West Virginia’s licensed casino operators booked $149.8m in combined sports betting and iGaming wagers in January.

Total wagers for the four-week period ended 30 January were down 16 per cent compared to the previous month’s record of $179.2m but higher than a year ago, with the state’s five sportsbooks collecting wagers of $50.7m and the state’s two iGaming operators collecting wagers of $99.1m.


Retail Sports Online Sports iGaming TOTAL
Charles Town 11,811,980 13,355,128 65,226,101 90,393,209
The Greenbrier 559,725 18,118,600 33,879,991 52,558,316
Mountaineer 3,331,911 1,117,896 4,449,806
Mardi Gras 1,416,540 263,808 1,680,348
Wheeling 656,997 66,899 723,896
TOTAL 17,777,153 32,923,330 99,106,091 149,806,574

Total sports wagers rose 43 per cent year-on-year in January, with retail sports betting contributing $17.8m in wagers and online sports betting accounting for $32.9m.

Penn National Gaming’s Hollywood Casino at Charles Town maintained its market leadership position as sports wagers increased 12 per cent versus a year ago to $25.2m, comprised of $13.4m from DraftKings’ mobile sports betting app and $11.8m from retail.

The biggest growth in January came from The Greenbrier as sports wagers climbed 91 per cent to $18.7m, most of which was derived from mobile sports betting via FanDuel and BetMGM, with retail contributing just $559,725 in wagers.

The Mountaineer was the next biggest operator as sports wagers rose 49 per cent to $4.4m, comprised of retail wagers of $3.3m and online sports wagers of $1.1m from William Hill’s mobile app.

The Mardi Gras Casino generated wagers of $1.7m during the month, $1.4m from retail and $263,808 from the Bet Lucky mobile app, while the sportsbook at Wheeling Island Casino booked $723,896 in wagers, of which $66,899 was generated online by the Betly mobile app.

Neither Mardi Gras nor Wheeling had sports betting operations in the comparable period last year.

Overall, a total of $46.6m was paid out in sports winnings in January, alongside $141,683 in voided bets, leaving the five sportsbook operators with total taxable receipts of just under $4.0m.

Meanwhile, the state’s recently regulated iGaming market generated total wagers of $99.1m during the four-week period.

Hollywood Casino and partner DraftKings generated two-thirds of the total with iGaming wagers of $65.2m during the period, with The Greenbrier contributing $33.9m through the BetMGM online casino.

A total of $96.6m was paid out in iGaming winnings during the month, resulting in revenue of $2.8m for the two licensed operators, split equally between Hollywood Casino and The Greenbrier.

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