Hollywood Casino opened legal sports bet in West Virginia

Sports betting is now available live in West Virginia! Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races took the first bet, a couple days earlier than planned for the launch of WV sports betting.

West Virginia was the very first state to legalize sports betting in 2018, passing its law two months before the US Supreme Court ruling that activated it. The other states where it’s legal: Delaware, New Jersey, Mississippi, Nevada.

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races took the first wager, placed by former Washington Redskins and Notre Dame quarterback Joe Theismann.

Looking ahead, legislators have projected for state revenue of $5.5m annually from sports betting. However, the state lottery sees that figure as conservative and its own study suggests that returns could go as high as $9m to $17m per year.

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