Online Sportsbooks in
Virginia

Virginia has broken its conservative stance towards gambling by legalizing online sports betting in 2021.

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Online sports betting legal in Virginia

Best Online Sportsbooks in Virginia

FanDuel Sportsbook

Sponsors of Washington Football Team
  • Tried and tested
  • Great Juice
  • Easy to use and logical app
  • Lots of deposit options
  • Less withdrawl options than deposit options (but they do offer PayPal)
Welcome Offer
up to $500 risk-free bet
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Website: Founded: 2009
Owner: Flutter Entertainment (previously Paddy Power Betfair)Headquarters: New York City
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Summary

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The New York-based company began life as a daily fantasy sports provider but now can claim to be the country's most popular sportsbook. According to BettingScanner, it enjoys the second highest brand awareness rate in the US (41%).

Fanduel Sportsbook is operational in the following states:

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • Nevada
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Tennessee
  • Michigan
  • Colorado
  • Virginia
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DraftKings Sportsbook

  • Polished and efficient app
  • Dozens of betting markets
  • Seamless customer journey
  • Lots of payment options including PayPal
  • Misleading claim regarding the welcome bonus
Welcome Offer
Deposit Bonus of up to $1,000
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Website: Founded: 2012
Owner: Jason RobinsHeadquarters: Boston
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Summary

Author: Nils Edmondson Nils Edmondson

DraftKings is the largest fantasy sports operator in the US. Since 2018, they have established themselves as one of the country's most successful online sportsbooks. According to BettingScanner's 2020 survey, DraftKings can boast the country's highest brand awareness at 44%.

Draftkings sportsbook is operational in the following states:

  • New Jersey
  • Indiana
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Hampshire
  • Iowa
  • West Virginia
  • Illinois
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Virginia online sports betting

The Old Dominion became the 21st state in the US to legalize sports betting.

Virginia passed a bill on the 8th of March 2020 which would allow for in-person and online sports betting.

As of January 2021 online sports betting went live, with FanDuel being granted special permission to launch first as it was partnered with the Washington Football Team.

BETTING IN VA - WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN'T DO

Bet on sports online ✅

Register with a sportsbook online ✅

Deposit & withdraw funds with a sportsbook online ✅

Bet on collegiate teams or collegiate games ✅

FAQs Virginia online betting

Here are your most commonly asked questions regarding online sports betting in Virginia.

⚖️ Is online sports betting legal in Virginia?

Yes. Online sports betting is now legal in the state of Virginia. FanDuel, sponsors of the Washington Football Team was the first online sportsbook to launch in the state.

❓ Are there any online sportsbooks in Virginia?

Yes. There are currently two live fully licensed online sportsbooks in the state of Virginia:

Fanduel sportsbook

DraftKings Sportsbook

🤔 Is DraftKings legal in Virginia?

Yes. DraftKings Sportsbook is now live in the state of Virginia.

🤔 Is FanDuel legal in Virginia?

Yes. FanDuel Sportsbook is live in the state of Virginia. Due the company's partnership with the Washington Football Team, FanDuel was allowed to be the first online sportsbook to launch in the state.

Online Sportsbooks in Virginia

When the US legalized sports betting at the federal level in 2018, very few people expected Virginia would be among the first states to consider legalizing sports betting.

Now in 2021, the Old Dominion is set to become a sports betting hub.

The 'big two' sportsbooks, FanDuel and DraftKings have already set up shop in the state, which comes as no surprise considering its home to 8.5 million people. They are also almost always the first sportsbooks to set up in any new state that comes online.

Competition can be good, and the fierce rivalry that the two sportsbooks enjoy is evidence of this. Even a month's delay could see one of the sportsbooks lose a huge market share.

In Virginia's case it is FanDuel that is already leading the pack, having been given a head start by the State Lottery due to its sponsorship of The Washington Football Team.

The legal situation in short

- The Virginia lottery will regulate the sports betting industry.

- A sportsbook license would cost $250,000.

- Virginia will tax sportsbooks at a 15% rate, which is lower than many other states.

- Virginians will need to be 21 or over to gamble online.

- Betting on college sports is prohibited.

- In-play betting is allowed.

- Online sign-up is allowed.

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Sportsbooks interested in Virginia

With a population of 8.5 million, Virginia is a relatively attractive market, especially considering it has four professional sports teams. The low tax rate is another reason for sportsbooks to launch in the state.

The next major online sportsbook that we expect to see launch in the state of Virginia is BetMGM. The company has been approved by the state lottery so it is only a matter of time before we see a BetMGM product launched in the state.

    Washington Football Team Sportsbooks

    The Washington Football Team train in Richmond, Virginia

    Sports Teams in Virginia

    Virginia is one of the smaller states in terms of the population so you could say it punches above its weight when it comes to professional sports.

    The locations of Washington along Virginia's border makes it a little difficult to define what is a Virginian team. The Washington Football Team, for example, has its training ground in Richmond and Ashburn, and could well open a new stadium in Virginia. The Washington Nationals, who play in the MLB are also agonizingly close to Virginia's borders. The Washington capitals also play in the NHL and the Washington Wizards in the NBA.

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