports betting is now live in West Virginia. Learn where you can bet online, and at racetracks and casinos.

WV Sports Betting Update

UPDATED: June 17, 2019

It looks like it might be football season before West Virginia online sports betting returns.

The West Virginia Lottery is taking a somewhat cautious approach towards the relaunch of online betting. Besides complying with the Wire Act, Apple is forcing gaming companies, such as DraftKings Sportsbook, to look at their online sports betting apps.

In the meantime, handle continues to hover around $2 million mark. WV sportsbooks, however, posted its second six-figure sports betting revenue figure. Additionally, Mountaineer Sportsbook had its second-consecutive six-figure revenue week for the first time since it launched in Nov. 2018.

In lieu of a WV online betting option, some WV sports bettors are visiting our neighbors in the north. PlaySugarHouse.com is open for business and has rolled out the welcome mat. You don’t have to be Pennsylvania resident to bet; you just need to be on the right side of the border.

WV Sportsbooks

A quick look at where you can bet on sports in West Virginia:

Casino/appPartner
FanDuel Sportsbook at Greenbrier
FanDuel
Hollywood Sportsbook
William Hill
Mardi Gras SportsbookTBD
Mountaineer SportsbookWilliam Hill
Wheeling Island Sportsbook
TBD
BetLucky
Suspended; Unlikely to return.

WV Gambling & Sports Betting FAQs

Is it legal to gamble online in West Virginia?

Yes, for sports betting online. Online casino and poker are not legal in the state. There is currently only one legal app in West Virginia, but more are on the way.

Which WV casinos are offering sports betting?

All five of the casinos are offering legal sports betting, including Hollywood Casino, The Greenbrier, Mountaineer Casino, Mardi Gras Casino and Wheeling Island Casino. There is also a sports betting app called BetLucky, offered by Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island.

Which sports can you bet on in WV?

Just about anything you can think of at the pro and top collegiate levels. You can bet on the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and NCAA, among many other sports.

What kind of sports bets can you place?

Any single-game wager is available in WV, as well as parlays, teasers, prop bets, totals, and even more exotic wagers that you might find in a normal sportsbook.

When did WV legalize sports betting?

West Virginia legalized sports wagering in 2018.

Do I have to be a WV resident to bet?

No, you do not. For sports betting apps, you must simply be located within the state to place bet, once you have signed up and funded your account.

How old do you need to be to bet on sports in West Virginia?

The gambling age is 21 to place a bet at a casino or sportsbook.

WV Gambling Resources

WV casinos

West Virginia has five casinos that are all overseen by the state lottery. All five have sportsbooks, as well. Read for more on WV casinos.

Sports betting apps in WV

There is currently only one sports betting app in the state, called BetLucky, but more are coming in early 2019, including from the likes of DraftKings and FanDuel.

Racing in WV

Three of the state’s gaming facilities have racing of some sort. Hollywood and Mountaineer have horse racing. Wheeling Island has greyhound racing.

WV Lottery

The West Virginia Lottery offers its own games as well as Powerball and Mega Millions. There is no online lottery app in the state yet.

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