Best Online Sportsbooks in West Virginia

In West Virginia, you can bet on sports in-person and online with sportsbooks. With the sports wagering legislation that’s super flexible, West Virginia might be one of the best states in the country that’ll let you legally bet on sports.

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West Virginia Sportsbook Locations

Each of the casinos with sportsbooks has been licensed by the state. The sportsbook is often branded after its partner brand. Many of these physical sportsbooks are also connected to digital platforms you can use to bet online.

In August 2018, West Virginia began offering sports wagering and then approved online sports betting toward the end of the same year. According to the law, anyone in West Virginia above the age of 21 can now bet on sports in-person and online.

West Virginia’s sports betting license allows up to three skins. Each licensed casino can offer up to three different branded sportsbook platforms. Although state’s legislation also requires the sportsbook to show the name of the casino to which the license was granted.

The state’s five brick-and-mortar casinos are eligible for a sports wagering license. Each has approved for licensing, which means that anyone of legal age can bet on sports in-person at these physical sportsbooks.

Each sportsbook is easily reachable from both desktop browsers and smartphones using its partner brand’s betting app. Whether you have an iOS or Android device, there’ll be dedicated apps available to download for each sportsbook brand.

LocationLicenseOnline Partner
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town RacesApprovedDraftKings Sportsbook
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and ResortApprovedWilliam Hill
The Greenbrier ResortApprovedFanDuel Sportsbook
Wheeling Island Hotel Casino RacetrackApprovedTBD
Mardi Gras Casino ResortApprovedTBD

Gambling in West Virginia

2019

After its successful legalization of sports betting, West Virginia officially legalized platforms for online casino and online poker gaming.

2018

West Virginia passed a law to legalize sports betting within the state about two months before the Supreme Court of the United States overturned the federal ban on wagering, PASPA, in May of 2018.

2016

West Virginia’s Attorney General determines that daily fantasy sports aren’t illegal in the state.

2007

The state officially legalizes table games. West Virginia soon outfits its race tracks with them, turning them into racinos where people can enjoy multiple kinds of gaming.

1994

West Virginia passes legislation allows lottery machines to be operated at racetracks and eventually bars in the state.

1986

West Virginia officially establishes the state’s lottery.

1931

The state establishes the West Virginia Racing Commission to regulate parimutuel betting at its race tracks.