BetMGM launches online casino platform in West Virginia

BetMGM has launched its online casino platform in the state of West Virginia.

BetMGM, the sports betting brand operated by the joint venture between GVC Holdings and MGM Resorts, has launched its online casino product in the state of West Virginia.

This marks the second online casino platform to enter the Mountain State after DraftKings launched its online casino platform in July.

BetMGM’s online casino

BetMGM will launch its casino product under a licensing agreement with the Greenbrier Resort. West Virginians can access BetMGM’s casino under a dedicated tab within the BetMGM sports betting.

Initially, casino customers will have access to 30 games which includes a selection of slot games and a variety of table games. BetMGM’s online casino can be accessed on both Android and iOS devices as well as desktop browsers.

Adam Greenblatt, CEO of BetMGM, said: “The addition of the leading iGaming offering in West Virginia is a powerful differentiator for BetMGM. With the largest slate of casino games in the state, we’re confident that our superior offering will quickly become the online gaming destination of choice for players.”

BetMGM’s online casino platform is also available in the state of New Jersey. The operator plans to launch its casino product in Pennsylvania and Michigan in the coming months once it receives the necessary approvals.

Online casino gambling in West Virginia

In March 2019, the state legislature approved the WV Lottery Interactive Wagering Act legalising online casino and online poker sites.

Under the regulatory framework, each of the state’s land-based casinos acts as a primary licensee for online casino gambling. Like the state’s sports betting laws, this means that each land-based casino can only offer one online casino brand.

West Virginia’s online casino market went live in mid-July with the launch of the DraftKings online casino platform via a partnership with Penn National Gaming’s Hollywood Casino.

According to figures from the West Virginia Lottery Commission, West Virginians staked $37.2m on DraftKings’ online casino platform in its first four weeks of operation. In terms of revenue, online casino gambling in the state of West Virginia generated $824,63 in those first four weeks.

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