West Virginia Sports Betting: The Top Sportsbooks in the State

West Virginia Sports Betting Quick Facts
Sports Betting StatusLegal
Start DateAugust 30, 2020
Legal Betting Age21
Online/In App BettingYes
Corresponding BillSB 415
RestrictionsBetting on high school sporting events, politics, and award ceremonies is prohibited.
West Virginia Sports Betting

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Best Online Sportsbooks in West Virginia

West Virginia has historically been a gambling-friendly state, so it’s no surprise that they offer several good sportsbook options. These books have some of the best odds and lines, bonuses, and clean and seamless apps. Here are the top online sportsbooks in The Mountain State—

West 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 www.ncpgambling.org

BetMGM Sportsbook

First Bet Offer $1500

Excludes NY, NC, NV and PR | Promo Code: EWBET1 4.9 Stars out of 5.0
WV only. 21+. Please Gamble Responsibly. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER
DraftKings Sportsbook

Bet $5 and Get $150 in Bonus Bets Instantly

New Customers Only 4.9 Stars out of 5.0
WV only. 21+. Please Gamble Responsibly. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER
FanDuel Sportsbook

Bet $5 Get $200 in Bonus Bets

If Your Team Wins 4.8 Stars out of 5.0
21+ and present in WV. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.1800gambler.net.
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
WV only. 21+. Please Gamble Responsibly. 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
WV only. 21+. Please Gamble Responsibly. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER

Sports Betting Legislation in West Virginia

The state of West Virginia officially made sports betting legal in August of 2019. It didn’t take long for the largest sportsbooks in the industry, FanDuel and DraftKings, to be up and running. We have since seen both Caesars and BetMGM enter the space.

The best part of the sports betting legislation in West Virginia is that there are very few restrictions. Unlike other states, sports bettors are able to place bets on in-state schools such as the Mountaineers. That brings a whole new level of excitement to the industry.

In-Person Sportsbooks in West Virginia

In addition to the six most popular sportsbooks options list above, there are several brick-and-mortar sportsbooks located in the state’s casinos. Below is the complete list of options for West Virginia residents and visitors.

Sportsbook Casino Launch Date
BetMGM Greenbrier Resort January 2020
DraftKings Hollywood Casino August 2019
FanDuel Greenbrier Resort August 2019
IGT (Betly) Mardi Gras TBD
IGT (Betly) Wheeling Island TBD
William Hill Mauntaineer Casino August 2019
Important note: After a dispute with a data provider, sister casinos Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island ceased sportsbook operations in March to shift from BetLucky to Betly.

West Virginia Sports Betting FAQs

There are several pressing questions WV residents have surrounding the legalization of sports betting in their state. Below are answers to several of the questions we have received most since SB 415 passed.

Is sports betting legal in West Virginia?

Yes, West Virginia passed a bill legalizing sports betting in March of 2018 and the first bet was officially placed in the state on August 30, 2019.

Can I bet online in WV?

Yes, online and in-app wagering is 100% legal in West Virginia. The three most popular sportsbooks operating online at the moment are DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetMGM.

What is the minimum age to bet on sports in WV?

The current minimum age to place a bet on sports in West Virginia is 21. This is in line with every other state that has passed sports betting legislation over the past three years.

What sports can I bet on in West Virginia?

You can bet on all major sports in West Virginia, including most college sports, the NFL, NBA, NHL, PGA, MLB, Nascar, UFC, and Tennis.

Is live betting available in West Virginia?

Live betting is available on all three of the major sportsbook apps available in WV. Live betting allows you to bet on games that are already in progress, from a moving spread to the outcome of the next play, everything that happens throughout a game is now available to bettors.

What types of bets can I place in West Virginia?

Sports gamblers have the full arsenal of bets available to them in WV. This includes totals, spreads, props, moneylines, teasers, and parlays.

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.