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WV MetroNews Sports betting makes debut at 2 more W.Va. casi

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WV MetroNews Sports betting makes debut at 2 more W.Va. casi paradise poker

The others are Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Hancock County, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Racetrack in Jefferson County and The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs.

The debut has taken place just prior to West Virginia University’s appearance in the Camping World Bowl on Friday, as well as the College Football Playoff semifinals and final.

“With sports betting we are truly competing against neighboring states while raising revenue without raising taxes on West Virginians. I’m proud to see it come to fruition.”

Luisa Woods

Both casinos are owned by Delaware North. The company also launched its BetLucky.com online and mobile app for statewide sports wagering.

Much of the activity is expected to come from mobile apps.

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“It’s exciting to see West Virginia finally be at the forefront of something instead of being last in line,” said Delegate Shawn Fluharty, D-Ohio.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sports betting is making its debut at two more West Virginia casinos — and on the first mobile sports wagering app.

Visitors may experience a casual sports bar atmosphere with social seating and proximity to food and beverage options, including bars.

Brad McElhinny is the statewide correspondent for MetroNews. Brad is a Parkersburg native who spent more than 20 years at the Charleston Daily Mail.Contact him at [email protected] or on Twitter @BradMcElhinny

A fiscal note for the gambling bill passed in the Legislature estimated sports betting would bring in about $5.5 million in revenue for the state its first year.

The casino sportsbooks plan to offer a robust event calendar focused on major sports events.

The two latest join the three West Virginia casinos that already began offering sports betting this fall.

Shawn Fluharty

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West Virginia was among the first states to make sports betting legal in anticipation of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year.

In October, Delaware North announced its partnership with Miomni Gaming, a leading provider of U.S. mobile sports wagering technology, to provide turnkey retail and mobile sports wagering services.

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Kim Florence

The BetLucky.com sports wagering online and mobile app is the first to be available in West Virginia.

The retail sportsbooks at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack in Wheeling and Mardi Gras Casino & Resort near Charleston opened at 3 p.m. today.

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