West Virginia’s sports betting market appears to be on the road to recovery.
According to figures from the West Virginia Lottery, West Virginia’s sportsbooks generated a combined $3.8m in sports betting revenue in September.
In terms of sports betting handle, sportsbooks in West Virginia processed $25.6m in sports wagers.
Looking closer at the figures
Looking closer at the figures, Penn National Gaming’s Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races was the market leader in September. The DraftKings branded sportsbook at the venue processed $17.9m in wagers and generated $2.6m in revenue.
The William Hill sportsbook at Mountaineer Casino came in second place after bettors wagered $4.3m on sporting events and the sportsbook held onto $575,912 in revenue.
The private Greenbrier resort took $4.3m in sports wagers and held onto $531,337.
Sports betting operations at Mardi Gras Casino and Wheeling Island remain inactive following the legal dispute between Delaware North and Miomni. However, both venues made small losses due to bets that were placed before betting operations were put on hold.
Mardi Gras made a loss of $706.75 after paying out $622.75 on winning bets, while Wheeling Island made a loss of $195.25 for the month.
Sports betting in West Virginia
West Virginia was one the first states to move forward with sports betting following the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in 2018.
At the moment, three land-based sportsbooks currently serve the state along with two online and mobile sportsbooks.
Mobile sports betting returned to West Virginia in August, with the launch of FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKings Sportsbook.
September marked the first full month of online sports betting in West Virginia since BetLucky.com shut down as a result of the Delaware North and Miomni legal dispute earlier this year.
West Virginia’s sports betting market is likely to see an increase in activity as more online sportsbooks enter the state.
For an in-depth look at each state’s sports betting statistics check out our stats page.