West Virginia

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Operator/supplier deals

N/A

 

Online/land-based partnerships

Penn National (Hollywood Casino) – William Hill US

The Greenbrier – FanDuel Sportsbook

 

Licensing deals

N/A

 

Marketing deals

N/A

 

Sports teams/franchises

There are no major league teams in West Virginia.

Operators

The Greenbrier (Justice Family Group)

Hollywood Casino (Penn National)

Mardi Gras (Delaware North)

Wheeling Island (Delaware North)

 

IGT (licensed, no current partner)

State population

1.8 million

 

Revenue

Too early for in-depth data, but $320,000 in sports betting revenue was generated during the first weekend.

 

Online/offline revenue split

0/100

 

Amounts wagered

N/A

 

Total number of betting premises

Four casinos have received a sports betting license

 

Stake tax take

Too early to tell at this juncture.

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 regulated or unregulated? 

Regulated

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.

 

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, sports betting will be permitted online and there are rumors that a number of major operators will partner with casinos to launch. However, online sports betting is not yet live in the state.

 

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