The DraftKings online sportsbook is live in West Virginia. Providing the app forms part of the operator’s agreement with Penn National Gaming, which owns the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town.
DraftKings is best known as a daily fantasy sports business. It dominates the industry along with its largest competitor, FanDuel.
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DraftKings sports betting app
The DraftKings mobile app is available in iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android platforms.
West Virginian players qualify for a two part welcome bonus. First, just signing up for an account using our links and making a minimum $5 deposit will get you a $50 free bet to use wherever you like in the sportsbook.
In addition, DraftKings will match 20% of your initial deposit up to $1,000 in the form of bonus credits.
DraftKings Sportsbook app features
There are several features of the DraftKings sports betting app. The company uses a betting carousel for its betting menu. This permits the player to use filters to show the preferred sports and betting options. It also removes unwanted sports from the menu to give it a cleaner look.
A player that does not use this feature will have it done for them by the software, which makes use of the player’s betting history. This makes it easy to find your favorite bets quickly.
The betting carousel is optional. Players can always use the full menu of events when looking for a wager to place.
There is a wide variety of betting options on the DraftKings mobile betting app. This includes point spreads, totals, moneylines, parlays, teasers, props and futures.
There is also in-play betting. This means that a player can make a wager during a contest. Bettors can cash out of a bet during the event if they wish to close out a position and take the value of the wager at that time. This helps avoid any potential bad beat situations.
The minimum bet on the DraftKings app is $0.10.
DraftKings and Penn National Gaming
DraftKings is a major fantasy sports operator that has since expanded into the sports betting world. It is a perfect fit considering its expertise in the industry. Draftkings announced an agreement with Penn National Gaming as their West Virginia casino partner. Penn Gaming owns Hollywood Casino.
The company applied for a gaming license and has has since launched both a physical and online sportsbook. Players in the state can also enter daily fantasy sports contests spread by DraftKings or go to New Jersey and use its Draftkings sportsbook mobile app.
DraftKings first entered the sports betting industry in New Jersey. It was the first sports betting company to launch a betting app in the state. DraftKings partnered with Resorts in Atlantic City.
DraftKings only operates a mobile app and browser-based site in New Jersey. It does not have a bricks-and-mortar betting operation anywhere in the state. Resorts does host a live sportsbook, but it is operated by a different company than DraftKings.
DraftKings West Virginia FAQ
Can West Virginians make sports bets with DraftKings?
Yes. DraftKings online sports betting has been available in West Virginia since August 26th, 2019.
Can West Virginians play daily fantasy sports at DraftKings?
Yes. DraftKings accepts West Virginia players for its daily fantasy sports contests.
What casino did DraftKings partner with in West Virginia?
DraftKings is partnered with Penn National Gaming which operates Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
Does DraftKings have a West Virginia gaming license?
Yes, DraftKings applied for a gaming license in the state, and has been approved.