West Virginia

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Licensing deals

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Marketing deals

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Sports teams/franchises

There are no major league teams in West Virginia.

 

 

What type of licenses are available?

Land-based and online sports betting licenses – but online operators need a land-based partner.

 

How many skins are permitted per license?

One

 

How do you apply for a license?

Sports betting license forms available here: http://www.wvlottery.com/forms

 

What are the integrity fees?

N/A

 

What is the current tax rate?

Casinos must pay $100,000 annual license fee for sports betting, with 10% tax on revenues

 

Is there a self-exclusion register in the state?

No

Is sports betting legal? 

Yes

West Virginia became the fifth state in the US to go live with sports betting when the Hollywood Casino (owned by Penn National) opened at the end of August 2018. Since then, four more casinos have launched retail sports betting: Mountaineer Casino, The Greenbrier (private members club), Mardi Gras Casino and Wheeling Island Hotel.

 

Regulator details

West Virginia Lottery Commission

900 Pennsylvania Avenue

Charleston, WV 25302

800-982-2274

mail@wvlottery.com

http://www.wvlottery.com

Acting director: Doug Buffington

 

Is sports betting permitted online?

Yes. However, digital sports wagering is currently only available via the BetLucky app offered by Mardi Gras Casino and Wheeling Island.

 

Is there any specific legislation for daily fantasy sports?

No bill, but the AG has ruled that, as a game of skill, fantasy sports are permitted under existing legislation.

 

What legislation, if any, is currently pending?

None