Sports betting is legal in West Virginia. Following the Supreme Court decision on May 14, 2018 that struck down the federal ban on sports betting (PASPA), states can legalize sports betting with legislative approval. West Virginia enacted a sports betting law in March, 2018 that took effect following the Supreme Court decision. West Virginia became the 5th state to offer legal sports betting in August, 2018, and the state currently has five casinos that allow legal sports betting.
If you live in West Virginia, you can bet on NFL games, hockey, baseball, college football and basketball, soccer and other types of sports. You can bet the games online or from brick and mortar casino’s.
Legislation updates on sports betting in West Virginia
The West Virginia Lottery Commission oversees the state’s sports betting industry.
The West Virginia legislature site also has live audio and video streams from the House and Senate including sports betting bills. H
Senate bill 106 was introduced in Jan., 2018. The Senate passed the bill in February and the House passed it in the following weeks.
Legal sports betting in West Virginia
The legal gambling age in West Virginia is 21. Betting in the state is legal on mobile devices (Fanduel and Draftkings apps) and at the legal sportsbooks in five existing gambling properties and racetrack casinos. FanDuel operates the sportsbook at The Greenbriar, and William Hill operates the other four sportsbooks.
- Hollywood Casino at Charles Town – Ranson
- Mountaineer Casino – New Cumberland
- Mardi Gras Casino – Cross Lanes
- Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino – Wheeling
- The Casino Club at The Greenbriar (Private) – White Sulphur Springs
Casino operator Delaware North, which has retail sportsbooks at Mardi Gras Casino and Wheeling Island, launched its BetLucky.com online and mobile app for West Virginia sports betting in late December, 2018