Subscribe to our Daily Digest e-mail
West Virginia Online Casino Bill Moves Forward After Senate Passage

West Virginia is all in on being among the most state-of-the art gaming states in the country. On Friday, the second-to-last day of the 2019 regular session, the West Virginia Senate passed an online casino gambling bill by a 26-7 vote, sending it to the desk of Gov. Jim Justice, a Republican, after the House concurs on the final version.

share

West Virginia Gaming

4/20/2019

article Lawsuit after 2 casinos couldn't take March Madness bets
(West Virginia) -- A casino operator is suing a tech company after a contract dispute shuttered its sports betting platform at two West Virginia casinos ahead of the...

4/19/2019

article Casino operator suing tech company over sports betting outage
(West Virginia) -- A casino operator is suing a tech company after a contract dispute shuttered its sports betting platform at two West Virginia casinos ahead of the...
article Delaware North Sues Miomni Over West Virginia Sportsbook Snafu
(West Virginia) -- Delaware North iGaming, Inc. announced on Friday it filed a lawsuit against its partner on claims it lied about owning technology needed for a joint...
article Fraud, breach of contract claimed in lawsuit linked to sports betting going dark at 2 WV casinos
(West Virginia) -- A civil lawsuit has been filed in connection with the sports betting controversy that’s impacted two casinos in West Virginia. Delaware North...
article Mardi Gras casino owner sues over sportsbook shutdown
(West Virginia) -- Delaware North, owner of the Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island casinos, has filed a lawsuit against Miomni Gaming, which had operated onsite and online/...
article Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Suing Sports App Provider
(West Virginia) -- Owners of the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack are suing the providers of their sports betting app, which has now been off-line for more than...

4/17/2019

article How Long Will It Take West Virginia To Launch Online Casino And Poker?
(West Virginia) -- On March 28, West Virginia became the fifth state to legalize online gambling. Early projections indicate the West Virginia online casino and poker...

4/12/2019

article West Virginia Sports Betting: What’s Been Going On?
(West Virginia) -- Since Delaware North shuttered its two sportsbooks in West Virginia, and took its mobile app offline in early March, there’s not been much talk...

4/9/2019

article WV sports betting revenue passes $10m in first six months
(West Virginia) -- The first six months of legal sports betting in West Virginia has seen the state’s licensed operators generate revenue of $10.1m (£7.7m/...

4/3/2019

article West Virginia Passed Online Gambling; Should Pennsylvania Worry?
(West Virginia) -- Pennsylvania’s neighbor will soon join the Keystone State in the world of online casino gaming. Last Wednesday, West Virginia legalized online...

4/1/2019

article Industry growth: iGaming now approved in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- Supporters of online gambling will be excited to hear that a new state will be joining Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania in offering...
article Delaware North Seeks to End Relationship with Sports Betting Partner
(West Virginia) -- Delaware North has grown tired of missing out on sports betting revenues due to an unexpected shutdown. On March 6, its sports betting operations...

3/31/2019

article Interactive gaming bill becomes law
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia’s interacting gaming bill is now law after Gov. Jim Justice failed to act on House Bill 2934 before the deadline last Wednesday....
article Delaware North Cuts Ties with West Virginia Betting Partner
(West Virginia) -- Casino operator Delaware North is ending its contract with its sports betting partner after its two land-based casinos in West Virginia and its mobile...

3/30/2019

article Casinos to end management contract after betting problems
(West Virginia) -- A casino operator is ending its contract with a management company after a dispute prevented two West Virginia casinos from taking bets on the NCAA...

3/29/2019

article Casino owner terminates deal with sports betting provider
(West Virginia) -- State Lottery Director John Myers said Friday it could be months before sports betting returns to Delaware North properties Wheeling Island Casino in...
article Return of sports betting could take "several months" at Mardi Gras
(West Virginia) -- It could be some time before sports betting returns to two of West Virginia's casinos. According to a statement, Delaware North, which owns...
article Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Owner Breaks With Sports Wagering Partner
(West Virginia) -- Delaware North — owner of the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack — is seeking to terminate its relationship with its sports betting...
article Wheeling Island, Mardi Gras Casinos Terminate Sports Betting Partnership with Miomni
(West Virginia) -- Sports betting at Wheeling Island and Mardi Gras Casino is suspended indefinitely as Delaware North, owner of Wheeling Island and Mardi Gras casino,...

3/28/2019

article STORY TO WATCH: Miomni, Entergaming Dispute Leaves WV Sportsbooks In The Dark
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia sports betting situation has become a little more clear. Legal Sports Report obtained a letter from Delaware North (DNGE) through a...

3/27/2019

article Here Come WV Online Casinos: Online Gambling Bill Becomes Law
(West Virginia) -- On Wednesday, the bill allowing legalized online casino gambling in West Virginia became law. You read that right, H 2934, the West Virginia Lottery...
article It’s Official: West Virginia Legalizes Online Casinos, Poker; Becomes Fifth State To Do So
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia has officially legalized online casinos in the state, thanks to the inaction of the governor. The West Virginia Lottery Interactive...
article West Virginia guv signs online casino, poker bill into law
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia has officially become the fifth US state to legalize online gambling after Gov. Jim Justice signed the necessary legislation.

