Wheeling West Virgina Sports
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced Wednesday that the start of the men's and women's basketball season in West Virginia will be pushed back to March 1. In collaboration with the university, local and state officials, the official start date for the 2016-17 season has been extended until January 24.
West Virginia legalized legal sports betting in March 2018, becoming the fifth state to offer it. The law took effect after SCOTUS struck down PASPA in May 2018, and the DraftKings sportsbook joined FanDuel a few days later and now live in West Virginia, giving West Virginia players access to one of the most popular sports betting sites in America. In addition to the new law, the DraftKings sports betting service will be available live for the 2016-17 season and the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons for men's and women's basketball, giving all West Virginia players the chance to bet on their favorite team's home and away games. Fan Duel is also the official fantasy sports provider for all NCAA Division I college basketball games.
Huggins began his college career in 1972 at Ohio University, but after one season with the Bobcats he moved to WVU and became a prominent point guard for the Mountaineers from 1975-77. He set a record of 299-163 in his 14th season at West Virginia, and Jerry West's logo was there when the museum opened in 2014.
In case you missed the news, West Virginia Senate President Pro Tempore Bob Marshall (D-Morgantown) introduced Senate Bill 480 in 2018, which would create a $1.5 million scholarship fund for WVU basketball players. He's hot on the heels of only two other basketball coaches in the state's history: Bob Huggins and Jerry West.
The bill also includes a so-called "legislative finding" that the federal government has no authority to ban sports betting in the state. West Virginia has long been at the forefront of the fight to legalize sports betting, and has been vocal in its support for lifting federal restrictions on sports betting. After the PASPA was defeated and neighboring states finally voted against gambling legislation, the West Virginia Legislature passed its own law. Now that neighbouring countries have finally legislated on gambling, we are looking for new ways to stay ahead of the curve, and sports betting and mobile betting are certainly one way to do this.
SportsHandle.com is everything you need to know about legal sports betting in West Virginia. Daily sports betting app that offers a complete sports betting app at DraftKings sportsbook in West Virginia, as well as in other states such as New York, New Jersey and California.
Barstool's online sports betting app is expected to partner with Penn National Hollywood Casino at the Charles Town Races. Betly Sportsbook was introduced in West Virginia in January 2014 as a newly branded retail sportsbook offering. Since then, the company has focused on launching both retail and online sports betting in West Virginia simultaneously. The online sportsbook app follows this example and offers an excellent option for mobile sportsbooks.
Delaware North has established two casinos in West Virginia in the past year, with the Delaware North Casino and Casino at Charles Town Races in January 2014 and Penn National Hollywood Casino in March 2015.
States such as Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and Maryland, which do not yet have access to sports betting in their own states, can easily hop across the border and make bets. If you have ever had a problem with a sports betting site that cannot help you directly, you can report it to the state lottery, which regulates the industry in West Virginia.
Patrons can participate in mobile and online betting from anywhere in the United States as long as they are in West Virginia. You can visit the WV Online sportsbook site anywhere, even outside the state, to create an account, or you can download a sportsbook app after you have created an account.
All legal bets must be placed in the state of West Virginia, and all entrants must have been or be at least 21 years old. All sportsbooks must be placed or be placed within the states of West Virginia and the betting provider must either be located as far away from or located from the WV Online Sportsbook website as possible.
Betting is allowed in all games participating in the state's Division I college programs, including West Virginia University and Marshall. While some states can restrict collegiate athletics, in WV, where both are among the largest in the state's fan bases, all are fair game.
While the professional sports teams are called West Virginia University, University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Steelers, that hasn't stopped West Virginia fans from loving the local sports scene. The professional Pittsburgh team is the "local" team of choice, as it is a rival hated by all but a handful of WVU and Marshall fans, but not by the majority.