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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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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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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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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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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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State by state guide to legal betting
News 05-09-2019

State-by-State Guide to legal sports betting

The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears opened the NFL season at Soldier Field on Thursday and bettors in 13 states were able to legally bet on the game. That’s six more than at the opening kickoff last season, with Indiana and Rhode Island the latecomers and just in the nick of time, although only […]

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News 28-08-2019

FanDuel Launch Sportsbook App in West Virginia

Welcome to the future, West Virginia! So tweeted @FanDuel on Monday after the Sportsbook officially launched in the Mountain State, just in time for WVU football – the Mountaineers’ season opener against James Madison kicks off at 2 p.m. this Saturday. For online bettors in West Virginia, the launch ends a near six months wait […]

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