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 Sportsbook

  • Best WV welcome bonus
  • Tursted brand
  • Excellent mobile wagering options
  • Lots of deposit options
  • Could do with more withdrawal options
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up to $1,000 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
  • Nevada
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Tennessee
  • Michigan
  • Colorado
  • Virginia
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DraftKings Sportsbook

  • Easy-to-use mobile app
  • Lots of payment options
  • Wide variety of bets
  • Misleading welcome bonus
  • No bet builder function
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Deposit Bonus of up to $1,000
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Website: Founded: 2012
Owner: Jason RobinsHeadquarters: Boston
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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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BetMGM Sportsbook

  • Trustworthy
  • Excellent WV mobile app
  • Official NFL partner
  • Desktop site could look better
  • Customer service response time longer than competitors
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$600 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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Caesars Sportsbook

  • Word-class mobile app
  • A wide selection of payment options
  • Excellent customer service
  • Outstanding welcome offer
  • No bet builder
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Risk-Free Bet up to $5000
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Website: Founded: 1996
Owner: Caesars EntertainmentHeadquarters: Reno, Nevada, U.S.
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Summary

Author: Nils Edmondson Nils Edmondson

The company began its storied and glamorous existence under the bright lights of Las Vegas launching its online sportsbook in 2018.

In 2021, Caesars Entertainment bought William Hill, a move that sent shockwaves through the sports betting world. The British bookmaker is arguably the strongest betting brand globally and boasted a burgeoning sportsbook product in the US. However, initial scepticism over how Caesars' acquisition of such a mega-brand would play out has been resolutely quashed after the merger produced a superior product that appears to have benefited both parties.

This new-look Caesars Sportsbook has catapulted the company up our rankings. Previously it had only been active in two states and appeared to be struggling to compete with other big names such as FanDuel, DraftKings, but now the sportsbook has grown significantly in size and stature.

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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 that 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 legalized sports betting.

Now, things are back on track and West Virginia has cemented its place as one of the leading sports betting markets. The state is also surrounded by a number of states that have legalized online sports betting including Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.

Betting in WV - what you can and can't do

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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

Caesars Sportsbooks 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 its online product in August 2019 and you can now sign-up with DraftKings WV anywhere within state lines.

The DraftKings mobile app is available for both iOS and Android users.

🤔 Can you bet with William Hill in West Virginia

Yes, you can now bet with Caesars Sportsbooks WV in West Virginia after the sportsbook bought out the British sportsbook. William Hill had launched its online product in Mountain State in September 2020 in time for the new football season.

Don't forget to collect your Caesars Sportsbook if you are signing up for this first time.

⚖️ Is online gambling legal in West Virginia?

Online gambling is legal in West Virginia. You are allowed to sign-up online or in-person with any licensed online sportsbook as long as you are within state lines.

The following sportsbooks are legal in the state of West Virginia.

🧐 Is FanDuel legal in West Virginia?

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

🤷‍♂️ What sportsbooks exist in West Virginia?

You can currently bet online in West Virginia at any of the following sportsbooks:

FanDuel WV

DraftKings WV

BetMGM WV

Caesars Sportsbooks WV

Best WW sportsbook 2021

The Mountain State is an exciting market for sports bettors. It was one of the first in the country to legalize sports betting and its regulation is relatively loose compared to more restrictive states such as Nevada, which require in-person sign-ups, deposits and withdrawals. In West Virginia, you can simply download a sportsbook app, sign-up online, deposit and wager in a matter of a few minutes.

However, there are a number of reasons why the state has failed to attract quite as many sportsbooks as its neighbours:

  • West Virginia is the 39th largest state with a population of only around 1.8 million.
  • The Mountain state is also surrounded by other larger sports betting markets like Pennsylvania.
  • The state is not home to any major league sports teams.

That being said, it is still an established market with a number of reputable online sportsbooks which offers some excellent mobile wagering.

The law in West Virginia states that a sportsbook needs to partner with an existing casino operator in order to obtain a license. This means that any online sportsbook you sign-up for will also offer physical bricks and mortar sportsbooks somewhere in the state.

Best WV Sportsbook 2021

FanDuel: Best WV Sportsbook

up to $1,000 risk-free bet

FanDuel is now live in the Mountain State. The fantasy sports operator quickly launched 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 option 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!

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

Best Welcome Offer

FanDuel's welcome bonus is easily the best value in the state. The $1,000 risk-free bet is an excellent way for a new customer, and especially someone new to sports betting, to test out their product safe in the knowledge that if they lose, they will receive their original wager back in the form of free bets. There is also no misleading claims in the small print, including hefty turnover requirements.

Best Mobile App in WV

The online sportsbooks mobile app is the most popular in the whole country, and for good reason. Not only does it look slick, but it is also free of any bugs or glitches, which is key if you are looking to place in-play wagers.

High-Value Odds

Now, we can't say that they offer the best odds for every wager, but FanDuel consistently outranks its competitors to offer high-value odds across the board.


West Virginia Sportsbooks
How to set up a Sportsbook Account in West Virginia
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  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.

West Virginia Sportsbooks: Deposit & Withdrawals

There are a number of legal options available to residents of West Virginia when it comes to funding your sportsbook account and withdrawing your winnings.

Unfortunately, the banking system in the US is still lukewarm to the idea of sports betting despite the removal of the federal ban in 2018. This makes Visa/Mastercard payments unreliable and so a number of other payment platforms have stepped in to fill the void.

PayPal

The most popular form payment platform in the country and for good reason. Millions of people in the US have a PayPal account for online transactions.

The platform acts as a middleman between merchant and bank. This is perfect for sports betting where the bank can only see a transaction between PayPal and itself. PayPal has an agreement with every licensed online sportsbook in the state of West Virginia so its the perfect option for sports bettors.

Thanks to the company's state of the art encryption, you will also add an added layer of security to your payments. If your online sportsbook account is compromised, your bank details will be safe.

Nothing in life is free. PayPal does add a 2.9% deposit fee if you deposit with Visa or Mastercard.

Skrill

Skrill offers the same service like PayPal.

The payment platform acts as a go-between the bank and your online sportsbook. This way you can circumvent the restrictions placed on transactions to and from online sportsbooks.

The main difference between Skrill and PayPal is that the former charges on withdrawal and the latter on your deposit.

Skrill currently has a $5.50 withdrawal fee.

PayNearMe

PayNearMe is a payment platform that allows you to make cash payments at hundreds of retail locations, including 7-Eleven and CVS stores across the Mountain State.

You will need to provide your mobile number or e-mail account to collect a barcode which you will use to make your deposit. You can fund up to $1,000 in cash to your account.

If you are depositing less than $300, then you are subject to a $2.99 transaction fee.

ACH E-Transfers

The Automatic Clearing House system is an old-school way to transfer your money. It is a very safe and secure method, but it will take longer and require more administrative effort than other online payment platforms.

There are a couple of advantages to using ACH. First, they include a higher deposit threshold, and you will not be charged additional fees.

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 a valid ID.

Sportsbook partnerships

Online sports betting has reached West Virginia and like most other states new sportsbooks 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.

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