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.
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 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.