DraftKings Partners with Hollywood Casino in West Virginia

Written By John Mehaffey on December 20, 2018 - Last Updated on December 28, 2018

Daily fantasy sports giant DraftKings entered into an agreement with Hollywood Casino in Ranson, West Virginia. This will allow DraftKings to operate sports betting in the state.

DraftKings does not intend to open a live sportsbook in West Virginia. The company will offer a sports betting app. It currently runs one in New Jersey through a partnership with Resorts Casino in Atlantic City. DraftKings also operates a live sportsbook at Resorts, something it will not do at Hollywood Casino. William Hill already operates one there.

DraftKings will become the third company to take sports bets in West Virginia. William Hill is open and booking action at Hollywood Casino and Mountaineer Casino.

FanDuel has a sportsbook at The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs. This is a private casino. Bettors must be hotel guests or members of the resort’s club.

William Hill, FanDuel and DraftKings all intend to offer mobile sports betting apps in West Virginia. These platforms have not yet been approved to work by gaming regulators in the state. The first was expected to roll out in November 2018. However, testing has been delayed. The new timeline for the product is January 2019.

DraftKings has already been approved for its gaming license in the state. It will not take bets until sports betting apps are licensed to operate. In the meantime, West Virginians can enter DraftKings daily fantasy sports contest or visit one of the state’s three live sportsbooks.

West Virginia sports betting includes a Las Vegas-style menu. Bets are accepted on college and professional football and basketball, as well as professional baseball, hockey, golf, tennis, auto racing, boxing, mixed martial arts and rugby. Straight bets, parlays, teasers, futures, props and round robins are all offered by West Virginia sportsbooks.

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