West Virginia is getting ready to welcome WynnBET's joint online casino & sportsbook, thanks to a deal with Mardi Gras casino operator Delaware North
There was great news for West Virginian online gambling fans Wednesday (3rd November) with WynnBet announcing plans to expand its online presence to the Mountain State. The expansion comes thanks to an alliance with hospitality company Delaware North – which owns two licensed gambling properties in WV – namely the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino Racetrack and the Mardi Gras Casino & Resort near Charleston.
This would mark WynnBET’s 18th jurisdiction in the US in which it has an online gambling presence (including sports betting). In order to enter the WV market, it needed to partner with a land-based casino/racino in the state, and it is not yet clear which of Delaware North’s brick-and-mortar property that Wynn will opt for.
WynnBET has been relatively slow in advancing across the states – DraftKings set up in West Virginia almost 18 months ago. It has a solid product offering, however, with live dealer games like live roulette, as well as slots and table games. WynnBET also has a generous selection of deposit and withdrawals methods, including PayPal, and a decent welcome bonus of $250 and 250 free spins. And on top of all that, it has the kind of big-brand reputation built up over decades in Las Vegas. It should certainty prove to be a big draw for West Virginian gambling fans.
West Virginia’s House Bill 2934 allowed for 15 online gambling licenses, of which just 6 will have been taken up once the WynnBet deal goes live. This small Appalachian state of less than 2 million people (and no local NFL franchise) continues to show a great appetite for sports betting and casino and should have enough room in the market to accommodate the entry of WynnBet.