Sports Betting Starts in West Virginia
Sports betting had a strong debut in the mountaineer state. The West Virginia Lottery Sports Wagering Act passed by a 77 to 22 margin to the delight of West Virginian sports gamblers. Sportsbook locations include the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in Ranson, and the Mardi Gras Casino & Resort, near Charleston, and the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs. By all reports business has been strong as players wager at the different sportsbooks. One corporate partnership is in the works between Draft Kings and Hollywood Casino in Charlestown. “We look forward to serving sports fans in the Mountain State and building on the immense success we have had in leading the New Jersey market. With over 90 percent of sports bettors returning to play after trying DraftKings Sportsbook, we are confident we can deliver on being the best place to play for West Virginia consumers.” They are in the process of making an online app for West Virginia.