|US Regulated Sportsbook (legal)||Yes|
|Legal in New Jersey||No|
|Legal in Pennsylvania||No|
|Legal in Iowa||No|
|Legal in Indiana||No|
|Legal in Nevada||No|
|Legal in West Virginia||Yes|
Bet Lucky is an online sportsbook licensed through both the Wheeling Island Casino in Wheeling, WV, as well as the Mardi Gras Casino in Cross Lane, WV. Both casinos are owned and operated by Delaware North, a national gaming operator. Bet Lucky is currently only available to residents of West Virginia on both iPhone and Android devices. There is not presently a desktop offering.
To signup, users must download the app and scan a government-issued ID or provide other information.
Note: Bet Lucky is currently the only US regulated online sportsbook in West Virginia.
Bet Lucky currently offers eight sports, which is fewer than most sportsbooks in New Jersey. DraftKings, which is looking to service West Virginia residents soon, offers 15.
|Total Sports Offered||8|
|Aussie Rules (AFL)||No|
Bet Lucky currently offers moneyline, spread, total, parlay, round robin, and future bets. Bet Lucky does not offer any exotic props, an early cash out feature, or any additional bets to games.
Currently Bet Lucky offers the most basic bets, meaning moneyline, spread, and totals. This selection of bets is sufficient for basic betting, but offers nothing more.
One of my biggest complaints with the app is the limited availability of the sportsbook. Lines are not posted until the times displayed in the picture below. This is another one of those annoyances that makes Bet Lucky a cringeworthy choice for any hobby gamblers.
Betting limits vary for each account, and custom limits can be administered on a case by case basis.
Bet Lucky was established after our 2018 odds testing concluded, so I was not able to grab the hundreds of data points necessary to compare it amongst other sportsbooks.
Banking Options and Fees
Banking options for Bet Lucky are limited for US regulated sportsbooks, only offering three deposit methods and two withdrawal methods. Bet Lucky does not yet offer credit/debit card deposits or withdrawals, making bettors to buy a Lucky North Play+ card if they want debit card options.
Bet Lucky customers can currently fund their accounts through PayNearMe, cash at the casino cage, or in-app deposits like Lucky North Play+. Play+ is a prepaid Discover debit card. Minimum deposits are $10, with an initial minimum deposit of $50 to open an account.
|Total Deposit Methods||3|
|No Debit/Credit Card Deposit Fees||Yes|
|Deposit Min/Max - Debit/Credit Card||$10/Varies|
Withdrawals can be made through the Play+ card, as well as at the casino cage.
|Total Withdrawal Methods||2|
|Check Payout Speed is < 10 days||Yes|
|No Withdrawal Fees - Check||Yes|
|Withdrawal Min/Max - Check||$10/Varies|
Bet Lucky does not currently offer any matchup previews, statistics or countdowns. The live betting menu shows the current score of the game but does not include a real-time clock. Live games only offer between 5-10 bets, with a rather limited selection.
|Total Live Betting Sports Offered|
The Bet Lucky mobile app is as basic as the rest of the app, offering little flash or flare. As I mentioned at the top of the review, this sportsbook looks to meet the needs of customers who only want to place the most basic bets. The navigability of the app can be improved going forward.
Another annoyance with Bet Lucky is the fact that they offer separate apps for the Mardi Gras casino and the Wheeling Island casino. The apps are the same content-wise; they were just built for the two casinos ran by Delaware North.
Bet Lucky currently only offers email and phone support. The support is available during the normal hours of the sportsbook, which is typically open for 16 hours a day. Not having live chat support is a miss that the sportsbook should look to fix in the future.
Education and Research
Bet Lucky provides bettors no education, statistics, news, or pre-game previews. If you value any pre-game coverage or statistics, or if you are a first-time bettor learning different bet types, wait for DraftKings to get a quality experience.
West Virginia is Bet Lucky’s first go-ahead as a sportsbook, and a sports betting brand in general. Bet Lucky is ran by Delaware North, a hospitality and food service company that provides gaming and entertainment. While Bet Lucky is a newer brand, Delaware North has been established since 1915. The Bet Lucky sportsbook will be regulated by the West Virginia Lottery Commission, meaning bettors have little to worry about.
Bet Lucky currently offers a welcome promotion that gives you 2x your first bet in bonus money, up to $20. The bonus money can be used on any sport or bet type and will expire after 28 days if not used.
Currently only available at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and in the Wheeling Island Bet Lucky App, every bet you make at Bet Lucky will earn you Lucky North Club Points. Every $10 in bets placed on your favorite teams on the Bet Lucky app will earn you 1 point, earn 100 points and get $1 in Lucky North rewards!
Bet Lucky is a minimalistic sportsbook that has the appearance of a rushed project, which could have been the case since it was first-to-market in West Virginia. That said, once DraftKings or BetStars gets set up, Bet Lucky doesn’t offer enough to stay competitive. The company offers limited sports, bets, education, banking, and features.
For the BettingBuck.com annual best online sportsbooks review published in 2020, a total of 2,300 data points were collected over six months and used to score sportsbooks. Additionally, odds data was collected for each sportsbook on over 1,400 bets to give each sportsbook a comparative odds ranking.
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About the author: Joey Shadeck 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.