West Virginia Sports Betting Information – Sportsbooks, Betting Sites

SportsHandle.com is your place for everything you need and want to know about legal West Virginia sports betting. In March 2018, West Virginia passed a law to make sports betting legal (Senate Bill 415).

West Virginia had five venues in place — including both commercial casinos and racetracks — and all were open for business by the end of 2018.

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West Virginia Online Sportsbooks

There are currently three active online sportsbooks in West Virginia, though more are expected to join. Each of the five licensed casinos or racetracks in the state is allowed to host up three skins. The Greenbrier is currently the only licensee to exercise this option, hosting both FanDuel and BetMGM.

SportsbookPartnerTech ProviderLaunch
FanDuel SportsbookThe GreenbrierFanDuelAug. 26, 2019
DraftKings SportsbookHollywood Casino Charles TownDraftKingsAug. 28, 2019
BetMGMThe Greenbrier (skin)BetMGMJan. 21, 2020
William HillMountaineer CasinoWilliam HillTBD
Betly SportsbookMardi Gras, Wheeling Island CasinosIGTTBD

Where You Can Bet on Sports in West Virginia

Each of West Virginia’s five casino and racetrack properties is now home to a permanent retail sportsbook. The two Delaware North properties in West Virginia, Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island, both went live with retail sports betting in 2018, and were then first to market in the state for online betting in December of the same year with the BetLucky app. However, due to a contract dispute with then-partner Miomni, its run was short lived. Operations stopped in March 2019. After almost a year and much speculation, Delaware North struck a deal with IGT on Jan. 28, 2020 to operate its sports betting platforms. Retail sportsbooks relaunched at both locations under the Betly name on January 31st, 2020, just in time for the Super Bowl.

Read our breakdown of each book:

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races  — ‘The Sportsbook’
750 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town, WV
(800) 795-7001

  • Sportsbook operator: Penn National Gaming
  • Mobile/Web-based sportsbook: DraftKings
  • The facility and betting options:  You can place wagers on the following sports at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races: football, basketball, hockey, soccer, baseball, golf, tennis, auto racing, rugby, cycling, boxing and MMA, and cricket. Professional and collegiate betting options are available. Types of wagers include straight bets, parlays, match-ups, futures, props and in-play betting.
  • Sportsbook features: High-top table seating – with individual viewing stations and lounge seating is available – 24 odds-display monitors, and 50 feet of wall space dedicated to 80-inch TVs for viewing the best games. Located just off the casino floor near the high limit slots area and close to Skybox Sports Bar.

The Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is a Penn National Gaming property. Following Penn National’s $163 million acquisition of a 36% stake in Barstool Sports in January 2020, the West Virginia location has since been floated as one of the first potential sites for an official Barstool Sportsbook rebrand.

The Casino Club at the Greenbrier
300 W. Main Street, White Sulphur Springs, WV
(855) 453-4858

  • Sportsbook operator: FanDuel
  • Mobile/Web-based sportsbook: FanDuel, BetMGM
  • The facility and betting options: You can place wagers on all of the major professional sports, including  baseball, soccer, football, basketball, hockey, college sports and golf at the Casino Club. Types of wagers include straight bets, parlays, match-ups, futures, props and in-play betting.
  • Sportsbook features: The sportsbook is outfitted with club chairs and 21 large-screen televisions. It also offers international dining options as well as live entertainment. Patrons are required to wear coats (men) and dresses (women) in the casino after 7 p.m. Of note, The Greenbrier is a private casino and is only accessible to overnight guests at the hotel or members of the Casino Club.

Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort
1420 Mountaineer Circle, New Cumberland, WV
(800) 804-0468

  • Sportsbook operator: William Hill
  • Mobile/Web-based sportsbook: TBD
  • The facility and betting options: The William Hill Sports Book at the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort is open seven days a week, taking straight bets, futures, parlays, props, teasers, and round robins. Featured sports include football, basketball, baseball, hockey, racing, and combat sports like MMA and boxing.
  • Sportsbook features: William Hill brings a Vegas-like sportsbook experience to West Virginia, offering comfortable seats, a wall of TVs for easy viewing, and a convenient betting counter with a full sheet at your disposal. It’s an ideal facility for making a wager and following the action.

Mardi Gras Casino and Resort
1 Greyhound Drive, Cross Lanes, WV
(304) 776-1000

  • Sportsbook operator: IGT
  • Mobile/Web-based sportsbook: Betly Sportsbook, though it is not live yet.
  • The facility and betting options: Mardi Gras customers have the ability to bet on all major sports: football, basketball, baseball, college contests, UFC, etc.
  • Sportsbook features: The Betly Sportsbook offers both teller windows and on-property betting kiosks for easy access. Bettors can enjoy sweating events on its enormous wall of TV screens, from available plush lounge chairs, next to a fully stocked bar. What more could you ask for?

Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack
1 S Stone Street, Wheeling, WV
(304) 232-5050

  • Sportsbook operator: IGT
  • Mobile/Web-based sportsbook: Betly Sportsbook, though it is not live yet.
  • The facility and betting options: Like the Mardi Gras location across the state, Wheeling Island offers a complete betting sheet with all major sports represented.
  • Sportsbook features: Wheeling Island’s sportsbook features a multi-screen video wall, lounge chairs, high-top tables, and access to cocktails and beer at the nearby bar. Both teller windows and kiosks are available for placing bets.

What’s The Law In West Virginia And How’d It Come About?

In early March, West Virginia became the first state to legalize sports betting during the 2018 legislative term. Pennsylvania legalized it in 2017. West Virginia passed bills in both the Senate and the House within two weeks of each other. The West Virginia Lottery Sports Wagering Act gives the state lottery regulatory and licensure responsibilities.

The state allowed existing casino and racetrack licensees — there are five of them — to apply for licenses along with a $100,000 application fee, requiring renewal every five years at the same rate. The state levies a 10 percent tax on operators’ gross sports wagering revenue.

The new law does not include the “integrity fee” the pro leagues have been pushing for, although Governor Jim Justice walked back on that and forced a summit, creating a bit of a fiasco. Justice suggested that the state welcomes a “partnership” with the pro sports leagues and that he would consider calling a special session of the legislature to amend the law. Didn’t happen.

Online sports wagering is allowed under West Virginia law. BetLucky.com became the first to launch mobile sports betting on Dec. 27, 2018 (BetLucky later shut down, but they were still first!). As in other states, patrons have to be located in West Virginia to participate in mobile or online betting. On June 21, 2018, the West Virginia Lottery Commission issued the WV sports betting regulations.

West Virginia’s commercial casinos are located on the outskirts of the state. All of them are a relatively short drive either from neighboring Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland or Pennsylvania. Three are owned and operated by national gaming/casino companies (Delaware North, Penn National Gaming and Eldorado Resorts), all which own properties in other states.

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