Internet Gambling On The Rise In West Virginia

  • Millions of dollars have been seen in handle from betting over a four-week span at the casinos in West Virginia.
  • The presence of more online platforms is allowing gamblers in the state to join and wager more as the popularity of mobile gambling is on the rise in the Mountain State.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginians have gotten a taste of mobile online casinos and they are all about it. Multiple outlets are being offered in the Mountain State for both casino and sports betting gaming and each has become popular very quickly.

DraftKings Casino hit the market in July and last week, BetMGM Casino marked the second internet outlet of its kind in [* West Virginia. *]

The Online Gambling Market In The Mountain State

Both BetMGM and DraftKings also provide online sportsbook applications to sports bettors in the state.

Other sportsbooks with mobile platforms include FanDuel Sportsbook and Betly Sportsbook. Betly is connected with both Delaware North gambling facilities in the area, the Mardi Gras Casino, and Wheeling Island. DraftKings is connected to Hollywood Casino and BetMGM is with The Greenbrier

FanDuel is the only operator that has not yet opened a mobile casino, sticking strictly to sports betting for mobile applications. FanDuel has these kinds of casino operations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

In their first week of being open to online bets, DraftKings Casino saw almost $11 million gambled with over $37 million coming into the actual casino over four weeks.

Sports wagering handle for that same week of August 22 took in $9 million within seven days through all of the mobile sportsbooks combined.

More mobile sportsbooks are slated to launch in the future as William Hill just launched in the state. They have now made it so West Virginia’s five sports betting venues are tied to a mobile application for wagering on sporting events.

The Future Of Gambling In West Virginia

West Virginia now has retail and USA online casinos and sportsbooks for residents to use. All land-based facilities have reopened for gamblers to visit and wager on casino games and sports matchups.

They were closed for some time due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

But with the comeback of the NHL, NBA, MLB, and now both college football and the NFL, sportsbooks in the state are slated to see a ton of business come their way in the coming weeks, not just with online casinos but plenty of handle will be coming through their internet sports betting platforms as well.