3/26/2019

article New Documents Show WV Sports Betting Outage Traced To Fight Between Miomni, Entergaming
(West Virginia) -- Sports bettors in West Virginia have been without a mobile option for three weeks, and LSR obtained details about the bizarre fight at the heart of it...

3/24/2019

article Statewide treatment group spreads gambling awareness in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- March is 'National Problem Gambling Awareness Month' and a statewide treatment group is urging anyone who thinks their gambling activity may...

3/23/2019

article Two West Virginia casinos are missing out on March Madness
(West Virginia) -- March Madness could have a different meaning at the Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island casinos, with bettors mad that they won't be able to wager on...
article Gazette editorial: Sports betting woes are the ultimate bracket buster
(West Virginia) -- The state of West Virginia had its bracket busted before the first tip of the 2019 Men’s NCAA College Basketball Tournament. Delaware North,...

3/21/2019

article Dispute unresolved, still no sports betting in Wheeling as NCAA Tourney begins
(West Virginia) -- As one of the top sports betting weekends of the year tips off, Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack is still unable to take wagers. The management...
article Sports Betting Remains Offline at 2 West Virginia Casinos
(West Virginia) -- Sports wagering will remain offline at Mardi Gras Casino and Wheeling Island Casino at the start of the NCAA Tournament.
article Two WV casinos missing out on March Madness
(West Virginia) -- March Madness could have a different meaning at the Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island casinos, with bettors mad that they won't be able to wager on the...

3/20/2019

article Dispute keeps sports betting turned off at Delaware North properties
(West Virginia) -- Sports betting won’t be available at two casinos in West Virginia during at least the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament. State Lottery...
article West Virginia has legalized sports betting, but a contract dispute will keep it offline for the first March Madness weekend
(West Virginia) -- The management services provider for two West Virginia sports books and the state's online betting app is in a dispute with a third-party...
article With Sports Betting Still Offline, Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack – and West Virginia Coffers – Missing Out on March Madness
(West Virginia) -- Sports wagering through the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack remains offline, and no betting is happening there as “March Madness”...
article Country Woes: WV Sports Betting Remains Closed For Start Of March Madness
(West Virginia) -- The ongoing outage for WV sports betting will cost sportsbooks one of the year’s most popular sports wagering events. The West Virginia Lottery...

3/19/2019

article West Virginia Lawmaker Lashes Out as Two Sportsbooks Stay Closed in Dispute
(West Virginia) -- It’s been nearly two weeks since two West Virginia casinos suspended their sportsbook operations, and that’s prompted a state lawmaker...

3/18/2019

article Setbacks Aside, WV Sportsbooks Contribute To National Conversation
(West Virginia) -- As more states get on the sports betting bandwagon, sportsbooks in West Virginia are part of a growing movement that has seen major gains at the...

3/12/2019

article Online casino and poker gaming chances improve in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- On Friday, the West Virginia State Senate voted in favor of the West Virginia Lottery Interactive Wagering Act. A vote of 26 to 7 will see the measure...
article West Virginia poised to become 4th state to legalize online gambling for traditional casino games
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia Lottery will have more than year to develop and implement regulations for iGaming run through the Mountain State’s five...

3/11/2019

article Sports betting still on hold at Wheeling Island
(West Virginia) -- Sports betting remains suspended at two West Virginia casinos. Wheeling Island and Mardi Gras Casino, both operated by Delaware North, are under...
article West Virginia Online Casino, Poker Bill Clears Legislature But Plug Pulled Online Sports Betting
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia’s Lottery Interactive Wagering Act sailed through the Senate on Friday, which means the state stands on the brink of legalizing...

3/10/2019

article Lottery: Contractual dispute shuts down sports betting at Mardi Gras, Wheeling Island
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia Lottery officials are working closely with Delaware North management to restore sports betting at the company’s Mardi Gras and...

3/9/2019

article Dispute shuts down sports betting at W.Va. casinos
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia officials say a contractual dispute has caused a shutdown of sports betting at the Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island casinos.
article Wheeling Island, Mardi Gras casinos suspend sports betting
(West Virginia) -- An unknown issue with the sports book at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and Mardi Gras Casino & Resort has led to the temporary suspension...

3/8/2019

article West Virginia Online Casino Bill Moves Forward After Senate Passage
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia is all in on being among the most state-of-the art gaming states in the country. On Friday, the second-to-last day of the 2019 regular...
article West Virginia Online Gambling Bill Clears Senate; Finish Line In Sight
(West Virginia) -- Following a favorable vote in the Senate, West Virginia is on the cusp of becoming the fifth state to legalize online gambling. After sailing through...
article Bet Lucky of West Virginia Suspends Sports Betting Services
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia was one of the first states to begin offering sports betting services. The state passed legislation quickly and regulations were...
article Two West Virginia casinos suspend sports betting
(West Virginia) -- Two West Virginia casinos that suspended sports betting operations this week are promising to honor all outstanding bets that have been decided, but...
article Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack suspends sports betting
(West Virginia) -- Wheeling Island casino has temporarily suspended sports betting on location, including bets through the BetLucky app.

