West Virginia sports betting generated the third highest hand figure and a new record-high revenue number for the week thanks, in part, to the Super Bowl.
Legislators introduced House Bill 2934 which will amend the current law to allow for the licensing of online casinos in West Virginia.
West Virginia sports betting reported its largest weekly revenue loss since its launch. It is only the third time revenue dipped into negative territory.
West Virginia sports betting accepted bets on the Super Bowl for the first time and some WV sports bettors likely celebrating Super Bowl Monday.
For the week beginning Jan. 19, 2017, WV mobile sports betting revenue surpassed retail revenue by three times at Mardi Gras Casino and Wheeling Island
West Virginia sportsbooks accepted nearly $5 million in wagers for the week of Jan. 12. With only one WV mobile sports betting app live, the best is yet to come.
Rep. Shawn Fluharty, a proponent of West Virginia sports betting, introduced a bill legalizing interactive gaming, including casino games and online poker.