Sports Betting Q&A
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Is sports betting legal in West Virginia?

Yes. West Virginia passed a law to legalize and regulate sports betting in 2018 prior to the repeal of PASPA. Once that happened at a federal level, sports betting was immediately legal in the state with the Lottery Commission overseeing regulations and licensing in regards to in-person and online betting.

More specifically, each of the five casinos in the state were allowed to hold licenses and operate three individually-branded online sites. With the maximum number of online sportsbooks set at 15, the number will continue to grow until that number is reached. Betly and BetMGM were the most recent sportsbooks to join the state, securing partnerships in early 2020.

Daily Fantasy Sports and horse racing betting are also allowed in the state. Fantasy sports were deemed a game of skill and in turn, is considered legal by West Virginia, though there is no formal legislation for them.

Retail Sportsbooks

The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs

FanDuel Sportsbook is located inside The Casino Club, America's only private casino. The sportsbook lounge has 21 TVs and four betting terminals in addition to live entertainment, international cuisine and world-class gaming experiences.

Sunday - Thursday: 1 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Friday: 1 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 4 a.m.

The Greenbrier is partnered with FanDuel and BetMGM where online and mobile betting can be done.

Hollywood Casino, Charles Town

The Sportsbook features lounge seating with individual viewing stations, 24 odds monitors and 50 feet of wall space for 80" TVs. It's found next to Skybox Sports Bar where food and drinks are available.

Monday - Sunday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Hollywood Casino is partnered with DraftKings to offer online sports betting.

Mardi Gras Casino, Cross Lanes

Sports betting returned to Mardi Gras Casino early 2020 through a new partnership with International Game Technology and betly. The Betly Sportsbook has teller windows that are open almost 24/7 along with betting kiosks.

Teller Windows
Monday - Sunday: 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 a.m.

Betting Kiosks
Monday - Sunday: 8:45 a.m. - 5:45 a.m.

Delaware North, owners of the track, have a partnership with betly, who is expected to release online sports betting capabilities in 2020.

Mountaineer Casino, New Cumberland

William Hill's Sports Book includes comfortable seating surrounded by a huge video wall, while bets can be made at the numerous terminals and kiosks.

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Mountaineer Casino is partnered with William Hill to offer online sports betting.

Wheeling Island Casino, Wheeling

Similar to Mardi Gras Casino, sports betting returned to Wheeling Island early 2020 via a new partnership. Also a Betly Sportsbook, it features a multi-screen video wall, casual loungers, high-top tables and an in-venue bar.

Teller Windows
Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Betting Kiosks
Monday - Sunday: 8:45 a.m. - 5:45 a.m.

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Can you bet on sports with Venmo?
No, not legally. Most legal sportsbooks around the country won't allow you to make bets with Venmo.
Which states in US have legal sports betting?
As of 2020, there are 21 states (and Washington D.C.) that have legalized sports betting.
Can you bet on sports online?
Yes. But while betting on sports is legal in almost half the states in the country, not all of them allow online wagering.
When was sports betting legalized?
Sports betting was allowed to be legalized at a state level in 2018 after PASPA was struck down.
When will sports betting be legal in Indiana?
Sports betting in Indiana was legalized September 2019 and online gambling launched a few months later.
Is sports betting legal in Indiana?
Yes. Indiana passed a bill to allow sports betting in 2019 and wagering started in October with online betting opening a couple months later.
When will sports betting be legal in Michigan?
Michigan passed legislation to allow sports betting in December 2019 and the first physical sportsbooks opened March 2020.
Is sports betting legal in Michigan?
Yes. Michigan passed legislation to allow sports betting in December 2019 and the first physical sportsbooks opened in March 2020.
Is sports betting legal in Virginia?
Yes. Sports betting is legal in Virginia and residents began betting via FanDuel in January 2021.
When will sports betting be legal in Virginia?
Sports betting is legal in Virginia and residents began betting via FanDuel in January 2021.
When will sports betting be legal in South Dakota?
Sports betting is not legal in South Dakota, but residents passed a ballot initiative in the November 2020 election, which means it's on its way.
Is sports betting legal in South Dakota?
No. Sports betting is not legal in South Dakota, but residents passed a bill initiative in the 2020 election.
Is sports betting legal in North Carolina?
Yes. Sports betting is legal in North Carolina, but it's only available at two casinos, which weren't open as of early 2021.
When will sports betting be legal in North Carolina?
Sports betting is legal in North Carolina, but it's only available at two casinos, which weren't open as of early 2021.
When will sports betting be legal in Tennessee?
Yes. Tennessee sports betting was legalized in 2019 and launched in 2020.
Is sports betting legal in Tennessee?
Yes. Tennessee sports betting was legalized in 2019 and launched in 2020.
Is sports betting legal in Maryland?
No. Sports betting is not legal in Maryland, but residents voted Yes to legalize sports gambling in the November 2020 election.
When will sports betting be legal in Maryland?
No. Sports betting is not legal in Maryland, but residents voted Yes to legalize sports gambling in the November 2020 election.
Is sports betting legal in Louisiana?
No. Sports betting is illegal in Louisiana despite numerous attempts throughout the last couple years.
When will sports betting be legal in Louisiana?
Sports betting is illegal in Louisiana despite numerous attempts to legalize it the last couple years.
When will sports betting be legal in Iowa?
Iowa legalized sports betting in May 2019, becoming the 11th state to do so.
Is sports betting legal in Iowa?
Yes. Iowa legalized sports betting in 2019, becoming the 11th state to pass a bill.
When will sports betting be legal in Illinois?
Illinois passed sports betting legislature June 2019 and launched at physical sportsbooks March 2020, becoming the 15th state to offer wagering.
Is sports betting legal in Illinois?
Yes. Illinois passed sports betting legislature in 2019 and launched at physical sportsbooks in March 2020.
When will sports betting be legal in Colorado?
Colorado legalized in-person and mobile sports betting November 2019 after a bill was signed by the governor and then approved by voters.