West Virginia’s licensed casino operators collected a record $121.1m in combined wagers from sports betting and iGaming during the month of November.

The state’s five sportsbooks saw total sports betting wagers increase by 47 per cent year-on-year to $48.5m for the four-week period ended 28 November.

This comprised $20.1m from retail sports betting and $28.4m from online sports betting, an increase of 20 per cent and 74 per cent respectively compared to the same period last year.


Sports Betting iGaming TOTAL
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town 25,405,027 43,942,612 69,347,639
The Greenbrier 17,885,533 28,621,341 46,506,874
The Mountaineer 3,733,376 n/a 3,733,376
The Mardis Gras Casino 953,661 n/a 953,661
Wheeling Island Casino 554,844 n/a 554,844
TOTAL 48,532,442 72,563,953 121,096,394

Penn National Gaming’s Hollywood Casino at Charles Town maintained its market leadership position as November wagers increased by 28 per cent to $25.4m, including $10.4m from DraftKings’ mobile sports betting app and $15.0m from retail sports betting.

The Greenbrier saw wagers soar 111 per cent to $17.9m, derived from mobile sports betting wagers of $16.9m from FanDuel and BetMGM, with retail contributing $944,472 in wagers.

The Mountaineer was the next biggest operator as wagers rose 3 per cent year-on-year to $3.7m, including retail wagers of $2.9m and online sports betting wagers of $821,116 from William Hill’s mobile app.

The Mardi Gras Casino generated wagers of $953,661, of which $779,379 came from retail and $174,281 from the Bet Lucky mobile app, while the sportsbook at Wheeling Island Casino contributed $554,844 in wagers, comprising $512,629 from retail and $42,216 from the Betly mobile app.

During November, a total of $43.5m was paid out in winnings during the four-week period, alongside $655,283 in voided bets, leaving the five sportsbook operators with total taxable receipts of $4.4m, an increase of 91 per cent versus a year ago.

Meanwhile, the state’s newly regulated iGaming market, with just two operators active during November, generated wagers of $72.6m, an increase of 37 per cent compared to the previous month.

Hollywood Casino and partner DraftKings generated iGaming wagers of $43.9m, with The Greenbrier contributing $28.6m through BetMGM’s online casino.

A total of $71.8m was paid out in iGaming winnings during the month, generating revenue of $2.1m for the two operators, an increase of 31 per cent month-on-month, comprised of $1.1m for Hollywood Casino and $913,964 for The Greenbrier.

The West Virginia market is expected to grow further from December following the entrance of New Jersey’s iGaming leader Golden Nugget through a partnership with The Greenbrier.

Gaming Intelligence

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