Virginia Sports Betting

Check Out the Most Important Facts about Sports Betting in The Old Dominion State

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 March.

DraftKings Sportsbook
10out of 10

Bet $5, Get $150 Bonus

Win or Lose
DraftKings Sportsbook
9.9out of 10

Bet $1, Get $200

In Free Bets
FanDuel Sportsbook
9.8out of 10

$1,000 No Sweat Bet

On First Bet
Caesars Sportsbook
9.8out of 10

1st Bet on Caesars Up to $1,250

Win or Get a Refund
BetMGM Sportsbook
9.7out of 10

$1,000 First Bet Offer

$1,000 Paid Back in Bonus Bets, If You Don’t Win
PointsBet Sportsbook
9.5out of 10

Bet $2,000 Risk Free

On First 2 Wagers
WynnBet Sportsbook
9.4out of 10

Bet $100, Get $100 Free

On First Wager
SI Sportsbook
9.1out of 10

Bet $5, Get $100 Free

IF Your 1st Bet Wins
Unibet Sportsbook
9.0out of 10

$100 Risk-Free Bet

For All New Players
BetRivers Sportsbook
8.9out of 10

$250 Deposit Bonus

For All New Players

Sports Betting Legislation in Virginia

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

Virginia Sports Betting Details

Legal DateJuly 1, 2020
Legal Age to Bet21
Online/In App BettingYes
Maximum BetNo Limit
Corresponding BillsSB 384 and HB 896
Eligible SportsbooksAny partnered with Colorado’s 33 casinos.
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 March 2023.

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.

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