West Virginia Sees Increase in June Sports Betting, iGaming

West Virginia Sees Increase in June Sports Betting, iGaming
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West Virginia sports betting for June ended the state’s fiscal year on a high note, according to figures posted by the West Virginia Lottery Commission.

The June sports betting total handle came in at $29.92 million, up a solid 17.4% from the $25.48 million in May. The fiscal year total came in at $518 million.

West Virginia reports sports betting figures weekly rather than by calendar month. June represents May 30-June 30 (the end of the fiscal year), while May figures were from May 2-29.

June’s mobile sports betting handle at West Virginia sportsbooks was $20.56 million, up 11.9% from May’s $18.4 million. Mobile’s fiscal year total was $356.2 million.

Online sports betting was 68.7% of the total West Virginia sports handle in June, down from 72% in May.

Sports betting revenue in West Virginia continued to grow for the third straight month, coming in at $3.46 million, up 28.9% from May’s $2.7 million. April was $1.95 million. The fiscal year total was $41 million. June’s state share of taxes was a mild increase as well at $294,629, from May’s $228,485.

Most states didn’t see the June increase that West Virginia did, including neighboring Pennsylvania. PA sports betting posted a June total handle of $420.19 million, a 6.1% decline from May’s $447.46 million. Gross sports wagering revenue in June was $34.2 million, an increase of 23.4% from May’s $27.74 million.

WV Sports Betting Handle & Revenue, June vs. May

Total handleMobile handleRevenue
June$29.924M$20.562M$3.466M
May$25.485M$18.382M$2.688M
Change Up 17.4% Up 11.9% Up 28.9%

Note: West Virginia reports numbers weekly rather than by calendar month. June represents May 30-June 30 (the end of the fiscal year); May represents May 2-29.

WV iGaming Numbers Also See Increase

WV online casinos saw double-digit percentage increases in June. The handle of $175.21 million was a 26.8% increase from May’s $138.2 million. Revenue came in with a slight increase to $4.73 million, up 10% from May’s $4.3 million.

In early May, FanDuel online casino was the fourth to join the West Virginia iGaming market.

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