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WV casino launch
News 20-07-2020

Online Casinos Go Live in West Virginia

West Virginia steps in to become the fourth US state to legalize online casinos There are now four states where gambling at online casinos is legal. West Virginia is the latest to join the list, following the launch of the DraftKings Casino in the Mountain State. West Virginia has joined New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, which […]

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Charleston, WV
News 30-06-2020

Online Sports Betting Dominates in West Virginia

Sports Betting moves online in West Virginia West Virginia has offered legal sports betting since 2018. In that time, it has grown and developed from retail sportsbooks to more operators offering their online platforms and apps. Now, mobile sports betting is dominating the West Virginia gambling landscape. Of course, the Coronavirus pandemic is a significant […]

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News 26-05-2020

Hard Rock Casino a possibility in Virginia

A Hard Rock Casino Could be Heading for Virginia after plans have been submitted to the city council. Legal sports betting is a reality in Virginia. The state voted to legalize sports betting at a selection of commercial casinos. The law also allows more scope for new commercial casinos to be built in five different […]

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News 08-05-2020

West Virginia Lottery Approves Emergency Rules

The West Virginia Lottery has passed emergency rules which could pave the way for legal online gambling in the state. It looks likely that West Virginia could be the next state to expand its gambling options with the launch of its iGaming market. With land-based sportsbooks and casinos currently closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 […]

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BetMGM
News 08-02-2020

BetMGM Debuts in Mountain State

West Virginia bettors have been handed a third online option following the launch of the popular BetMGM Sports betting mobile app, which promises some exclusive offers for residents of the Mountain State. BetMGM is excited to announce that we are now live in West Virginia in conjunction with @The_Greenbrier! To learn more visit: https://t.co/rfZnHdGiK4 — […]

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Hollywood Casino, WV
News 14-01-2020

WV Bettors Taking To Mobile In Big Way

West Virginia’s sports betting figures for the second half of 2019 are in and they show a big jump on the first half. According to the latest fiscal reports by the West Virginia Lottery, which oversees all sports betting activities in the state, the total handle for the second half of last year (2H 2019) […]

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Penn National Hollywood Casino, WV
News 23-11-2019

WV Mobile Sports Betting Handle Edges Retail

For the first time since sports betting was legalized in West Virginia, online handle has surpassed that of retail. That’s according to the most recently released figures by the West Virginia Lottery, which oversees the gambling industry in the Mountaineer state and, unlike other states, issues weekly reports. For the week ending Nov. 9, mobile […]

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News 16-10-2019

Online Sports Betting Apps Driving WV Market

Sports betting in West Virginia is thriving and that’s largely down to the return of online and mobile betting in the Mountaineer State. Following a relaunch in August, September marked the first full month of online sports betting since BetLucky.com shut down as a result of a legal dispute earlier this year, and the latest […]

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News 19-09-2019

West Virginia Sports Betting: Make Way For PointsBet

Mobile sports betting is back in West Virginia and it’s about to get even better, with Pointsbet preparing to join William Hill in launching an app “as soon as possible”. There’s plenty of room for the extra competition as bettors have just two apps to choose from currently, albeit it’s not a bad choice by […]

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Legal betting in the USA
News 12-09-2019

Benefits of using regulated sportsbooks

The passing into law of Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in 1992, along with the advent of the internet, saw the rise of offshore betting operators and they still maintain a large share of the US betting market – revenue is estimated at between $2.5 billion to $3 billion. However, the repeal of […]

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