WV sports betting inaugural occasion is upon us.
It is believed by Penn National’s owner that by September 1, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Raceswill open its sportsbook. Appointing West Virginia as the fifth state providing legal sports betting and the fourth commencing after the revoke of PASPA in May.
Legal Sports Report validated that William Hill will be operating the sportsbook at Charles Town. Recent developments also hint to us a mystery partner’s establishment in West Virginia sports betting according to the bookmaker, which have eventually surfaced.
After receiving its permit a just week ago, West Virginia sports betting market secures new management under ownership of Penn National, which will besolely operating in the region.
Also, after gaining approval last week from the state regulators, The Greenbrier and FanDuel Sportsbook added themselves to the list of authenticated partnerships in the state as well. The former is owned by the family of West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, and currently both cannot substantiate a launch date.
The company demands that the Charles sportsbook be located near the property’s sports bar, meanwhile Penn National initiates the mounting of new televisions which allow to produce the sportsbook.
Scott Saunders, general manager at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, was available to comment “Our customers can’t wait to begin wagering on sports”. He further states, “This region is a hotbed of both professional sports and college athletics, and we look forward to becoming a destination for fans in West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Delaware North ensures expansion as an operator for sports betting licenses on Friday, by increasing its list of approvals via West Virginia Lottery authorizing Mardi Gras Casino in Charleston and Wheeling Island Casino in Wheeling.
Naturally, as far as sports betting goes, Wheeling stands in a good position of drawing clientele from both the Pennsylvania and Ohio states, by being located in an arm of West Virginia which ties both. At this stage sports betting is unavaible in their regions however, although they’re about to launch their first sportsbook Pennsylvania will only commence after football season has begun.
Opening dates are currently unavailable for both casinos.
Sugarcoating can only go for a certain extent in ventures. While West Virginia ensured a successful and well-received announcement, for a couple of months Governor Justice and his administration have been going through peaks and valleys battling to incorporate the language aspect strongly into sports leagues- first in state law and then in regulations. Legislators immaturely made decisions in March by approving West Virginia sports betting and it becoming law without Justice’s signature.
The govenor later fought to make adjustments by reopening the law to help the leagues after a summit was assembled which included casino and sportsbook operators, sports leagues and state universities. The Greenbrier being home of 2 training camps. Eventually no solution was met as the legislators stuck to their guns against integrity fees.
As launch plans for sports betting in five Mississipi properties were in order, exactly a day later Penn National revealed such plans, Charles Town announcement came right after in. Opening of 2 of those casinos guaranteed today and another three scheduled in a week.
Although there weren’t indications of any partnership announcements by the gaming stalwarts appertaining to the Mississipi properties, by the looks of things Penn National and William Hill might also bridge the sports betting gap between West Virginia to Mississippi.
Implicitly, this leaves out launch plans for mobile or online betting solutions unverbalized. Simultaneously, West Virginia casinos license entails an approval enabler of up to three skins, a branded online and mobile betting platforms.