Virginia Sports Betting: The Top Sportsbooks in the State

Virginia Sports Betting Quick Facts
Sports Betting StatusLegal
Start DateApril 22, 2020
Legal Betting Age21
Online/In App BettingYes
Corresponding BillSB 384
RestrictionsBetting on collegiate sports involving teams from Virginia is prohibited. Betting on high school sports is prohibited.
Virginia Sports Betting

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Current Virginia Sports Betting Apps

Sports betting is now legal in Virginia and several online sportsbooks are available. Below is a list of those books and their current new player promo offer for April. We’ve put all of these online sportsbooks through rigorous tests to verify they’re legit and their bonuses pay out.

Virginia bettors must be 21+ and present to place wagers in the state. If you or a loved one is experiencing problems with gambling, call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit the National Council on Problem Gambling

BetMGM Sportsbook

First Bet Offer $1500

Excludes NY, NC, NV and PR | Promo Code: EWBET1 4.9 Stars out of 5.0
21+ Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler
Bet365 Sportsbook

Choose your Offer: Bet$5 Get $150

or Get a First Bet Safety Net up to $1,000 | Promo Code: 365BV1 4.5 Stars out of 5.0
21+ Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler
DraftKings Sportsbook

Bet $5, Get $200 in Bonus Bets Instantly

Get a No Sweat NBA SGP Every Day of NBA Playoffs 4.9 Stars out of 5.0
21+ Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler
FanDuel Sportsbook

Bet $5, Get $150

In Bonus Bets — Guaranteed! 4.8 Stars out of 5.0
21+ and present in VA. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.
Caesars Sportsbook

Bet Up to $1,000 on Caesars

Win or Get a Bet Credit Back | Promo Code: BV1000 4.8 Stars out of 5.0
21+ Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler
BetRivers Sportsbook

$500 Second Chance Bet

Industry Best 1 x Rollover | Promo Code: SPORTS 4.7 Stars out of 5.0
21+ Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler

Sports Betting Legislation in Virginia

News of yet another state legalizing sports betting was somewhat lost amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Sports betting officially became legal in Virginia in April of 2020. Betting sites like FanDuel have already done quite well in the state.

Just because Virginia doesn’t have any professional teams of their own doesn’t mean they’re not getting involved in the sports betting industry.  No, instead, they’re betting on all of the Washington DC teams like the Nationals and Commanders.

virginia sports betting faq's

Virginia Sports Betting FAQs

Below are answers to the most popular questions we get surrounding the Virginia sports betting market. Virginia should be a fairly straight-forward launch for sportsbooks, as many of their policies mirror what we saw in other states. That being said, as with any state, there are some unique rules that are specific to Virginia residents and visitors.

Is sports betting legal in Virginia?

Yes, sports betting is officially legal in the state of Virginia. Several online sportsbooks are available as of April 2024.

What restrictions are in place in Virginia?

There are several rules that Virginia bettors should be aware of. The first is that wagering on the state’s college teams will not be allowed. Not only will this include games featuring the state’s colleges (Virginia, Va Tech, VCU, Liberty…) but will also include tournaments these teams are competing in (March Madness).

Where can I bet on sports in Virginia?

As we mentioned earlier, mobile betting is legal in Virginia, so you will be able to bet anywhere. One interesting note here, however, is that the law allows for legal sports betting in one professional sports stadium. Early speculation is that the state is going to make a run at a new location for the Washington Commanders, and a sportsbook would certainly help their cause.

So will there be any brick-and-mortar sportsbooks in Virginia at launch?

This seems unlikely in the near future, but five cities are currently allowed to explore building a casino and sportsbook. We would expect each of them to jump at the opportunity, but these would clearly be long-term projects. Those cities include Bristol, Danville, Portsmouth, Norfolk, and Richmond. A decision from each of these cities voters are expected in November.

Is live betting legal in Virginia?

Yes, live betting will be available in Virginia on any sportsbook that offers it. Obviously, the state’s college teams will not be eligible for live betting.

Chris Lollis

Chief Content Officer

Chris Lollis is the founder and senior editor at Hello Rookie. He has over a decade of experience in the sports betting industry and has covered everything from the PASPA repeal to every state launch since. Chris currently contributes guides, reviews, and betting tips at Hello Rookie.

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