West Virginia has historically been a gambling-friendly state, so it’s no surprise that they offer several good sportsbook options. Here are the top online sportsbooks in The Mountain State—
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. Here are the complete details for the West Virginia sports betting bill:
|Start Date||August 30, 2020|
|Legal Age to Bet||21|
|Online/In App Betting||Yes|
|Maximum Bet||No Limit|
|Corresponding Bill||SB 415|
|Eligible Sportsbooks||Operators partnered with a WV casino.|
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.
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can bet on all major sports in West Virginia, including most college sports, the NFL, NBA, NHL, PGA, MLB, Nascar, UFC, and Tennis.
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.
Sports gamblers have the full arsenal of bets available to them in WV. This includes totals, spreads, props, moneylines, teasers, and parlays.