3/5/2019

article Expanded casino legislation dies in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- In West Virginia, proposed legislation that would have permitted two of the state’s casinos to each establish a satellite facility featuring...

3/4/2019

article West Virginia Online Gaming Bill Lingers as Deadline Nears
(West Virginia) -- A sweeping online expansion bill is closer to passage than ever in West Virginia, but a key hurdle in the state Senate – and a looming deadline...

3/2/2019

article West Virginia gambling legislation dies
(West Virginia) -- Legislation permitting Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack to establish a second gambling location in Ohio County died in a committee of the West...

2/28/2019

article Satellite casino bill dies in Senate Finance Committee
(West Virginia) -- The House bill to allow the four racetracks to open satellite casinos in their home counties fizzled in Senate Finance Thursday morning. The bill was...
article Sen. Mike Maroney Among Those That Keep Satellite Casino Bill From Advancing in W.Va. Senate Finance Committee
(West Virginia) -- Legislation permitting Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack to establish a second gambling location in Ohio County died in committee Thursday.

2/26/2019

article West Virginia continues to push forward with online gambling
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia could become the latest state to thumb its nose at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). An online gambling bill making its rounds...

2/24/2019

article Two Gambling Bills Cruise Through the House in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- On Friday, House Delegates passed two bills which would make it easier for residents of West Virginia to gamble.

2/23/2019

article Bills to permit satellite track location and interactive wagering pass House
(West Virginia) -- Legislation that would allow Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack to establish a satellite video lottery location in Ohio County passed the West...

2/22/2019

article Effort to boost horse, greyhound racing advances
(West Virginia) -- An effort to restore $11 million annually to the purse funds for horse and greyhound racing at state casinos is up for passage in the House of...
article House passes two gambling bills with ease
(West Virginia) -- The House of Delegates passed two bills on Friday that would make it much easier for West Virginians to gamble. HB 2934, the West Virginia Lottery...
article West Virginia Online Gambling Bill Clears House, Progressing In Spite Of Wire Act Opinion
(West Virginia) -- In the mother of all plot twists, West Virginia is positioning itself as one of the most progressive states in the country when it comes to gambling....

2/21/2019

article Attempt by WV House to pare satellite casino bill down to one location fails
(West Virginia) -- Legislation giving the state’s four racetracks the option to operate satellite casinos in their home counties will be on passage stage in the...

2/20/2019

article Myers: Lottery favors satellite casinos bill as way to maintain gaming revenue
(West Virginia) -- Lottery Director John Myers said the Lottery Commission supports industry-backed legislation to allow state racetrack casinos to each operate one...

2/19/2019

article Bill to allow satellite casino locations advances; no Charleston casino plans
(West Virginia) -- Legislation that would allow West Virginia’s four racetrack casinos to operate satellite locations advanced to the full House of Delegates on...
article West Virginia House of Delegates Committee Advances Casino Satellite Bill
(West Virginia) -- Legislation permitting Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack to establish a second gambling location in Ohio County has passed committee, and is on...

2/13/2019

article Satellite casino bill moving along in the House of Delegates
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia’s four racetrack-casinos will be allowed to establish secondary locations within the counties they’re situated in a bill...

2/12/2019

article Wheeling casino seeking satellite location
(West Virginia) -- Legislation that would allow Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack to establish a second gambling location in Ohio County is out of the starting gate...

2/9/2019

article Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Seeking Satellite Location
(West Virginia) -- Legislation that would allow Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack to establish a second gambling location in Ohio County is out of the starting gate...

2/8/2019

article Wheeling Island Casino wants second casino at The Highlands
(West Virginia) -- Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack wants the West Virginia Legislature to permit a satellite casino within Ohio County. House Bill 2901 allowing...

2/7/2019

article Satellite casino bill introduced in House of Delegates
(West Virginia) -- A bill introduced Thursday in the House of Delegates would allow the state’s four racetracks to open one satellite casino in the same county in...

1/30/2019

article OP/ED: W.Va.’s sports betting tax is too low
(West Virginia) -- Last year, West Virginia legislators made a multi-million-dollar wager. They bet gambling interests would not be inclined to offer sports betting in...

1/27/2019

article Sports Betting: West Virginia should take a bigger piece of the action
(West Virginia) -- Last year, West Virginia legislators made a multi-million-dollar wager. They bet gambling interests would not be inclined to offer sports betting in...

1/26/2019

article EDITORIAL: Sports Betting Tax Too Low?
(West Virginia) -- Last year, West Virginia legislators made a mult-million-dollar wager. They bet gambling interests would not be inclined to offer sports betting in...
article WV casinos see rare upturn in video lottery, table games revenue
(West Virginia) -- For the first time in nearly seven years, West Virginia racetrack casinos saw an upturn in video lottery and table games revenue in December,...

1/23/2019

article WV casinos see rare upturn in video lottery, table games revenue
(West Virginia) -- For the first time in nearly seven years, West Virginia racetrack casinos saw an upturn in video lottery and table games revenue in December,...

1/22/2019

article Lottery director: State revenues from sports betting still hard to pin down
(West Virginia) -- State Lottery Director John Myers told senators Tuesday that the Lottery still does not have financial data from the recent launch of sports betting...

