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By bparlay | Published On: Sep 6 2021

FanDuel Sportsbook to Enter West Virginia Market

FanDuel West Virginia

FanDuel Sportsbook has been operating in West Virginia since August 26, 2019. The site helped save mobile sports wagering in the Mountaineer State after BetLucky nearly destroyed the market. FanDuel Sportsbook has become one of the most popular sports betting apps in the state.

On Wednesday, FanDuel expanded its presence through its online casino. The online casino is expected to be very popular, joining DraftKings, BetMGM, and BetRivers.

The Partnership

FanDuel gained sports betting access to the state through The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs. The company partnered with the casino once again to gain market access for the online casino. The app, which is separate from the sportsbook, is accessible on iOS and Android devices. Gamblers can also play on their computer, which is a common occurrence for online casino betting.

FanDuel is beginning to take over the areas near the Mountaineer State. FanDuel Sportsbook and online casino apps are available in New Jersey, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

The Games on FanDuel Casino

FanDuel Sportsbook provides an elite sports betting experience, so people in and visiting West Virginia will have high expectations for the casino. The main games on FanDuel online casino are slots, blackjack, and roulette.

Even though the app is a standalone program from the sportsbook, players who have used FanDuel can quickly sign up with their sportsbook or DFS credentials. They will still receive the welcome bonuses on the casino even if they are a frequent sportsbook user.

The FanDuel Casino GM Niall Connell released a statement on Wednesday when the platform launched in West Virginia. He said, “We’re excited to bring FanDuel Casino to West Virginia as our fourth online casino state. Given our existing footprint with FanDuel Sportsbook, expanding our online casino offering to the Mountain State allows our customers to have a more robust online gaming experience.”

FanDuel is attempting to get players to join the book through an exciting welcome bonus. All new players can gamble risk-free for their first day up to $200. The bonus goes into effect when a player makes their first wager with real money.

All losses up to $200 in the first 24 hours of gaming will be refunded on the sportsbook. This risk-free bonus is identical to the one on the sportsbook in the sense that losses will be reimbursed with betting credits. Learn other interesting facts with the betting guide for West Virginia.

Perfect Time to Enter the Market for FanDuel

There could not be a better time for FanDuel to enter the West Virginia online casino market. The online casino market began in July of 2020 when DraftKings launched through a deal with the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town.

BetMGM followed in August as The Greenbrier’s first online casino partner. Since BetRivers launched on April 12, online casino gaming in the state has doubled. The iGaming handle in March was $152.5 million, which was up 30.4% from February.

This growth drastically benefited the revenue. West Virginia’s iGaming revenue was $5 million in March compared to $3.5 million in February. With FanDuel’s entry, the market is expected to continue trending upward.

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