Fanatics Sportsbook has officially launched in the state of West Virginia! The new online betting app is now available in its fifth state, and will begin the overall migration from PointsBet Sportsbook to Fanatics Sportsbook. In addition to the mobile sportsbook, the operator has rolled out its iGaming app with the introduction of Fanatics Casino Online in the area.
Fanatics Sportsbook Expands To West Virginia
The Fanatics Online Sportsbook app is now fully available to West Virginia sports bettors. With this launch, the platform has officially started the move from PointsBet Sportsbook to Fanatics Sportsook. This process began in August of 2023, when PoinstBet’s U.S. business was acquired by Fanatics Betting and Gaming.
Former PointsBet Sportsbook users in the Mountain State will just need to download the Fanatics Sportsbook app, which is available for Android and iOS devices. Login credentials will stay the same during this migration, which will make it much simpler for former PointsBet users. The balance and open wagers from PointsBet Sportsbook will be visible after signing in. West Virginia is now the fifth state that Fanatics Sportsbook has launched in, alongside Tennessee, Ohio, Massachusetts, and Maryland.
West Virginia sports betting originally launched with retail wagering on August 30, 2018 and online betting on August 26, 2019. The state is now home to nine different sports betting operators, meaning Fanatics will compete with top betting apps like FanDuel, Caesars, BetMGM, and DraftKings, plus the newly rebranded ESPN Bet.
While some of the top names in sports wagering are available in West Virginia, Fanatics Sportsbook Online stands out for its unique FanCash promotion. Unlike other loyalty programs, FanCash gives between 1-5% back on bets that can be either converted into bonus bets to use on wagers with the betting site or used for Fanatics merchandise on the retailer’s website.
Fanatics Online Casino Launches In First State
Alongside the sports betting site from Fanatics Betting and Gaming, Fanatics Casino Online has made its official debut with West Virginia as its first state. Fanatics Casino can now be accessed directly through the Fanatics Sportsbook betting app. Currently, Fanatics Casino features standard casino games like roulette, blackjack, and online slot machines. Additionally, the iGaming app offers the exclusive Fanatics Blackjack game.
The introduction of Fanatics Casino adds another online casino site to the growing West Virginia online casino industry. As is the case with sports betting, iGaming in West Virginia is very popular and has some of the top names in online casino operators in the industry like Golden Nugget Casino and Caesars Palace Casino.
West Virginia is currently one of five states in the U.S. that offer online casino gaming. New Jersey, Connecticut, Michigan, and Pennsylvania all currently have access to iGaming sites. In the Canadian market, Ontario also launched online casinos in April of 2022.
Considering the success of the online gaming industry, with both mobile sportsbooks and online casinos, it won’t be surprising if more states look to launch online casinos in the future. Illinois, Virginia, and New York are just some of the areas that could roll out iGaming, which could mean further expansion opportunities for Fanatics Casino.