West Virginia Sports Betting

Joey Shadeck

In May of 2018, the Supreme Court overruled a law that placed a federal ban on sports betting. This decision has given each state the power to legalize sports betting, both online and in-person. West Virginia became one of the first states to quickly legalize sports betting, accepting its first wager on August 30th, 2018.

West Virginia legalized sports betting in March of 2018. Anyone who is 21 years of age or older can bet on sports in West Virginia. You do not have to be a resident of West Virginia to bet on sports. As long as you are within state lines you can bet from a mobile device. You can also bet at some of the casinos located throughout West Virginia.

Residents of West Virginia can bet on sports at the following casinos;

  • The Greenbrier (Private Locaiton)
  • Hollywood Casino
  • Mountaineer Casino

Can I Bet on Sports Online in West Virginia?

Yes, online sports betting is legal in West Virginia.

Residents of West Virginia can bet on sports online via the following mobile sportsbooks:

West Virginia Gambling FAQ

Aside from online sports betting, there other forms of gambling available to West Virginia residents.

Are daily fantasy sports legal in West Virginia?

Yes, Daily Fantasy Sports, such as FanDuel and DraftKings are legal in West Virginia.

For those unfamiliar, Daily Fantasy Sports, or DFS, is a cross between fantasy football and legalized gambling. On a broad level, DFS contests are a subsection of fantasy sports. Players compete against their friends, or more often complete strangers to build a team of professional athletes under a given salary cap, and try and to outscore their opponents. Daily fantasy sports differ from traditional fantasy sports by having contests that last for an evening or the weekend, as opposed to having the same team for months.

Is online poker legal in West Virginia?

Yes, online poker and casino games are legal in West Virginia, in addition to betting on sports and horse racing.

Are offshore sportsbooks legal in West Virginia?

No, offshore sportsbooks such as Bovada are not legal in West Virginia. Offshore sportsbooks do accept residents of West Virginia as clients. Although BettingBuck always recommends betting with legal sportsbooks, we do review a handful of offshore sites like Bovada, 5Dimes, and MyBookie.

Does West Virginia offer an online lottery system?

No, West Virginia does not currently offer an online lottery system. They do allow residents to purchase lottery tickets at retail locations throughout the state, which can be found on the lottery website .

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Joey Shadeck

About the author: Joey Shadeck is a research analyst for BettingBuck.com. He has been a sports fan all his life, football and basketball being his two favorites to watch. Joey remembers betting his mom that the Green Bay Packers would beat the Detroit Lions as early as elementary school. He has 5 years of online betting experience with hundreds of bets placed during that time.

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