WynnBET Sportsbook Gets Market Access to West Virginia

WynnBET Sportsbook Gets Market Access to West Virginia
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WynnBET is set to enter the West Virginia sports betting market.

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What WynnBET Brings to WV

Wynn Resorts announced on Tuesday it has entered into an agreement with Delaware North to enter the state for online sportsbook and casino operations. West Virginia is now the 18th state WynnBET has secured varying degrees of market access.

WynnBET’s partner, Delaware North, is a global hospitality and entertainment company that features a portfolio of regional gaming venues, in addition to owning and operating two casinos in West Virginia – Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack in Wheeling and Mardi Gras Casino and Resort in Nitro, both near Charleston. At both facilities, Delaware North has retail sportsbooks. Delaware North also operates Betly, its own website and mobile sports betting app.

WynnBET Sportsbook is currently live in Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Tennessee and Virginia, in addition to some market access to 18 states total, covering 44% of the U.S. population. WynnBET is also in negotiations to obtain access in seven more states, which would result in WynnBET covering nearly 77% of the U.S. adult population.

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West Virginia Sports Betting

Similar to other states across the country, West Virginia saw a substantial increase in sports betting activity in September. Boosted by the return of the NFL regular season and college football, the state took in $60.1 million in bets, a 168.8% increase from August’s $22.4 million.

September was also a West Virginia record for sports betting revenue, with the state taking in $7.1 million, up 2448.2% from August’s $2 million. The previous record was set in December 2020 when the state reported $6.5 million in revenue.

The iGaming handle in West Virginia also increased in September, with the state reporting $232.1 million, up 63.6% from August’s $141.9 million.

iGaming revenue for the month was $6.2 million, an increase of 38% from August’s $4.5 million.