West Virginia Legal Online Sports Betting, Online Casino and Online Poker are becoming a reality. Above all, this is inevitable considering the proximity to the NJ and PA where online legal gambling is already a success. Furthermore today offshore illegal sites dominate the WV Online Gambling. This is why government is making a state regulation. Both to protect players and to gain income tax. So, the activities will be followed by the West Virginia Lottery (www.wvlottery.com).
West Virginia Online Sports Betting
WV legalized sports betting in March 2018 after the US Supreme Court decided to cancel the PASPA (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act).
To bet online in West Virginia you will need to be at least 21 years old and be physically present in the territory of the state. In other words, people from Ohio or Maryland will be able to cross the border, open an account and bet when on the ground of the WV. So, millions of people are just a short distance from the borders of the WV and can therefore bet thanks to WV Online Gambling.
To date there are 5 land-based casinos in WV and all already offer sports betting. Here they are:
Hollywood Casino - William Hill WV Sports Betting
Hollywood Casino is a Penn National property. It is the largest Mountain State casino and was the first location to offer sportsbetting in WV. Sports Betting is offered by William Hill, an English company with extensive experience in online and offline gaming. The Online Sports Betting partner will be DraftKings.
Mountaineer Casino - William Hill WV Sports Betting
The Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort is located on the eastern bank of the Ohio River, on the border between West Virginia and Ohio. Despite this the nearest city is Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. The online game will be offered by the giant William Hill.
The Greenbrier Casino - FanDuel WV Sports Betting
The Greenbrier is an exclusive luxury resort where not everyone can go. It stands far from the big WV cities in a town called White Sulfur Springs about 200 miles from Charlotte, NC. Online bets will be offered by FanDuel.
Mardi Gras Casino - BetLucky WV Sports Betting
Mardi Gras Casino and Resort enjoys a very favorable location. It is located near the capital Charleston and a few miles from Huntington which is the largest city of the WV. The online game is offered by the Miomni software provider and is already available with the Betlucky.com app.
Wheeling Island Casino - BetLucky WV Sports Betting
The Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack is at the Delaware North property, with the Mardi Gras Casino. Its history begins in 1866 as a game site and thoroughbred horse racing. As with Mardi Gras, online sports betting is already available with BetLucky.com.
West Virginia Online Casino
Furthermore, very soon there will be the launch of the Online Casinos in West Virginia. The first operators will obviously be those already operating with sports bets like William Hill WV and FanDuel WV. But other online gaming giants will arrive soon. We are talking about BetFair WV, Bet365 WV and Draftkings WV. Among the WV players’ preferences we will surely find the Slot Machines, the BlackJack. Roulette and Video Poker. Great success is also expected for Live Dealer Games and for Slots with Progressive Jackpots.
WV Online Poker
The launch is expected shortly for WV Online Poker. PokerStars WV and Bet365 WV are on the way to online poker operators as well as William Hill WV, as is already happening in other US states. In this way, finally, WV players can also take part in online poker tournaments as WSOP or compete in cash games. Shared liquidity is expected with the other US states where online poker is legal. We are talking about Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Nevada.
WV Online Lottery Commission
The West Virginia Lottery Commission has the task of regulating the WV Online Gambling. In other words, it will control online sports betting activities and online casino and poker games in the state. WVLC releases online gaming licenses and coordinates the activities of the 5 land-based casinos and online gaming sites. The WVLC already runs the site dedicated to the WV Online Lottery, famous for the WV PowerBall, MegaMillions, Lotto America.
Currently the only way to bet online is via the BetLucky.com app. Will soon be activated online sports betting by DrafKings WV and Fanduel WV. Other online operators such as William Hill WV, BetFair WV, PokerStars WV and Bet365 WV will soon be arriving. The WV Online Gambling market is starting.