Virginia Sports Betting

Virginia Sports Betting

Sports Betting is legal and live in Virginia for 2022

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 Date July 1, 2020
Legal Age to Bet 21
Online/In App Betting Yes
Maximum Bet No Limit
Corresponding Bills SB 384 and HB 896
Eligible Sportsbooks Any partnered with Colorado’s 33 casinos.

Virginia Sportsbooks

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 May.

Sportsbook Our Grade Promo Offer Get Started
fanduel sportsbook in virginia 9.8Out of 10 Up to:$500Free Bet Get Offer
draftkings sportsbook va 9.5Out of 10 Up to:$1,025Deposit Bonus Get Offer
pointsbet virginia 9.2Out of 10 Up to:$1,000Free Bet Get Offer
foxbet colorado 9.1Out of 10 Up to:$1,000Deposit Bonus Get Offer
betmgm virginia 8.7Out of 10 Up to:$500Deposit Bonus Get Offer
score bet sportsbook in va 8.5Out of 10 Up to:$1,000Free Bet Get Offer
william hill virginia sportsbook 7.8Out of 10 Up to:$250Free Bet Get Offer

How do we know all of these sportsbooks will enter the Virginia market when it officially opens up in December? If you compare the Virginia sports betting law with those of other states, it compares favorably to Colorado where we saw nearly every major domestic sportsbook enter the market.

As of June 26, it appears the only real threat facing the Virginia sports betting market is COVID-19. If for some reason the second round of COVID is strong enough to delay or even cancel the 2020 NFL season, we could be looking at sportsbooks that are scrambling to reduce overhead through the end of the year.

That being said, if we do get an NFL season, expect to see the Virginia sports betting market as the next US state to see an influx of mobile sportsbooks.

virginia sports betting faq's

Virginia Sports Betting FAQ’s

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 May 2022.

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 Redskins 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 there are five cities 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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