1/20/2019

article Wheeling Island Casino: Some operations cancelled due to weather
(West Virginia) -- The Wheeling Island Casino has announced they are closing some of their attractions due to the winter storm. Live greyhound racing and the Pointe Sea...

1/18/2019

article Online Gambling Bill Delayed in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia has plans to legalize all forms of online gambling. But, despite making good progress, it appears that legalize online casino gambling...

1/17/2019

article West Virginia Online Gambling On Hold … For Now
(West Virginia) -- Lottery officials in West Virginia will support bills to expand keno offerings and permit limited video lottery (LVL) distributors to operate retail...

1/11/2019

article West Virginia proposes new bill to legalise online casino
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia has filed a new bill in an attempt to legalise online casino and poker. The state has previously attempted to legalise online gambling...
article West Virginia Tries Online Poker Legislation Again
(West Virginia) -- It may be tough to remember, but it did happen. West Virginia did offer up online gaming legislation in the past, back in early 2017, in fact. It was...

1/6/2019

article New year brings new updates to West Virginia sports betting
(West Virginia) -- In a long-awaited process, people ages 21 and older can now wager on sports online in the state of West Virginia. Delaware North, which owns and...

1/2/2019

article Sports bettor wins $100K at Charles Town’s Hollywood Casino with $5 bet
(West Virginia) -- One bettor at Hollywood Casino sports book in Charles Town certainly has started the new year on the right foot. A man won $100,000 after betting $5...

1/1/2019

article Editorial: Neighbors want a piece of West Virginia sports betting action
(West Virginia) -- The Herald-Dispatch published this editorial on Sunday regarding sports betting in West Virginia: State-sponsored gambling endeavors tend to resemble...

12/29/2018

article Editorial: Neighbors want a piece of WV sports betting action
(West Virginia) -- State-sponsored gambling endeavors tend to resemble arms races. One side gets an advantage with a new weapon, but that advantage lasts only until a...
article Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Sports Book Cuts Ribbon
(West Virginia) -- Local leaders gathered with Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack staff Friday morning to cut the ribbon at the facility’s newly minted sports...

12/28/2018

article Can't make it to the casino? You can place bets in WV right on your phone
(West Virginia) -- Sports gambling went officially live at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, just in time for some of the biggest sporting events of the year. With...

12/27/2018

article Sports betting makes debut at 2 more W.Va. casinos — and via app
(West Virginia) -- Sports betting is making its debut at two more West Virginia casinos — and on the first mobile sports wagering app.
article Sports Book Opens at Wheeling Island Casino
(West Virginia) -- After months of waiting, local sports betting fans can now place wagers at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack as on Thursday the facility...
article DraftKings, Charles Town Plan Online Sports Gambling
(West Virginia) -- DraftKings has reached a licensing agreement with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races owner Penn National Gaming Inc. to offers its DraftKings...

12/19/2018

article Lottery: New competitive threat facing sports betting in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia’s nascent sports betting industry could be facing new competition, with the Washington, D.C., City Council voting Tuesday to...

12/18/2018

press release DraftKings Prepares to Launch Sports Betting in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- DraftKings Inc. announced today that it has reached a licensing agreement with an affiliate of Penn National Gaming, Inc. the operator of Hollywood...

12/16/2018

article Dog racing in West Virginia is fading fast down the stretch
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia Kennel Owners Association issued a news release recently which sought to put the best possible face on the greyhound racing industry...

12/3/2018

article Two more WV casinos to offer sports betting soon, official says
(West Virginia) -- The state’s casinos continue to implement their new ability to offer sports betting, a practice which until earlier this year was prohibited by...

12/1/2018

article Enormous jackpots fuel surge in October WV Lottery revenue
(West Virginia) -- Gigantic MegaMillions and Powerball jackpots helped the West Virginia Lottery top $100 million in sales for October, as online ticket sales of $16.76...

11/28/2018

article Enormous jackpots fuel surge in October West Virginia Lottery revenue
(West Virginia) -- Gigantic MegaMillions and Powerball jackpots helped the West Virginia Lottery top $100 million in sales for October, as online ticket sales of $16.76...

11/24/2018

article Live Thoroughbred Racing Is Back Sunday at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort in Chester
(West Virginia) -- A month after four employees fell ill with Legionnaires’ disease, racing at Mountaineer Race Track, Casino and Resort will resume this weekend....

11/22/2018

article Racing restart planned for Sunday at Mountaineer Casino after shutdown due to Legionnaires’ cases
(West Virginia) -- Live racing resumes Sunday, Nov. 25 at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort in Hancock County after a month-long hiatus that started when four...

11/21/2018

article Mountaineer Casino cuts the ribbon on sports betting
(West Virginia) -- A third West Virginia casino has started a sports betting operation. A ribbon was cut Wednesday morning for the William Hill Sports Book at...
article Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort now taking sports bets
(West Virginia) -- If you're feeling lucky this weekend, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort is officially open for sports betting on college and pro sports. The...

11/20/2018

article Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort to open sports book Wednesday
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia recently legalized sports gambling, and Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort didn't hesitate to get on board. At 10 a.m., on...

