Online Sportsbooks in
West Virginia

The Mountain State was one of the first to legalize sports betting in the US but only now are sportsbooks starting to trickle over state lines. Here you can find the right sportsbook for your betting needs.

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Online sports betting legal in West Virginia

Best Sportsbooks in West Virginia

FanDuel

  • 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)
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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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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
  • Indiana
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DraftKings

  • Polished and efficient app
  • Dozens of betting markets
  • Excellent welcome bonus
  • Lots of payment options including PayPal
  • Customer service is only available online
Welcome Offer
$500 first bet match + up to $500 deposit bonus
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Website: Founded: 2012
Owner: Jason RobinsHeadquarters: Boston
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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
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BetMGM

  • Trustworthy
  • Excellent WV mobile app
  • Official NFL partner
  • The desktop site could look better
Welcome Offer
$500 risk-free bet
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Website: Founded: 1993
Owner: MGM Resorts InternationalHeadquarters: Paradise, Nevada, United States
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PlayMGM and BetMGM are owned by MGM Resorts International. The sportsbook is branded as PlayMGM in Nevada and BetMGM in New Jersey and West Virginia.

The iconic brand's transition into the online sports betting world has been seamless. Its NJ sports betting app is one of the most highly rated in the state.

BetMGM sportsbook is operational in:

  • New Jersey
  • West Virginia
  • Nevada (PlayMGM)
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Sportsbooks in West Virginia

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In March of 2018, before the PASPA supreme Court ruling, West Virginia passed an act which effectively legalised sports betting in the state. The Act preempted the Senate ruling and allowed the West Virginia Lottery Commission to immediately issue licenses.

Three physical sportsbooks were granted licenses in quick succession, but then everything just slowed to a halt. There were a number of reasons for this including a failed app launch by BetLucky and the fact that other states, with larger populations like NJ, also legalised sports betting.

However, West Virginia's turn has finally arrived. Two of the US' largest sportsbooks FanDuel and DraftKings have launched apps.

We expect many more sportsbooks to follow suit. William Hill already has a physical presence in the state, so it can only be a matter of time before they offer mobile wagering.

Betting in WV - 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 ✅

Bet on high/school sports ❌

Betting in WV: the Rules
  • You must be 21 years old or older to bet online in WV
  • You must be within state borders to bet online in WV
  • You do not need to be a resident of WV to set up an account
  • Online sportsbooks must be partnered with a licensed casino

Frequently asked questions about sports betting in WV

The mountain state were one of the first states to legalize online sports betting. Here are the main things you need to know about this tiny state's forage into the online gambling world.

📍 Where can you bet on sports in West Virginia?

You can now bet anywhere online as long as you are within state borders and you chose a licensed sportsbook in West Virginia.

Currently the following sportsbooks offer mobile betting:

DraftKings WV

Fanduel WV

BetMGM WV

In terms of physical locations you can bet at the:

  • Mountaineer Casino
  • The Greenbrier
  • Hollywood Casino

👑 Is DraftKings legal in West Virginia?

Yes, the sportsbook launched their online product in August 2019.

🤔 Can you bet with William Hill in West Virginia

You cannot bet with William Hill online in West Virginia. However, the sportsbook has a physical presence at the Mountaineer Casino Hotel.

You can bet online with William Hill if you are in Nevada, New Jersey or Iowa.

⚖️ Is online gambling legal in West Virginia?

Online gambling is legal in West Virginia. It took a while though for sportsbooks to actually launch their online products, but now we have the first two; FanDuel and DraftKings.

❓ Is FanDuel legal in West Virginia?

Yes. FanDuel has partnered with Greenbrier Casino in West Virginia. They launched their sportsbook app in August 2019.

3️ How many sportsbooks exist in West Virginia?

There are currently three online sportsbooks in West Virginia.

William Hill does have a retail outlet, but the sportsbook does not offer mobile betting yet in West Virginia.

