FanDuel West Virginia Mobile Sports Betting App Activated
West Virginians finally have a mobile betting option in the Mountain State after The Greenbrier Resort and FanDuel announced on Monday the launch of a first-generation sportsbook app using FanDuel’s proprietary technology.
“We are incredibly excited that this new app is available for download, and the timing couldn’t be better with football season and A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier right around the corner,” Greenbrier president Dr. Jill Justice said in her company’s press release. “We hope sports fans across the state will try out the app and then some visit the amazing FanDuel Sportsbook retail location here at America’s Resort.”
Kevin Hennessy, Director of Publicity for FanDuel Group, told gambling.com in an email: “We have a great partnership with The Greenbrier that made today happen. We know West Virginia has been waiting for online and mobile sports betting for a long time and we can’t wait to get started.”
Welcome to the future, West Virginia!— FanDuel (@FanDuel) August 26, 2019
Today, @FDSportsbook officially launched in WV, bringing state-wide mobile sports wagering to residents of the Mountain State 🏔
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FanDuel DFS, Sportsbook Together in One Place
FanDuel’s online sportsbook is connected to FanDuel’s existing fantasy sports app, which means customers can sign into one app in West Virginia for both fantasy sports and sports betting. There is a wide array of payment and withdrawal options as well as 24/7 customer service and support, according to a FanDuel press release.
The FanDuel sportsbook app in West Virginia looks like the company’s apps in New Jersey and Pennsylvania is available for download via iOS and Android. Wagers can be made via the app anywhere within the state’s borders, and current offerings include football, basketball, baseball, golf, soccer, tennis and more.
Other Apps Could be Launched Soon
Last week, state lottery director John Myers indicated that the state expected to see the launch of some mobile betting options in West Virginia before the end of the month.
The launch of the FanDuel sportsbook was first to market on Monday, leaving the next likely candidate to be Hollywood Casino’s DraftKings sportsbook app. Other possibilities include Mountaineer Casino Racetrack’s William Hill sportsbook app as well as whatever Delaware North comes up with after the failure of its BetLucky app earlier this year left the state with legal online sports betting but nowhere to actually do it, at least not on their phones.
FanDuel Continues Growth as Industry Leader
Already one of the nation’s premier daily fantasy sports sites, FanDuel is fast becoming an industry leader in the world of online sports betting as the race to carve out shares in the U.S. sports betting market unfolds before our very eyes.
Moreover, the company operates in at least some capacity across 45 states, which gives the FanDuel Group ample opportunity to continue pushing forward in the sports betting market as more and more states move toward legalizing sports gambling.
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