Sportsbook News: WV Bookies Bet on March Madness

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Created on Thursday, 04 April 2019
West Virginia sports betting industry enjoyed a good week because of March Madness. The start of the NCAA basketball tournament helped WV bookies to achieve impressive numbers for revenue and total handles during the week ending March 23.   The bad news is that three sportsbooks in the state are still not open for business. However, they are paying out bets, which result in them losing money. In fact, Delaware operates the Mardi Gras Casino, Wheeling Island, and BetLucky mobile sports betting app. It recently ended its contract with Miomni Gaming.     Even without online pay per head sportsbook, the state’s sports betting market had a strong showing. Gambling news showed overall handle reached $4 million for the first time within a month. Also, it is the highest level achieved in six weeks.   WV Bookies Revenue  Revenue from sports betting increased to $700,000. In fact, it is the first time it reached that amount in three weeks. WV sports betting revenue is $773,000, which is the second highest amount earned by the sportsbooks for a week. The total revenue could be more if the three North Delaware sportsbooks were open.   Among the WV bookies, Hollywood casino remained the handle leader. It took more than $3 million bets for the week. In fact, it had more handles this week than the total number of handles for the entire market the previous week.   Greenbrier also enjoyed a good week in terms of the handle. In addition, it is just the sixth time it took more than $200,000 in bets for a week. Sportsbook pay per head experts point to the temporary closure of the North Delaware sportsbooks and March Madness for the spike in sports betting activities.  Since residents can’t place their bets online, bettors went to retail sportsbooks to gamble. According to pay per head reviews, there are no online sportsbooks operating in WV now. Residents are still waiting for casinos to apply for a mobile license to operate in the state.West Virginia sports betting industry enjoyed a good week because of March Madness. The start of the NCAA basketball tournament helped WV bookies to achieve impressive numbers for revenue and total handles during the week ending March 23. 
 
The bad news is that three sportsbooks in the state are still not open for business. However, they are paying out bets, which result in them losing money. In fact, North Delaware operates the Mardi Gras Casino, Wheeling Island, and BetLucky mobile sports betting app. It recently ended its contract with Miomni Gaming.   
 
Even without online pay per head sportsbook, the state’s sports betting market had a strong showing. Gambling news showed overall handle reached $4 million for the first time within a month. Also, it is the highest level achieved in six weeks. 
 

WV Bookies Revenue

 
Revenue from sports betting increased to $700,000. In fact, it is the first time it reached that amount in three weeks. WV sports betting revenue is $773,000, which is the second highest amount earned by the sportsbooks for a week. The total revenue could be more if the three North Delaware sportsbooks were open. 
 
Among the WV bookies, Hollywood casino remained the handle leader. It took more than $3 million bets for the week. In fact, it had more handles this week than the total number of handles for the entire market the previous week. 
 
Greenbrier also enjoyed a good week in terms of the handle. In addition, it is just the sixth time it took more than $200,000 in bets for a week. Sportsbook pay per head experts point to the temporary closure of the North Delaware sportsbooks and March Madness for the spike in sports betting activities.
 
Since residents can’t place their bets online, bettors went to retail sportsbooks to gamble. According to pay per head reviews, there are no online sportsbooks operating in WV now. Residents are still waiting for casinos to apply for a mobile license to operate in the state.
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