11/16/2018

article Myers: Sports betting closer at Mardi Gras, Wheeling Island
(West Virginia) -- State Lottery Director John Myers told lawmakers earlier this week sports betting is being tested at the Mardi Gras Casino in Cross Lanes and Wheeling...

10/25/2018

article Mountaineer ponies up to the sports betting bar
(West Virginia) -- A West Virginia lottery official says more casinos are working to start offering sports betting. Lottery Deputy Director Doug Buffington told Lottery...

10/24/2018

article Mountaineer working toward sports betting
(West Virginia) -- A West Virginia lottery official says more casinos are working to start offering sports betting. Lottery Deputy Director Doug Buffington told Lottery...

10/23/2018

article Lottery Commission: Modest profits mark launch of sports betting in WV
(West Virginia) -- In its first month, West Virginia’s share of profits from sports betting totaled $193,306 — or $207,195, counting the two days Hollywood...
article Lottery official: More casinos work to get sports betting
(West Virginia) -- A West Virginia lottery official says more casinos are working to start offering sports betting. Lottery Deputy Director Doug Buffington told Lottery...
article More casinos could start sports betting soon, West Virginia Lottery official says
(West Virginia) -- More casinos in West Virginia could soon start offering sports betting. That’s according to Doug Buffington, the deputy director of the state...

10/18/2018

article West Virginia Sports Betting Handle $10 Million Strong And Growing
(West Virginia) -- Approaching its two-month anniversary, West Virginia sports betting appears to be serving a hungry market. WV sportsbooks have booked around $10...

10/6/2018

article Lottery Commission rejects sports leagues proposal to include integrity fee in sports betting rules
(West Virginia) -- The state Lottery Commission approved the final rules for sports betting Wednesday rejecting a proposal by professional sports leagues to include an...
article Wheeling Island Casino finds partner for sports betting launch
(West Virginia) -- A new partnership has been formed to develop technology for Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack’s launch this fall of sports betting....

10/4/2018

article Lottery approves sports betting rules
(West Virginia) -- Seemingly ending months of tumult, the West Virginia Lottery Commission approved sports betting rules Wednesday - after rejecting changes that...
article Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack works toward new gaming app
(West Virginia) -- Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack is working towards making sports betting easier for you. They're doing so by forming a new partnership to...

10/3/2018

article Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Finds Partner for Sports Betting Launch
(West Virginia) -- A new partnership has been formed to develop technology for Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack’s launch this fall of sports betting....
article Big Jim Slayed: West Virginia Sports Betting Rules Have No Integrity Fee, Official Data Mandate
(West Virginia) -- Things are finally calming down a little bit for West Virginia sports betting, it appears. Regulators filed the final version of rules for the new...
article Follansbee Council hears casino appeal, slip proposals
(West Virginia) -- Follansbee Council was asked Monday to reconsider allowing the city’s video lottery casinos to open earlier and was presented with potential...

9/28/2018

article 2 WV casinos delay launching sports betting
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia Lottery says sports betting launches at two casinos have been delayed. Lottery spokesman Randy Burnside told the Charleston Gazette-...
article West Virginia Mobile Sports Betting Is Just Weeks Away, Hollywood Casino Exec Says
(West Virginia) -- If you want to bet sports online in West Virginia, you may only be weeks away from being able to do so. An executive for Hollywood Casino at Charles...

9/26/2018

article West Virginia Sports Betting: $3.4 Million In Wagers Over First Three Weeks
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia sports betting appears healthy in its infancy. Through the first three weeks of operation, sportsbooks took in almost $3.4 million in...

9/21/2018

article Gov. Justice announces recommendations for ARC funding
(West Virginia) -- During a press conference in which he addressed several issues, including PEIA and the West Virginia Lottery, Gov. Jim Justice on Friday afternoon...
article Justice presser runs the gamut; gives answers to what he thinks reporters may ask
(West Virginia) -- Gov. Jim Justice told reporters Friday gathered at the state capitol for some grant announcements that he didn’t have time to take their...

9/19/2018

article Lawmakers briefed on betting issues, Lottery staff turnover
(West Virginia) -- Sports betting is alive at two West Virginia casinos with more to follow, but lawmakers are concerned about recent staff turnover at the West Virginia...
article Return of WV Lottery director may calm waters
(West Virginia) -- John Myers, who worked for a decade at West Virginia Lottery, made a rather sudden return. Myers, who has been Secretary of Administration, made it...

9/18/2018

article New West Virginia Lottery director named
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed John Myers as state lottery director. Justice announced Myers' appointment Tuesday. Lottery director...
article Pro Sports Leagues Continue Full-Court Press on West Virginia Sports Betting Law
(West Virginia) -- What’s going on in West Virginia? Sports betting kicked off with a bang a the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races late last month, and just...
article WV Lottery leadership is shored up by shifting John Myers
(West Virginia) -- One day after lawmakers asked tough questions about leadership at Lottery, Gov. Jim Justice has named John Myers as director of the agency.

