Wheeling Island and Mardi Gras Launch Sports Betting

Written By John Mehaffey on December 31, 2018

Two new sportsbooks launched in West Virginia this week. Wheeling Island and Mardi Gras casinos are now home to sports betting venues. Both are located in the racebook part of the casino floor at each property.

The opening of the live sportsbook coincided with the news of West Virgnia’s first sports betting app. It is connected to the sportsbooks at Wheeling Island and Mardi Gras Casinos. Delaware North operates both casinos. Miomni provides the sports betting services, including the mobile betting app. Miomni is the most popular opt-in in the US for this platform. Most Nevada sportsbooks use it. It is also live in New Jersey.

All the typical betting options are available at the new sportsbooks at Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island. This includes football, baseball, basketball, hockey, golf, tennis, boxing, mixed martial arts and tennis. Straight bets, parlays, props and futures are spread. Football and basketball games also have teasers.

The Miomni app is simple to use. It does not need any instructions for the user. It is self-explanatory. All the bets found at the Wheeling Island and Mardi Gras sportsbooks are found on the Miomni West Virginia mobile betting app. It may be downloaded at Betlucky.com. it is available in Android and iOS platforms. It was the first of its kind to launch in West Virginia.

All five West Virginia casinos now have sportsbooks. William Hill operates the sportsbooks at Hollywood Casino and Mountaineer Casino. FanDuel has the sportsbook at The Greenbrier resort. This has a private casino club that is only open to hotel guests and members of its sporting club. William Hill and FanDuel sportsbooks in West Virginia took their first bets earlier this football season.

DraftKings has a partnership with Hollywood Casino. DraftKings hopes to open its sports betting app in early 2019. The company does not intend to offer a live sportsbook in West Virginia.

William Hill and FanDuel do not yet offer West Virginia sports betting apps. The companies hope to launch them in early 2019. This requires approval from gaming regulators in the state.

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