FanDuel runs one of the three active retail sportsbooks in West Virginia at The Greenbrier private casino resort in Sulphur Springs, WV.
Online betting via the FanDuel website and mobile app has officially launched in the Mountain State.
Global betting giant Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) owns FanDuel. PPB gives them plenty of muscle when it comes to organizing a successful WV launch.
You may already know FanDuel from its daily fantasy sports (DFS) site. This offering will continue to run in parallel with its new online sportsbook.
Our Fanduel West Virginia review covers what to expect in terms of welcome bonuses and promotions at the new sportsbook.
After that, we cover access and registration along with how to navigate the site’s many features.
Then we cover the markets, bet types and practical information on deposits and responsible gambling.
Finally, DFS fans will find a brief overview at the bottom of this page.
FanDuel Sportsbook offers new bettors a $500 risk-free first bet.
While this is a generous offer, it is not entirely free of risk. If your first bet loses, you receive a refund of your stake in site credits. This offer gives you a second shot as you can place bets with those credits. What you can’t do is place a big bet and then immediately withdraw your refund if you lose.
|WV Sportsbook||Fanduel Sportsbook|
|Free Bet Offer||$500 Risk Free|
|WV Partner||The Greenbrier|
|Last Updated||October 25, 2019|
A FanDuel WV bonus or promo code isn’t necessary; all new players signing up for the sportsbook will receive this offer.
The credit will be in your account within 72 hours of your first bet losing. If you have multiple selections on a single bet slip, then the first one on it will count as your promotional bet.
The promos at FanDuel are often based on significant sporting events and during the start of the sports season. Odds boost offers and insurance for parlays are common promotions.
Parlay insurance works by refunding your stake (up to $25) if you have a four-plus leg parlay and one selection loses.
While this applies to all sports and markets, there are some terms and conditions. Odds must be greater or equal to -200, and neither round robins nor teasers will qualify.
Odds boost promotions aim to give you enhanced lines on specific games. These bets will have a maximum (typically around $50). If you bet at more than one WV betting site, it is worthwhile checking these boosts before you place bets elsewhere.
In the Mountain State, bettors must be at least 21 years or older and located within West Virginia state lines to deposit or place a bet. Registering for Fanduel WV requires the following necessary information:
Photo ID or other backup documentation will only be necessary if a security review is triggered. Keep in mind that this can occur at any time, which makes it essential to provide accurate information at the beginning.
Of all the state-regulated sportsbooks, FanDuel has the closest match between the layout of its website and apps.
The website will automatically respond to your screen size. If you access via a smartphone or iPhone, the layout looks just like the apps with only the separated bet slip to distinguish them.
FanDuel has got around the restrictions from Apple on new apps. While other sportsbooks need to re-code using Apples’ coding language, FanDuel added full sports betting to its existing DFS app instead.
If you have an Android phone, you can download the app directly from the FanDuel WV website.
With so many sports and multiple bets available for each one, clean navigation is essential for mobile sportsbooks. FanDuel does a great job using its distinctive blue-and-white branding.
Across the top of the website, you will find the login (or “My Account” link after you log in) and cashier links on the right. “Home,” “Live Betting” and “Promotions” are on the left.
On the dark blue section, you will see the popular links on the left. Live betting is also here, with the in-season sports on display with an icon of the sports’ ball. In the main gray area, you will find the full list of sports in an A-Z format.
When you choose a sport, the wide, middle section of the site will change. The default is to show livegames or the next ones to start.
Tabs that vary by sport help you narrow this list. These can include leagues, futures and player futures, with extra navigation buttons appearing when you select them in some cases.
Each game will show the spread, moneyline and total lines, with a link for “More Wagers” underneath. When you click this, the considerable number of bets on each game becomes apparent. These are sport-specific and include bets like winning margins, player props and period betting.
On the right (or on a separate screen for mobile), you will find your bet slip.
Selecting lines from the middle panel places bets here. You then organize them into standard bets, teasers and round robins, and linking for parlays or betting on each selection individually.
You’ll have a chance to review each bet and make sure you are wagering the right amount before confirming.
In the footer of FanDuel Sportsbook, you will find useful links, including the “FAQ,” “Support,” “Responsible Gaming” and “About Us.”
Compared to the DFS games, full online sports betting gives you a lot of options when it comes to leagues, domestic and international events. When each of the major leagues is in season, this will take the top spots.
The A-Z listing below these sports shows the depth of markets available:
Many of these options will give you major and minor leagues, international leagues and cup contests and women’s professional sporting options.
As soon as you see the FanDuel WV website, you can’t miss the “Live” betting links.
This innovative way of betting is popular in other states (and internationally). It allows you to bet on games that are underway.
The bet types cover those you can bet on before the game begins. Odds will change via data feeds as the action unfolds. You gain a sense of involvement in the action, and this info can even be used in conjunction with futures/match bets.
Many types of bets are sport-specific, though the following list covers most sports:
Before you can place a bet, you’ll need to make a deposit at FanDuel Sportsbook.
A lot of tried and tested deposit options are available.
While using cash at the cage of The Greenbrier Casino is not a viable option for most bettors, bank cards are an option. FanDuel welcomes both Visa and Mastercard. You can use debit or credit cards, making deposits using the same process you’d use for any online purchase.
Also, you can use bank transfer options. These will include ACH transfers (electronic checks).
If you prefer to keep your cards and bank account separate from your online betting activity, there are third-party options available.
In the state-regulated online sportsbooks, responsible gambling policies have been an important factor. The idea is that the minority of people that have genuine gambling problems are protected, keeping sports betting open and available for players to enjoy recreationally.
You’ll find details on the FanDuel website which include a questionnaire to assess whether you (or someone you know) has a gambling problem. There are links to help services, and tools to take time-outs from the sites, set betting or deposit limits, or even permanently self-exclude.
The first place to check if you have a question or problem with the FanDuel WV sportsbook is its FAQ section. This takes you to a “Zendesk” help page, which is divided into the following topic areas:
If you can’t find what you are looking for here, there are three ways to get in touch with the FanDuel team.
You will also find the address of the Betfair Interactive US LLC HQ on the “Support” area of the FanDuel website.
The launch of FanDuel’s full sportsbook brings a lot of new wagering options to WV bettors. With a retail sportsbook already in operation and substantial experience online via both DFS and its New Jersey and Pennsylvania sportsbooks, FanDuel hit the ground running in West Virginia.
Taking the risk off the table for your first bet (up to a generous $500) means your betting bankroll can get an immediate boost. With enhanced odds, parlay insurance promos and a multi-tiered loyalty program, you’ll be well looked after long term, too.
With betting markets covering so many leagues, sports and international events, you’ll never be short of opportunities for placing bets. Live betting at FanDuel gives you even more chances to get involved in the action as it unfolds. If you enjoy the picks system, then FanDuel offers this in parallel with its full sportsbook.
WV law requires gaming to be linked to one of the five WV casinos. FanDuel partnered with The Greenbrier and currently operates its retail sportsbook. It was the second sportsbook in WV to open its doors and accepted its first sports bet on Sep. 13.