Jul 14, 2022; Arlington, TX, USA; A view of the West Virginia Mountaineers helmet logo during the Big 12 Media Day at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
- Fanatics Betting and Gaming announced its Fanatics Sportsbook is now live in West Virginia
- The company also announced it will be piloting its online casino in the state
- Fanatics Sportsbook is now live in six states
West Virginia, Fanatics Sportsbook, take me home, country roads.
Fanatics Betting and Gaming today announced that its Fanatics Sportsbook is now live in West Virginia. The sportsbook is now live in six states.
Additionally, Fanatics Betting and Gaming also announced that it will be piloting Fanatics Casino, an online casino platform and app, in West Virginia as well.
Fanatics Sportsbook Now Live In Six States
Fanatics Betting and Gaming received a sports betting license in the Mountain State through its acquisition of PointsBet’s North American assets. West Virginia was among the first eight states turned over to Fanatics back in September.
According to the acquisition details provided from the Fanatics/PointsBet deal in June, PointsBet was required to begin turning over its U.S. assets to Fanatics by Sept. 1 at a clip of three states per month. Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia were the first states to be turned over through the deal.
PointsBet will hand over access to three more states on a rolling basis until all U.S. entities are acquired by Fanatics Betting and Gaming by May 2024 at the latest. PointsBet USA will continue to operate in states such as Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, and New York until Fanatics Betting and Gaming is able to close on those select states individually.
West Virginia is the sixth state Fanatics Sportsbook is now live. The other five states are:
In West Virginia only, each customer’s username, password, account balance, rewards points and responsible gaming settings will be automatically migrated to the Fanatics Sportsbook. PointsBet users should download the Fanatics Sportsbook app and login using their same email address and password for their old PointsBet account.
Fanatics Casino Piloting in West Virginia
West Virginia will also be the first state where users can access the new Fanatics Casino. The company will pilot the new online casino, which is embedded in the Fanatics Sportsbook app, in the state.
Fanatics Casino will feature a range of casino games, such as roulette, slots, and blackjacks, along with new Fanatics based casino games exclusive to Fanatics Sportsbook players. More online casino games will follow in the future.
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