West Virginia Sports Betting Handle Remains Flat In June, Approaches $27 Million

Written By Chris Imperiale on July 22, 2021 - Last Updated on March 22, 2023

The West Virginia sports betting market didn’t have the best month again in June. While figures increased from May, WV sportsbooks accepted only around $27 million in bets last month.

The overall handle for the month improved by about $1.4 million.

Betting was up slightly but not enough to make a significant difference.

Sportsbooks took in at least $5.8 million in handle in each week of the month. Their best showing came the week of June 19, when wagers eclipsed $7.7 million.

This was the first time the Mountain State’s weekly handle topped $7 million since April 10.

The online sportsbooks in WV accounted for around $18 million in bets in June. This was basically the exact same production as the month prior.

The $18.3 million in handle is 68% of June’s total.

As far as the monthly revenue goes, sportsbooks saw a slight uptick. They generated almost $2.9 million last month, about $200,000 more than in May.

Oddly enough, the online revenue dropped just a little, to about $1.6 million.

Let’s take a closer look at all of June’s betting figures and see how the individual sportsbooks performed.

WV Sports Betting Handle, June 2021

Even though betting figures weren’t impressive in the month of June, they did increase by 5% from the previous month.

WV sportsbooks took in at least $6.5 million in wagers in three of the four weeks.

On the other hand, they had a terrible showing in the final week, with just around $5.8 million in handle.

This slow week was about $125,000 short of May’s worst seven-day period. Handle hadn’t fallen that low since August 2020.

For the most part, online betting didn’t change; however, online handle did exceed $5 million for a single week for the first time in 10 weeks.

The Greenbrier regained the top spot in the state with the slightest edge over Hollywood Casino.

The private resort was first in June with a little over $11.3 million in handle for the month. Hollywood finished in second place with around $11.2 million.

The Greenbrier accepted more than $2.7 million in three of the weeks, including almost $3.5 million in handle the week of June 19.

Its online mobile apps, BetMGM Sportsbook WV and FanDuel WV, were responsible for $10.4 million in wagers.

Despite not reaching $3 million in a week, Hollywood and its DraftKings WV Sportsbook were just behind the leader.

The online sportsbook didn’t have the best month, though. Its handle of $6.7 million was about $700,000 shy of May’s production.

Mountaineer placed third with nearly $3 million in overall handle. This was a great month, as its handle jumped almost $1 million from last month.

A lot of this growth stemmed from its William Hill Sportsbook WV mobile betting app, which saw over $900,000 in June bets.

Mardi Gras Casino was next with about $850,000, while its sister property at Wheeling Island took in around $480,000.

Their online sportsbook, betly, brought in about $175,000 in handle for Mardi Gras, compared to $65,000 for Wheeling.

WV Sports Betting Revenue, June 2021

While WV sportsbooks didn’t have a strong showing in June, they did increase their earnings. The total revenue of about $2.9 million is a 7% increase from May.

Sportsbooks saw revenue hit over $900,000 twice in the month, including well over $1.2 million in the third week. This marked the first time that revenue topped seven figures since March.

The WV market also had an incredibly sluggish week, with just over $150,000 in revenue.

Online revenue fell a bit even though it was over $580,000 for the week of June 26. This was the best performance for online sportsbooks in 13 weeks in regard to earnings.

The Greenbrier led all others, generating around $1.6 million. This is about $300,000 more than it saw in the month prior.

Its online platforms saw most of the action, as they accounted for more than $1 million in profits.

Revenue dropped at Hollywood Casino but still surpassed $900,000. It earned less than $230,000 in each week of June, except for the final week, when it hit $400,000.

The last time Hollywood saw that much in one week was at the beginning of April.

DraftKings’ revenue rose nearly $90,000 to approach $500,000 in June.

Mountaineer was third in terms of revenue. It brought in more than $300,000 in total, with two individual weeks getting to six figures.

Its William Hill app contributed $79,000 over the course of the month.

Mardi Gras totaled about $65,000 in earnings, comfortably beating Wheeling Island, which was at $20,000.

Their betly app didn’t provide much for either location, as it earned around $5,000 for Mardi Gras and $3,400 at Wheeling Island.

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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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