But online casino in the Mountain State still managed to hit another record handle
In the month of November (2021), West Virginia broke its string of record monthly revenue numbers, slipping to $5.9 million revenue the month, against $6.4 million in October.
This isn’t as bad as it might first seem for WV casinos, since October had seen a huge jump over the August ($4..5 million) and September ($4.7 million) figures.
The October numbers rather looked like a positive aberration at the time, and this view can be backed up when looking at November's handle numbers, which saw a slight rise over October, aided by the arrival of Caesars.
In October, WV's online casino handle was at $197 million,, while November saw this rise to $198 million. It looks rather like November's fall over October was the result of gaming losses rather than lack of interest from gamblers.
Greenbier’s two brands (BetMGM and FanDuel) came top for both revenue ($3.2 million) and handle ($105 million).
This pipped the second-placed Hollywood Casino’s DraftKings brand which took in $2 million in revenue and $71 million in handle.
WV online casinos have enjoyed impressive growth in its debut year. Despite the drop in revenue in November, the ever-rising handle means we see this growth continuing in 2022. Live casino still needs to be rolled out in WV, and there are still some available skins. As we see these filling up, West Virginians will have more choice when it comes to online casinos in the state.