9/17/2018

article As more sports betting nears, legislators concerned over Lottery changes
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia legislators were told Monday that sports betting should be up and running at four of the state’s five casinos — including...
article Lawmakers question Lottery’s position on sports betting
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia lawmakers asked the interim Lottery commissioner what’s going on with the agency as it considers long-term rules for sports...
article West Virginia Sports Betting Shakeup Is ‘Disturbing The Hell Out Of’ Lawmakers
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia was the first state to pass a law to legalize sports betting in 2018 and the fourth outside of Nevada to launch a state-regulated...

9/13/2018

article The Greenbrier opens sports betting area in casino
(West Virginia) -- Now that sports betting is legal in West Virginia, more casinos are adding the new feature, including a local casino. The Greenbrier Resort held their...

9/7/2018

article Youngstown couple sues Mountaineer Casino over slip, fall
(West Virginia) -- A casino in Chester faces accusations of negligence by two customers. John N. Lee and Donna M. Lee filed a complaint in Hancock Circuit Court against...

9/6/2018

article Justice: State to get nearly $30,000 in taxes from first week of sports betting
(West Virginia) -- Jim Justice said Thursday evening that the first official week of sports betting in West Virginia yielded more than $29,500 in tax revenue to the...

9/5/2018

article First weekend of legal sports betting in WV brings $320K of taxable revenue
(West Virginia) -- This past holiday weekend marked the beginning of legal sports gambling for West Virginia. A total of $320,631.70 in taxable revenue was made from...

9/4/2018

article First weekend of sports betting brings in $640,000 in total bets
(West Virginia) -- The first four days of sports betting at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races took in approximately $640,000 in total bets. The casino had a soft...
article West Virginia opens first sportsbook, eager to welcome Ohio gamblers
(West Virginia) -- On Thursday, West Virginia Delegate Jason Barrett made sports betting history in the Mountaineer State by plunking down $50 on WVU to win the national...
article West Virginia opens first sportsbook, eager to welcome Ohio gamblers
(West Virginia) -- On Thursday, West Virginia Delegate Jason Barrett made sports betting history in the Mountaineer State by plunking down $50 on WVU to win the national...

9/3/2018

article It’s a Go: Sports Betting Commences in West Virginia, Rakes in More than $340,000
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia officially became the fifth state to provide its residents and gambling enthusiasts with legal sports wagering on the premises of...
article Sports gamblers wager over $600k on first weekend in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races launched betting after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in May that a federal ban on sports betting outside Nevada...

9/2/2018

article LOVERRO: Betting big on legalized sports gambling
(West Virginia) -- This is a brand new world. If you live in Maryland, the District or Virginia, placing a perfectly legal bet on Saturday’s Maryland-Texas game...
article WV Lottery Director resigns day before sports betting goes live
(West Virginia) -- The director of the West Virginia Lottery has resigned. Alan Larrick’s resignation became effective Saturday, Gov. Jim Justice said. “...

9/1/2018

article Hollywood Casino in Charles Town will now start taking sports bets
(West Virginia) -- The Hollywood Casino in Charles Town was buzzing with excitement on Saturday. The company launched its sports betting program just two days after...
article Sports betting makes debut in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- Sports betting has debuted in West Virginia, just in time for college football season. West Virginia Lottery general managing counsel Danielle Boyd...
article West Virginia Enters the Legal Sports Betting World, First Bets Taken on Thursday
(West Virginia) -- The first legal sports bets in West Virginia were made on Thursday morning when the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races launched their sportsbook...
article WV Sports Betting Arrives Just in Time for Football Season
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia’s sports betting business kicked off in plenty of time for the kickoff that matters most to residents of the small, football-...

8/31/2018

article As Sports Betting Expands Into New Regions, Casinos Account For Regional Bias In College Football
(West Virginia) -- For ardent West Virginia fans that may like to place a bet or two while listening to a rendition of Country Roads, the timing is ideal. Forced for...
article Sports bar opens at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack ahead of sports betting
(West Virginia) -- Sports betting has debuted in some areas of West Virginia, but local casinos are still preparing for their big day. Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-...
article West Virginia sports betting launches early
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia has become the fifth state to offer legalised sports betting, with Hollywood Casino accepting wagers a few days ahead of schedule....
article W.Va. lottery director stepping down
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia Lottery Director Alan Larrick is stepping down, according to a news release from Gov. Jim Justice's office.

8/30/2018

article Hollywood Casino Launches West Virginia Sports Betting Ahead of Schedule
(West Virginia) -- Sports betting is officially live in West Virginia! Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races took the first bet on Thursday morning, a couple days...

8/29/2018

article West Virginia Ready for the Crush of Sports Betting’s Opening Weekend
(West Virginia) -- Whether it’s been hiring and training new employees, testing software or making everything “just so,” it’s been a busy few...

8/28/2018

article Lottery Commission updated on countdown to sports betting launch
(West Virginia) -- Several members of Lottery’s security and legal staff were noticeably absent from Tuesday’s Lottery Commission meeting, conducting final...
article Sports gaming goes live on Saturday in Mountain State
(West Virginia) -- Charles Town Races is expected to be the first West Virginia casino to bring sports betting online when legalized sports gambling debuts at the...

8/27/2018

article Final preparations underway for state launch of sports betting Saturday
(West Virginia) -- Sometime before noon Saturday, the first legal sports betting ticket will be sold in West Virginia, as Hollywood Casino in Charles Town becomes the...

