Being so close to Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the East Coast betting boom, it was no surprise that West Virginia allowed legal sports betting relatively quickly after the repeal of PASPA in 2018.
However, the legislation has been somewhat stop-start with a lot of issues regarding licensing and an embarrassing u-turn on betting on political markets hampering progress in the Mountain State. However, as of 2020 there is now remote registration for both online sports and casino players and residents of West Virginia no longer have to drive miles in order to make their bets.
Dec- 2020 -16 DecemberAnalysis
FanDuel and Rush Street prepare West Virginia moves
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U.S. potential explains Flutter’s speedy FanDuel move
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Colorado breaking records – again
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Nov- 2020 -27 NovemberAnalysis
October breaks sports betting records in U.S.
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IGT and Golden Nugget announce state launches
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Could Nevada be about to allow mobile registration?
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October rise for Rhode Island sports-betting
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Oct- 2020 -30 OctoberAnalysis
BetMGM announces Tennessee go live on Sunday
Sports betting is coming to Tennessee on November 1 come what may after BetMGM announced it would be launching operations…Read More »
Sep- 2020 -30 SeptemberAnalysis
ANALYSIS: Why online casino makes a difference to a state’s Wedge Index score
The Wedge Index ratings show that states adding online casino to their suite of regulated products brings more than just…Read More »
ANALYSIS: The importance of remote registration to the Wedge Index
Remote registration is one of the key factors when a state legislates for online and mobile betting hence its importance…Read More »