West Virginia Sees Huge Increase in September Betting Handle

West Virginia Sees Huge Increase in September Betting Handle
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It appears the doldrums of summer ended for West Virginia sports betting.

The state had a sports betting handle of $60,072,261 for September. And that was up from August. Way up.

In fact, it was up 168.8% from the $22,350,089 the previous month.

The mobile sports betting handle was significantly higher as well, coming in at $45,784,415, up 175.6% from August ($16,610,565).

But that’s just the start. West Virginia set a new state record with September’s sports betting revenue, $7,141,066. That was up 258.2% from the $1,993,383 in August. It’s also a good bit higher than the previous of $6,466,132, set in December 2020.

WV Sports Betting Handle & Revenue, September vs. August

Total handleMobile handleRevenue
September$60.072M$45.784M$7.141M
August$22.350M$16.611M$1.993M
Change Up 168.8% % Up 175.6% Up 258.2%

Note: West Virginia reports numbers weekly rather than by calendar month. September represents Aug. 29-Oct. 2; August represents Aug. 1-28.

iGaming Numbers Also Up

September’s iGaming handle also took a nice jump in West Virginia, coming in at $232,145,577, up 63.6% from the August total of $141,871,113.

iGaming revenue in September was $6,170,537, up 38% from August ($4,471,480).

Football Sparks Boost

Like most states, West Virginia saw an increase that coincided with football season. NFL betting has been a big boost to most markets.

West Virginia allows college football betting on in-state teams. The WVU Mountaineers are 2-3 with a good win and a couple of close losses on their resume.

The state is also one of the few where basketball might be as big as football. The Mountaineers have a long history of hoops success and could be a hot item when it comes to college basketball betting.

So this increase in betting numbers should continue for the next few months.

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