8/22/2018

article DraftKings Sportsbook Applies To Offer West Virginia Sports Betting, But Needs A Home
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia is less than two weeks away from sports betting, and things are coming together in a hurry. Four operators are approved to offer WV...

8/20/2018

article Sports betting is coming to Charles Town. Will it impact Maryland’s casinos?
(West Virginia) -- The owner of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia says the casino — located a little more than 60 miles from downtown D.C....

8/17/2018

article Penn National to offer sports betting at West Virginia casino
(West Virginia) -- Penn National Gaming Inc. said Friday that it expects to begin offering sports betting at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia on...
article West Virginia Sports Betting Officially Kicks Off September 1 At Hollywood Casino
(West Virginia) -- The official launch date for West Virginia sports betting is here. Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will open its sportsbook September 1,...

8/15/2018

article First casino licensed for sports betting in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- Hollywood Casino in Charles Town is the first casino licensed to offer sports betting in West Virginia. The West Virginia Lottery Commission made the...

8/14/2018

article First casino licensed for sports betting in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- Hollywood Casino in Charles Town is the first casino licensed to offer sports betting in West Virginia. The West Virginia Lottery Commission made the...

8/13/2018

article Another sports betting milestone: First Lottery licenses issued
(West Virginia) -- Legalization of sports betting in West Virginia has reached another milestone, with the issuing of the first sports betting licenses by the state...
article FanDuel Group Receives West Virginia Sports Betting License
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia is issuing its first sports betting licenses. On Friday, The FanDuel Group received a license to operate a sports book in the Mountain...
article First casino licensed for sports betting in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- Hollywood Casino in Charles Town is the first casino licensed to offer sports betting in West Virginia. The West Virginia Lottery Commission made the...

8/11/2018

article West Virginia casino celebrates Responsible Gambling Education Week
(West Virginia) -- This week is Responsible Gambling Education Week, and one West Virginia casino is teaming up with counselors to help those who might be addicted to...

8/9/2018

article The First Approval For West Virginia Sports Betting Has Been Granted
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia started issuing interim permits for sports betting in preparation to launch a state-regulated industry later this summer.

8/7/2018

article Hollywood Casino Set to Offer West Virginia Sports Betting Before Sept. 1
(West Virginia) -- The Hollywood Casino & Inn at Charles Town Races will debut the era of legal West Virginia sports betting sometime before Sept. 1, per Danielle...
article Justice Denied Means Justice Served: West Virginia Sports Betting Still On Track
(West Virginia) -- Prospective sports betting operators in West Virginia weathered a healthy scare last week. The WV Gazette reported that Gov. Jim Justice and his top...

8/6/2018

article Lottery Commission files sports betting rule, allowing process to move forward
(West Virginia) -- Two days before the deadline, the West Virginia Lottery Commission filed legislative rules for public comment with the Secretary of State’s...
article Under legislative pressure, long-delayed sports betting rule advances
(West Virginia) -- After nearly two months of delays, and with just two days to go before a deadline that potentially could have delayed the launch of sports betting at...
article West Virginia In Danger Of Having Sports Betting Rollout Pushed Back For Months
(West Virginia) -- Just a few short weeks ago, there was little doubt that West Virginia would be offering sports betting by the time its Division I college football...

8/3/2018

article Charles Town casino partners for sports betting, Lottery Commissioner says
(West Virginia) -- Casinos are racing toward offering sports betting in time for the football season, and one major casino just took a big step forward. William Hill, an...

7/31/2018

article With sports betting coming, officials are preparing for problem gamblers
(West Virginia) -- Casinos across West Virginia are preparing for sports betting come fall. Legislation was recently passed on the state and federal level to allow it,...

7/30/2018

article Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Is Betting On the Future of Sports Wagering
(West Virginia) -- Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack is seeking workers for “anticipated” sports betting in an effort to be up and running in the coming...

7/29/2018

article Sports betting starts to take shape at W.Va. casinos
(West Virginia) -- Tall gaming machines will migrate to new locations at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. The slots are on the move because the casino is...
article State casinos racing to have sports books ready by September
(West Virginia) -- Gaming machines will migrate to new locations at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. The slots are on the move because the casino is preparing a...

7/26/2018

article Yes West Virginia, sports betting on track for September roll out
(West Virginia) -- Lottery officials of West Virginia have assured state residents that sports betting in the state is on track for a September rollout despite delays in...

7/25/2018

article Lottery officials believe sports gaming still on track for September rollout
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia’s casinos and racetracks are reviewing internal control documents as part of the process for getting sports betting up and running...
article LVL, traditional games take West Virginia Lottery beyond $1 billion in sales again
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia Lottery topped the $1 billion in sales mark for the recently completed fiscal year despite a significant drop off in revenue at a...

7/18/2018

article W.Va.'s Racing Industry Fights to Survive Amid Years of Teetering State Backing
(West Virginia) -- The dog and horse racing industries have played a major role in West Virginia’s economy since the mid-1930s. But in recent years, lawmakers at...

