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West Virginia Sports Betting Handle Approaches $1 Billion

By Daniel Borjas | April 16, 2019

West Virginia sportsbooks had a handle of $3.4 million in last week of March. A $1 million decrease compared to previous weeks. Locals want to have more accessible mobile sports betting. CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The total amount of sports betting handle generated in West Virginia since sportsbooks opened up is approaching $1 billion. Last Week … Read more

Mobile Sports Betting

West Virginia To Offer Mobile Sports Wagering

By Michael Molter | April 1, 2019

Bill H 2934, a mobile sport betting bill, was passed into law. Governor Jim Justice let the bill pass into law automatically by letting it sit for 15 days without signing it or vetoing it. The bill will allow for each of the state’s five casinos to apply for one of five mobile sports wagering … Read more


NFL Proposes Rules For West Virginia Sports Betting Legislators

By Daniel Borjas | March 7, 2019

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – A tear of sports gambling legalization efforts has ripped through the country in recent months. Along with the emergence of new legalized states comes the conflict between the professional sports leagues and the states themselves. Sports gambling has the potential to generate millions of dollars in revenue for the state it’s … Read more


West Virginia Sports Betting Update

By Sierra Kennedy | June 4, 2018

In March 2018, West Virginia became one of a handful of states that passed preemptive legislation that would legalize sports betting in the state. This piece of legislature, titled HB 415, became law on March 9th, officially becoming the West Virginia Sports Lottery Wagering Act. This law, like the handful of others passed by states … Read more


Potential Hurdles For Sports Betting In West Virginia

By Dillon Appleman | May 29, 2018

Even though the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) has been overturned by the Supreme Court – and even though WV has its own sports betting laws already in place (HB 415) – there are still several potential hurdles for sports betting in West Virginia. With the WV Lottery running the show, Director Alan … Read more


West Virginia Governor Jim Justice On Sports Betting In The State

By Sierra Kennedy | May 29, 2018

Now that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA, 1992) has been overturned, West Virginia’s HB 415 – enacted without the governor’s signature on March 3, 2018 – has given the West Virginia Lottery the sole authority to oversee the implementation of the state’s sports betting industry. West Virginia governor Jim Justice had withheld comments on sports … Read more

Supreme Court PASPA Decision Legalizes Sports Betting In West Virginia

By Sierra Kennedy | May 29, 2018

May 14, 2018, was a watershed moment in the annals of both American economics and constitutional law. On this date, the Supreme Court PASPA decision legalized sports betting in West Virginia (and the rest of the country, conditionally dependent on states passing their own sports wagering laws). Voting 6-3 in favor of eliminating the Professional and … Read more