BetLucky is a West Virginia sportsbook app available on iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android by Wheeling Island and Mardi Gras Casino.

The first West Virginia online sports betting platform went live Dec. 27, as Delaware North launched for the WV sports betting industry.

After completing West Virginia Lottery Commission testing, Delaware North broke the Mountain State mold by introducing the state’s first mobile wagering service and putting West Virginia in a group with New Jersey and Nevada as the only states with legal online sports betting platforms.

How to get the app and ground rules

Powered by Miomni Gaming, BetLucky is available for iOS and Android users. Apple customers will be redirected to the App Store to download the app, while Android users download the sportsbook from the service’s website.

While customers can sign up anywhere, they must be within West Virginia borders to make deposits and place wagers.

Additionally, all patrons must be 21 years of age or older to participate in WV sports betting.

Diving into BetLucky

Upon downloading the app, users must sign up for an account. That process can be completed within the app and takes only a few minutes.

Once finished, the BetLucky home screen comes up, a splash page consisting of just two buttons: Sports and In Play. A number in the top right corner of the “In Play” logo indicates how many events have begun but have yet to be completed.

Currently, BetLucky offers three sports on which to wager:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Hockey

Click on any sport to see the selections available. Under football, for example, options range from NFL to NFL futures, and college football and college football futures. Adding picks to the bet slip is as simple as one click.

For example, for an NFL game, clicking the arrow will display available markets on which to wager. A simple touch of the moneyline or point spread or over/under adds that selection to the bet slip.

Navigating the BetLucky sports betting app

When opening the app, users can log in using their email addresses and passwords. BetLucky, though, also offers a biometric log-in, allowing for patrons to have the app scan their fingerprints for one-touch openings. Customers can also opt to set up a four-digit PIN.

Within the app, customers can click “My Account” to view available bonuses at their disposal as well as their wagering history. Basically, bettors can see how past bets have fared and which wagers are pending.

Along those lines, another tab at the bottom of the screen takes users to their bet slips. Here, customers can see what current or future wagers they have placed. To make things easier, bets are placed into three categories:

  • Straight
  • Parlay
  • Round Robin