West Virginia Sports Betting

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How We Review Sports Betting Sites in West Virginia

Gambling.com’s independent reviewers examine all West Virginia betting sites to determine which offer the best user experience and mobile betting apps. We sign up for accounts and make wagers. Among the most important factors we take into consideration:

Software: While betting sites may look similar, no two are the same. Each site uses different software and some sites are more user-friendly, functional and faster. We test the software to determine the best.

Bonuses and promotions: New account holders receive welcome or deposit match bonus offers, each containing specific terms and conditions. We sort through the offers to determine which are the most generous and which are the most restrictive.

Safety: We only recommend online sportsbooks licensed by the West Virginia Lottery Commission, which regulates online sports betting in the state. This ensures your account funds are secure.

Odds and selection: Which West Virginia betting sites offer the most competitive betting lines? The most robust betting menus? Which offer the most comprehensive in-game betting opportunities?

Is Online Sports Betting Legal in West Virginia?

Yes. West Virginia lawmakers approved sports betting in 2018 and the first land-based sportsbook began operating in August of that year. Online sports betting in West Virginia began in December 2018 (though original online operator BetLucky would suspend operations three months later) followed by the ability to play at a WV online casino in 2020. As of April 2020, five retail sportsbooks and three online betting sites were operating in West Virginia, with more online betting sites expected to join the market.

Bettors must be as least 21 years old, and all sports wagers must be placed within the state of West Virginia.

What's happening in West Virginia Neighboring States?

Ohio is surrounded by states with their own sports betting stories. Let's see what's happening with sports betting in the states next door.

Online Sportsbooks in West Virginia

Online SportsbookLand-Based PartnerTech ProviderLaunch
FanDuel Sportsbook The Greenbrier FanDuel Aug. 26, 2019
DraftKings Sportsbook Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races DraftKings Aug. 28, 2019
BetMGM Sportsbook The Greenbrier BetMGM Jan. 21, 2020

Land-Based Sportsbooks in West Virginia

Bettors can make an in-person sports wager at any of these West Virginia facilities:

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Charles Town Penn National Aug. 30, 2018
The Greenbrier Casino Club White Sulphur Springs FanDuel Sept. 13, 2018
Mardi Gras Casino & Resort Cross Lanes IGT Jan. 31, 2020
Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack Wheeling IGT Jan. 31, 2020

A Look at each WV Sportsbook licensee


The first WV sportsbook to open, located just off the state’s biggest casino gaming floor. Closest WV sportsbook to Washington D.C. (about 70 miles) also offers live year-round thoroughbred racing.

Licensed Sportsbook/skin

Retail Location: 750 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town, WV 25414

Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday: Noon-8 p.m.

Amenities: Individual viewing stations; 24 odds-display monitors, 50 feet of wall space


DraftKings: Longtime market leader in daily fantasy sports now battling with rival FanDuel in sports betting marketplace. State leader in total betting handle. You can check out DraftKings here.


The Greenbrier is a private resort, offering a legal sportsbook and casino to guests, club members and property owners. Be aware of the dress code: Jackets required for gentlemen after 7 p.m. (collared sport shirts before 7 p.m.). The first sportsbook in WV to have to two online partners (FanDuel, BetMGM).

Licensed Sportsbook/skins

Retail Location: 300 W. Main Street, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986

Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday: 1 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Amenities: Located in private casino, open to overnight guests or members; club chairs, 21 large screen TVs, international dining options


FanDuel: Operates both the land-based and online casino sportsbook for The Greenbrier. A market leader in daily fantasy sports and one of the leading online sportsbook operators nationally. You can check out FanDuel here.

BetMGM: Third online sportsbook operator to launch in WV after DraftKings and FanDuel. Also operates sports betting apps in New Jersey and Indiana. You can check out BetMGM here.


Recently acquired by Colorado-based Century Casinos Inc. from Nevada-based Eldorado Resorts Inc. Mountaineer is located on the northern edge of West Virginia, about 50 miles from both Pittsburgh and Youngstown, Ohio.


None offered yet.


Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island opened land-based and online sportsbooks in late 2018, both suspended operations three months later due to a contractual dispute between Delaware North, which owns the two properties, and wagering partner Miomni Gaming. The physical sportsbooks reopened in January 2020. The online operation has not relaunched.

Licensed Sportsbook/skin

Retail Location: 1 Greyhound Drive, Cross Lanes, WV 25313

Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday: 6:30 a.m.-5:30 a.m.

Amenities: Teller windows and betting kiosks; full wall of TV screens


None offered yet.


Sportsbook was shuttered for most of 2019 (along with Mardi Gras) due to contractual dispute, but reopened in January 2020 under a new agreement between owner Delaware North and IGT. Wheeling Island is located about 60 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.

Licensed Sportsbook/skin

Retail Location: 1 South Stone Street, Wheeling, WV 26003

Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-midnight; Friday: 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m.-midnight

Amenities: Multi-screen video wall; in-venue bar


None offered yet.

Best West Virginia Sports Betting Apps

Mobile sports apps offer several advantages for West Virginia betting, most notably convenience and the ability to check odds and lines at multiple sportsbooks at the same time. Whether you use iOS or Android, all of the apps can be downloaded from your sportsbook operator’s site after you register. It’s easy and free of charge.

FanDuel WV: FanDuel has one of the most downloaded apps in states with legal sports betting, with West Virginia no exception. Partnered with the Greenbrier Casino Club, the FanDuel app contains all of the most popular WV sports and wagering options, along with a live (in-game) betting feature and bet slip option.

DraftKings WV: Battling with FanDuel to become online sportsbook leader both nationally and in West Virginia. Partnered with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, DraftKings offers easy-to-use mobile app that works quickly and adjusts well to smaller screen size. Offers live betting and betting slip option.

BetMGM WV: App launched in January 2020. Partnered with the Greenbrier Casino Club, the BetMGM app has all of the national, international and WV sports wagering options as the browser platform. All of the main sports and betting options are available, some with odds boosts, depending on the sport and day of the week.

These sportsbook operate across the country and are constantly looking to expand into new states. For example, once Ohio online sportsbook apps launch, we can expect some of these brands to appear from day one.

West Virginia Sports Betting, September vs. August

Total handleMobile handleRevenue
Change Up 38.1% Up 32.5% Up 73.0%

Note: West Virginia reports numbers weekly rather than by calendar month. September represents Sept. 4- Oct. 1; August represents July 31-Sept. 3.

Updated October 18

The History of WV Online Sports Betting

West Virginia was the fifth state in the U.S. to legalize sports betting and the third to allow legal online sports betting.

WV lawmakers approved sports betting in March 2018, two months before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which had restricted legal sports wagering outside Nevada. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice allowed the bill to become law without his signature (his family owns The Greenbrier). The betting law legalized land-based and online sports wagering. The West Virginia Lottery oversees licensing and regulating through its lottery commission.

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races accepted the first land-based sportsbook bet in August 2018. The state’s first West Virginia online sportsbook to launch was BetLucky.com in December 2018. However, BetLucky (which was also the land-based sportsbook at Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island racinos) ceased operations in March 2019 due to a dispute between Delaware North, which owns both properties, and betting partner Miomni Gaming. The retail sportsbooks were closed for nearly a year before opening in January 2020 with Delaware North now partnering with industry veteran IGT.

West Virginia sports bettors were left without an online betting option until FanDuel filled the gap in August 2019, followed by Draftkings two days later. As of April 2020, the state had five land-based sportsbooks and three online betting sites.

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