1931 – West Virginia Racing Commission was created to oversee legal betting on Horse Racing in the Mountain State.
1986 – West Virginia State Lottery begins, and the state also allows multi-state jackpot lotteries like Powerball.
1994 – West Virginia’s Racetrack Video Lottery Act was passed allowing Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) at racetracks.
1994 – A State Act allowed for land-based and riverboat casinos in West Virginia.
2001 – VLT legislation expended in West Virginia to include introduction of the terminals into the state’s bars and licensed clubs.
2007 – Table Games were finally legalized at the state’s four racetrack casinos (racinos) via a state referendum.
2008 – West Virginia’s first land-based casino was approved and it was opened in 2010.
April 23 2018 – WV SB415 Passes and Sports Betting Becomes legal.
September 1 2018 – Introduction of fully legalized sports betting in West Virginia. The first legal sportsbook opens in the State.
Late December 2018 – West Virginia opens its first legal online sportsbook and becomes only the 3rd state to offer online sports betting.
July 2020; West Virginia officially launches legal online casinos.
Visit our West Virginia Sports Betting Page to read about the state’s top sports betting sites