Best WW sportsbook 2020

FanDuel are now live in the Mountain State. The fantasy sports operator were quick to launch their sportsbook service in the US when PASPA was overruled in 2018.

In August 2019 they launched their West Virginia online service, which makes them the first sportsbook with an online presence in the state.

Their bricks and mortar is a little off the beaten track up in the Allegheny Mountains. However, since West Virginia does not require you to sign-up in person like Nevada, you can use FanDuel's service wherever you want in the state.

FanDuel needs to be given credit not only for getting off the mark so quickly in the Mountain State but for launching a great app with a welcome bonus. We are impressed with their West Virginian product - let's hope all the other sportsbooks meet the same standards!

BettingScanner recommends

FanDuel: Best WV Sportsbook

up to $500 risk-free bet

The fantasy sports operator cum sportsbook has launched another excellent product in yet another state. Out of the three sportsbooks on offer in West Virginia FanDuel is definitely our top pick.


How to set up a Sportsbook Account in West Virginia
  1. Click on the green claim tab located next to the sportsbook of your choice
  2. Enter your personal details: Your name, address, DOB and e-mail address
  3. Create a username and password
  4. Provide proof of identity
  5. Select your preferred payment method
  6. Transfer your first deposit and collect your welcome bonus
  7. Start betting!

Remember you will need a valid social security number and cell phone number in order to sign-up with a New Jersey sportsbook.

Licensed sportsbooks in West Virginia

Online sports betting has reached West Virginia and like most other states new sportsbook will have to partner with an existing establishment in order to be given a license.

Here are the following partnerships so far:

  • Hollywood Casino/William Hill: With a global powerhouse behind them, many expected a mobile sportsbook app to have launched already in 2018. However, the company has claimed ‘technical issues’ have delayed the launch of an app. We feel that this means William Hills focus is on some of the more populous states. The fact that British Sportsbook has launched apps in Nevada and New Jersey, you would think that as soon as they put their mind to it, they will have an app launched in no time.
  • Mountaineer Casino/DraftKings: The casino has partnered with Draftkings. The sportsbook then launched its mobile wagering service in August 2019.
  • The Greenbrier/FanDuel: We all had this one down as a sure bet. Their partners, FanDuel Sportsbook were the second in the state to obtain a license. FanDuel, who partner with Meadowlands in New Jersey, wasted no time in launching their NJ app. FanDuel then became embroiled in a dispute over taxation, so the app was taken off the market. Now it seems to be up and running again.
  • The Greenbrier/BetMGM: In January 2020 MGM announced that they would partner with the mountain luxury resort in West Virginia.
  • Mardi Gras Casino and Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack: They actually launched West Virginia’s first-ever sportsbook called BetLucky. But soon after the launch the casino’s operator Delaware North was suspended due to a service provider. The app was taken off the market and looks unlikely to return.

Legal Status of sports betting in West Virginia

In 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that the nationwide ban, PASPA, on sports betting was unconstitutional. This left it up to each US state to decide whether they would allow sports betting within their jurisdiction.

This decision fell to the West Virginia Lottery Commission who legalized sports betting in the summer of 2018. They issued the first license to Penn National, the company that owns Hollywood Casino and Charles Town Races.

You have to be 21 or older to bet in West Virginia. You can be 18 years old or older to bet on E-Sports.

You will need to be within state borders to bet online; the sportsbooks will geolocate you by reading your IP address.

WV also require you to be a resident of the state to be able to place an online bet. If you are outside the state, but a resident of the state, you can register remotely with the valid ID.

West Virginia sports betting revenue

The West Virginian sports betting market is not quite in the same league as New Jersey and Pennsylvania but for a state of 2 million people, it certainly holds its own. Their current tax rate is 10% which is not that bad compared with other states and certainly hasn’t scared of sportsbooks.

If we take January 2020 as an example; the state generated $2.2m in sports wagering revenue. Online sports bets generated just under a million of that total. Compare this with New Jersey which generated $54million in sports betting revenue and you can see that West Virginia still has someway to go.

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