West Virginia has been a part of the regulated sports betting industry since May 2018. One year later, DraftKings, one of the leading betting sites, is about to enter the market by launching its sports betting app. They’ve partnered up with Hollywood Casino in order to make this happen, and they are hoping to bring back mobile wagering to this US state. It is set to become the third state where DraftKings has gone live with their app.
Since DraftKings entered a licensing deal with Hollywood Casino last year, they are now able to release the mobile betting app in West Virginia. Hollywood Casino is located at Charles Town and it is a place where visitors can play their favorite casino games, dine, bet on races, and have a lot of fun.
DraftKings App Passed the Tests
In order to launch their new app, DraftKings had to pass all the tests prescribed by the state’s Lottery. After the monitoring of gambling activities of young people from West Virginia was done, DraftKings got the green light from the regulator. According to WV MetroNews, testing the DraftKings went successfully and the app has been fully approved by the West Virginia gambling regulators. The purpose of those tests was to make sure that all the players are verified and that’s they’re playing inside the state. Since the tests were passed, the soft-launch with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town will happen very soon.
Thanks to this app, bettors will be able to use their mobile phone to check the betting odds prior to placing their bet online. It spares a lot of time in comparison to in-person sports betting.
DraftKings has launched the first sports betting app in New Jersey, and they were also the first company to open an in-person sportsbook, thanks to their partnership with Resorts Casino Hotel. The fans of sports betting from the state of Mississippi can also bet in person in DraftKings sportsbook.
The Shut Down of BetLucky.com
Delaware North launched the BetLucky.com website and the app last year, and it was the first time West Virginia entered the world of online sports betting. The owner of Mardi Gras Casino & Resort and Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack had formed a partnership with Miomni Gaming and they offered sports betting services to users in West Virginia.
Unfortunately, BetLucky.com got shut down on March 6, and no one saw it coming. Delaware North immediately terminated the partnership with Miomni Gaming from Britain. They announced that they need to find a new betting platform provider. The details about this sudden event were shocking. According to Delaware North, they are preparing a lawsuit against Miomni Gaming, due to fraud and intentional contract breach. Miomni Gaming also had an argument with another platform provider which Delaware North knew nothing about. It caused a lot of problems for this sports betting site and it had to be shut down.
While BetLucky app was running, it experiences a huge success and that’s also expected form DraftKings app. According to Mr. Myers, those applications have some distinctions but, in general, they are quite similar and have the same purpose.