DraftKings to Launch Sports Betting In West Virginia

It’s official! Draftkings has partnered with Penn National Gaming, Inc, a publicly listed company on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Penn is the operator of the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

What does this mean for West Virginia Residents?

draftkings sportsbookIf you are physically located in West Virginia, this means, you’ll be able to place online bets legally on DraftKings Sportsbook app once regulatory approval is obtained. If the process taken in New Jersey is any indication of future events, there may very well be a physical DraftKings Sportsbook offering in the casino in the near future.

What does this mean for Everyone Else?

It doesn’t mean much in terms of you being able to bet online in the short-term, but it does mean that the state by state partnerships and legislation continues to move along. The trend is promising for legal sports betting online to spread at a rapid rate through the other US states. Up next on the docket? Industry insiders lean towards Pennsylvania and New York as being two of the more significant states coming online in 2019.

What does this mean for FanDuel Sportsbook?

It likely means that FanDuel Sportsbook has been working on a partnership and will likely be making an announcement in the near future. DraftKings & FanDuel are the top two online sports betting operators in New Jersey and it’s likely that trend continues on a state by state basis. You can see the full breakdown of NJ Sports Betting Revenue on Lineups.com.

Are there any promotions for West Virginia sports bettors?

You can bet on it. DraftKings Sportsbook is likely to offer an extra something for those in West Virginia to encourage new action. However, in the meantime, DK offers a $500 Match bet on your first bet and no DraftKings Sportsbook promo code is needed. Simply click through our links and you will receive the highest new user bonus available anywhere.

Sam Shefrin is the founder of Lineups.com, Inc. Before Lineups, he started Daily Fantasy Cafe, Inc. in 2014. Armed with a passion for sports and every Atlanta team, his journey continues with the goal of making Lineups a premier sports analytics destination. He has been quoted on Forbes.com for industry insight and his websites featured on NBATV, Yahoo! Sports, Fantasy Pros, Bleacher Report and SB Nation.

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