West Virginia Sportsbooks Accepted Over $53 Million In Handle In December

Written By Chris Imperiale on February 1, 2021 - Last Updated on March 21, 2023

It was another successful month of sports betting in the Mountain State in December. West Virginia sportsbooks took in more than $53 million in bets, up about $5 million from the previous month.

WV online sports betting apps accounted for about 62% of the total. They accepted almost $33 million over the course of the month.

The Greenbrier’s combination of FanDuel Sportsbook and BetMGM Sportsbook WV led the way in terms of online wagers. They were responsible for nearly $19 million in handle.

Hollywood Casino’s DraftKings Sportsbook also performed well. It saw over $12 million in bets in December.

WV sportsbooks earned plenty of revenue during the month, too. They made more than $4.7 million to close out the year.

WV sports betting handle

The $53 million bet in December was about a 10% increase from November wagering.

Despite not taking the most mobile bets, Hollywood Casino led all others for the month. It took in a total of $26 million in handle over the four weeks.

For the third consecutive month, Hollywood’s retail book outperformed its online platform. The slightly over $13.4 million is about $700,000 more than DraftKings Sportsbook WV accepted.

The Greenbrier finished second in handle with around $20 million. Since its retail location is private, the majority of the resort’s betting is done online.

Its online sportsbooks had nearly $19 million in wagers, or about 92% of the overall figure.

Mountaineer Casino placed third with just over $5 million for the month. While its online app, William Hill Sportsbook, accumulated about $1.1 million in handle, Mountaineer’s retail location did the heavy lifting.

It was responsible for nearly $4 million in bets.

Mardi Gras Casino and Wheeling Island were last among the state’s active sportsbooks. They brought in around $900,000 and $830,000, respectively.

Both locations received some help from their Betly online sportsbook. Mardi Gras saw $165,000 in online bets, whereas Wheeling’s app brought in around $70,000.

WV sports betting revenue

WV sportsbooks earned over $1 million in three of the four weeks in December. The over $4.7 million in December revenue was an 8% increase from November.

Hollywood Casino led the state’s sportsbooks in generating profits as well. It earned more than $2.3 million during the month.

Similar to the handle breakdown, Hollywood’s retail sportsbook produced more revenue than DraftKings’. Its land-based book was responsible for almost $1.5 million, while the online app brought in around $850,000.

The Greenbrier finished second with slightly over $1.5 million in revenue. FanDuel and BetMGM accounted for almost $1.4 million of the total.

Mountaineer Casino was third in December with about $560,000 in earnings. Although its retail sportsbook made over $415,000 altogether, it actually lost more than $160,000 for the week of Dec. 26.

Mountaineer’s William Hill app made almost $145,000 for the month.

While Wheeling Island didn’t take as many wagers, it did outperform Mardi Gras Casino in terms of revenue.

Wheeling Island earned around $220,000 last month, as opposed to the $130,000 from its sister property.

The Betly platform netted about $14,000 for Wheeling and $36,000 for Mardi Gras.

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Chris Imperiale is currently the Managing Editor of Catena Media's US online lottery site, PlayiLottery. He used to be the Managing Editor of PlayWV, covering the sports betting and online casino industries in the Mountain State. He has a journalism degree from Rutgers University and was formerly on staff at Bleacher Report.

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