West Virginia November Sports Betting Shows Increase of 8.7%
West Virginia’s sports wagering activity showed improvement in November after dropping in October from September’s record. Internet gaming also increased during November.
Sports betting handle was $48,532,442 in November, an increase of 8.7% from the previous month when the handle was $44.6 million. It was a jump of 47.2% in a year-to-year comparison with November 2019 when the handle was nearly $33 million. The record for the state is $77 million in September.
Mobile sports betting at top West Virginia sportsbooks made up the majority of the sports handle in November. The mobile handle was $28.4 million, or about 58.5% of the total handle. The mobile handle for November also represented increases in previous-month and year-over-year comparisons.
The November 2020 figure was up 6.6% from October 2020 ($26.6 million) and up 74.8% from November 2019 ($16.3 million).
Regarding sports betting revenue, the November revenue was $4.4 million. That was an increase of 17.8% from October ($3.7 million) and up 92.5% from November 2019 ($2.3 million).
West Virginia computes its sports betting figures weekly rather than monthly. November’s figures represent the period from Nov. 1-28. October figures represented Oct. 4-31.
WV Sports Betting Handle & Revenue, November vs. October
|Total handle||Mobile handle||Revenue|
|Change||Up 8.7%||Up 6.6%||Up 17.8%|
IGaming Sees Increase in November
For iGaming, the November handle was $72.6 million resulting in revenue of $2.1 million. Both figures were substantial increases from October. The November handle was up 36.6% from October ($53.1 million) and the November revenue was an increase of 30.3% from October ($1.6 million).
West Virginia is one of four states that offers a full suite of iGaming, meaning both house-banked online casino games and peer-to-peer poker. The others are Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Nevada offers online poker. Michigan is set to enter both online markets — casino games and poker — soon.
West Virginia launched iGaming this summer. DraftKings Casino, paired with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town, went live in mid July. Since then, BetMGM and NetEnt have entered the market, partnering with The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs.
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