West Virginia welcomes PointsBet to the Sports Betting landscape


The West Virginia sports betting market continues to grow, and this time it is PointsBet that has entered the market. PointsBet is an Australian-based sport betting operator, but it is a company that has made the US industry a priority.

In order to gain access into the state of West Virginia, PointsBet was able to use a partnership with Penn National Gaming that dates all the way back to 2019. This is now the seventh state to feature a PointsBet Sportsbook, but others are on the way soon.

In a statement, PointsBet said, “As always, PointsBet will provide this passionate, sports-loving community with a fast and reliable online sports betting product across every customer touchpoint.”

This company has not been able to emerge as a market leader, but it has challenged some of the biggest names in the industry.

West Virginia saw major jumps in both handle and revenue in June, and the July numbers have not yet been announced. This state was one of the first to offer sports betting, but the growth has been slower than in other markets.

Plenty of Promotions Available

PointsBet has a very attractive welcome offer for new customers, and they are also a sportsbook that is known to have great bonuses. New customers in West Virginia will be eligible to receive up to $2,000 in risk-free bets just for signing up at the site.

A $500 risk-free bet is available for fixed-odds sports betting, and PointsBet is also offering a $1,500 risk-free bet for its points betting option. Points betting is a unique feature that is only offered by this operator, and it has allowed the company to become popular.

There is also a $20 free bet available at PointsBet, and that is given without a deposit being required. The company is also allowing customers to earn some free money by betting on any MLB team to score a run on Sunday.

Online Casino Also Coming

West Virginia is a state that has also legalized online casino gambling, and that is another industry that PointsBet plans to pursue. The company announced that it intends to offer an online casino by the end of 2021, but a definitive launch date has not been established.

The company has not yet been approved for online casino gaming, but that could be happening at any time. PointsBet already offers an online casino app in both Michigan and New Jersey, and it has performed well in those markets.

West Virginia Setting iGaming Records

The online casino gambling numbers in West Virginia for the month of July are in, and it was a record-setting month for the state. The total online casino revenue was $4.7 million, shattering the previous record that was right at $4.3 million.

There are currently four online casino options in the state of West Virginia after FanDuel was able to launch its product in May. That didn’t lead to immediate results during the month of June, but it appears that the state could now be on a path to big numbers.