7/11/2018

article West Virginia Lottery releases emergency rules for sports betting
(West Virginia) -- Almost three weeks after approving rules governing sports betting at the state’s casinos, the West Virginia Lottery released the emergency rules...

6/30/2018

article W.Va. Lottery continues work on rules for sports betting
(West Virginia) -- With one West Virginia casino already working with a company to provide sports wagering in time for football season, officials say sports betting will...

6/28/2018

article In West Virginia, FanDuel makes first sports wagering deal
(West Virginia) -- A West Virginia resort owned by Gov. Jim Justice has chosen FanDuel to handle sports betting by its customers in the fantasy sports company's...
article West Virginia Lottery Commission continues work on rules for sports betting
(West Virginia) -- With one West Virginia casino already working with a company to provide sports wagering in time for football season, officials say sports betting will...

6/27/2018

article FanDuel, Greenbrier Partner in West Virginia to Have Live and Online Sports Betting by Fall
(West Virginia) -- Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel has partnered with the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia in preparation for legal sports betting in the state...

6/26/2018

article FanDuel makes first sports wagering deal at The Greenbrier
(West Virginia) -- A West Virginia resort owned by Gov. Jim Justice has chosen FanDuel to handle sports betting by its customers in the fantasy sports company’s...
article In West Virginia, FanDuel makes first sports wagering deal
(West Virginia) -- A West Virginia resort owned by Gov. Jim Justice has chosen FanDuel to handle sports betting by its customers in the fantasy sports company's...

6/21/2018

article W. Va. Lottery Commission meets to set rules for sports betting at state casinos
(West Virginia) -- Hopeful of taking wagers in time for football season, the West Virginia Lottery Commission staged an emergency meeting Thursday to set the rules...
article West Virginia Lottery Commission sets sports betting rules
(West Virginia) -- The rules for sports betting in West Virginia were approved Thursday in an emergency meeting of the West Virginia Lottery Commission. The commission...
article WV Lottery Commission establishes rules for sports betting
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia Lottery Commission has set its rules for sports betting in the state, following an emergency meeting Thursday. West Virginia Lottery...

6/19/2018

article Checking In On West Virginia’s Sports Betting Plans and Launch
(West Virginia) -- Last we checked in on West Virginia sports betting, Governor Jim Justice forced a meeting between professional and collegiate sports league and team...

6/16/2018

article West Virginia aiming to be first in Tri-State to take sports bets
(West Virginia) -- As states jockey for position in the newly legal sports betting industry, West Virginia looks to be ahead of the game as one of the next to offer a...

6/9/2018

article Is WV sports betting lined up to start by football season?
(West Virginia) -- Plans, rules and rooms are already taking shape for West Virginia’s dip into sports betting. “Thirty days down the road, hopefully we...

6/7/2018

article Wheeling approves first video gambling cafe since lifting moratorium
(West Virginia) -- One new video gambling cafe proposed for Wheeling got the go-ahead this week while a second proposal is on hold for now. Village trustees approved...

5/28/2018

article State officials, casino owners look at ramifications of sports betting
(West Virginia) -- Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that betting on sports games is legal, casino owners, state lottery officials and Mountain State lawmakers...

5/23/2018

article West Virginia Governor Jim Justice Relents on Integrity Fee Amid Conflict of Interest
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia is pressing ahead with sports betting, minus the sports leagues’ controversial “integrity fee.” State Governor Jim...

5/22/2018

article WV Lottery revenue continues climb, with sports betting on horizon
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia Lottery revenue continued to climb in April, as more money spent on video lottery and traditional online and scratch-off games offset...

5/21/2018

article W.Va. Gambling Addiction Helpline ready for sports betting
(West Virginia) -- The Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia, the group that operates the 1-800-GAMBLER helpline, says it is fully prepared to offer treatment...

5/20/2018

article State officials and casino owners looking at the ramifications of sports gaming
(West Virginia) -- Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that betting on sports games is legal, casino owners, state lottery officials and Mountain State lawmakers...

5/19/2018

article Editorial: W.Va. positioned well to launch sports betting
(West Virginia) -- Just like it did three decades ago in regard to casinos, West Virginia is getting a relatively quick start out of the gate in the latest gambling...

5/15/2018

article The Supreme Court says states can allow sports betting. Will Virginia get in on the action?
(West Virginia) -- Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that freed state governments to legalize sports betting won’t have an immediate impact in Virginia, a...

5/14/2018

article Supreme Court decision on sports betting puts WV at the front of the line
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia’s gamble to be one of the first states to seize on legalized sports betting appears to be paying off. The U.S. Supreme Court, in a...

5/13/2018

article West Virginia Sports Betting Bill Could Earmark Integrity Fees for Universities
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia sports betting bill that passed into law without Governor Jim Justice’s (D) signature in March might soon be amended to...

5/12/2018

article Casino operators dispute Justice's claim of deal on sports betting integrity fee
(West Virginia) -- Gov. Jim Justice stunned the West Virginia gaming industry Thursday, issuing a news release claiming that a tentative agreement has been reached to...
article Casino operators say no deal in place for 'integrity fee'
(West Virginia) -- Casino operators in West Virginia say there's no deal to incorporate an "integrity fee" into the state's new betting law despite a...

visionary sponsor advertisement

sponsor advertisement