West Virginia Sports Betting Revenue Has Strong September

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By Jake Perper

October 14th, 2019 - 4:15pm

The West Virginia sports betting market had a pretty strong September period.

Overall, the sports betting revenue in the four-week window saw each week have gross tickets written over the $6 million including $6.51 million for the week ending on Sept. 28, according to the West Virginia Sports Lottery official website.

The total tickets cashed for that week came in at $5.62 million, total taxable receipts at $810,050.70. Exactly $309,986.44 came from mobile taxable receipts which was a record-high.

The totable taxable receipts saw a September best for the week ending on Sept. 7 with $1.66 million including $275,452.73 in mobile taxable receipts, but the Sept. 28 week came in and topped the record. The online sports betting option became live as of August.

West Virginia releases its reports broken down by weekly figures rather than monthly as most states do.

Hollywood Casino Tops West Virginia Betting

The Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races continues to be the leader of the three casinos intact in West Virginia.

For the four-week period ending Sept. 28, the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races took in $604,632 in total taxable receipts on $4.579 million in gross tickets written.

Also, the Sept. 28 period saw a record $210,474.25 in mobile taxable receipts. The Sept. 7 period was tops for the casino in total taxable receipts at approximately $1.24 million.

The Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is one of two sports betting platforms in West Virginia that offer online/mobile sports betting.

They use the DrafKings Sportsbook while The Greenbriar Casino is partnered with FanDuel Sportsbook.

Up next is the Greenbriar which had $1.05 million in gross tickets written for the Sept. 28 period and $108,561 in total taxable receipts ($99,512 in mobile taxable receipts). The Sept. 7 period had tops in $178,214 in total taxable receipts ($104,685 in mobile taxable receipts).

Coming in next was the Mountaineer Casino which is now in the third for each reporting period without a mobile option.

It had $880,504 in gross tickets written and $97,135 in total taxable receipts. That Sept. 7 period was tops with $247,279 in total taxable receipts.

Recent Timeline for WV Sports Wagering

After West Virginia legalized sports betting last year, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down PASPA, the Mountain State had five casinos that had sportsbooks. The Hollywood Casino, Mountaineer Casino and The Greenbriar were joined by Mardi Gras Casino and Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack.

The Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island sportsbooks partnered with the BetLucky Sportsbook to provide an online betting options via mobile devices and desktop computer.

But BetLucky was no longer an option after March because of a contract dispute between technology company Miomni Gaming and its opposing contractor Enterg Software Solutions. West Virginia remained without a mobile betting platform for months afterward.

Mardi Gras reported $706.75 in September with just $84 coming in the Sept. 28 period and Wheeling Island reported just $195.25 in total taxable receipts in September, coming in the Sept. 28 period.

The sportsbooks did not take in any sports betting wagers, though they continued to pay out winnings for bets placed before the shutdown.

With mobile sports betting an option at the two casinos in the state, more will follow as long as they find online options. West Virginia is in a good spot.

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Jake Perper

Jake Perper covers gambling news for TopUSBets.com. He has been a sports writer for a decade, covering every level of sports.

He’s currently the lead scout for Prep Hoops Florida based out of Tampa, Florida and has covered the Chicago Bears for the... Read More

Jake Perper covers gambling news for TopUSBets.com. He has been a sports writer for a decade, covering every level of sports.

He’s currently the lead scout for Prep Hoops Florida...

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