Overall

If all you want to do is bet on who wins the game Saturday night, without any flash, fun, or variety of offerings, then Bet Lucky is a viable option.

Joey Shadeck | January 2nd, 2020

Dislikes
  • Lack of bet variety
  • Lack of live chat support
  • Lack of education

Review Sections:

FeatureBet Lucky
US Regulated Sportsbook (legal) Yes
Casino No
Poker No
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

Note: BetLucky no longer operates in West Virginia. Please read our West Virginia Sports Betting guide for a list of current sportsbooks, or visit FanDuel Sportsbook or DraftKings Sportsbook.

BetLucky service cancelation
BetLucky no service notice

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.

Sports Offered

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.

FeatureBet Lucky
Total Sports Offered8
Aussie Rules (AFL) No
Baseball (MLB) Yes
Basketball (NBA) Yes
Basketball (NCAA) Yes
Boxing Yes
Cricket No
E-Sports No
Football (NFL) Yes
Football (NCAA) Yes
Golf (PGA) Yes
Hockey (NHL) Yes
Horse Racing No
MMA (UFC) No
Rugby (League) No
Rugby (Union) No
Soccer (EPL) Yes
Soccer (MLS) Yes
Tennis No
Sports Offered 3 Stars

Bets Offered

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.

Bets Offered NBA
Bets offered for a regular-season NBA game.

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.

Sportsbook Hours
Bet Lucky hours for the Wheeling Island casino.

Min/Max Lines

Betting limits vary for each account, and custom limits can be administered on a case by case basis.

Odds

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.

Deposit Methods

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.

FeatureBet Lucky
Total Deposit Methods3
No Debit/Credit Card Deposit Fees Yes
Deposit Min/Max - Debit/Credit Card$10/Varies

Withdrawal Methods

Withdrawals can be made through the Play+ card, as well as at the casino cage.

FeatureBet Lucky
Total Withdrawal Methods2
Check Payout Speed is < 10 days Yes
No Withdrawal Fees - Check Yes
Withdrawal Min/Max - Check$10/Varies

Live Betting

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.

Live Betting NHL
Live bets offered for an NHL game.

FeatureBet Lucky
Total Live Betting Sports Offered
Badminton No
Baseball Yes
Basketball Yes
Cricket No
E-Sports No
Football Yes
Golf Yes
Handball No
Hockey Yes
MMA No
Soccer Yes
Tennis No
Volleyball No
Water Polo No
Rugby No
Live Betting 2.5 Stars

Mobile Betting

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.

Customer Service

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.

Reputation

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.

Other Notes

Promotions

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.

Rewards

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!

Final Thoughts

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.

Methodology

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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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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Bets Offered
Banking Options and Fees
Live Betting
Mobile Betting
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