Betway's mobile sports betting app went live in Virginia on Wednesday, becoming the 14th online sportsbook to launch in the commonwealth since January 2021. After the acquisition of Golden Nugget Online Gaming by DraftKings, 13 Virginia sportsbook apps remain active in Virginia's sports betting market.
The Betway website added Virginia to its list of states where it's live and you were able to place a bet Wednesday.
A temporary permit for Betway to operate in the Virginia sports gambling market was issued to Digital Gaming Corp. VA, LLC (DGA) in November by the Virginia Lottery Board. Digital Gaming is entering the U.S. online sports betting and iGaming market using the globally recognized Betway brand.
Betway Group is a global online gambling company owned by Super Group, with a number of products including Betway Sportsbook, Betway Casino, Betway Vegas and Betway Esports.
Before going live in Virginia, Betway was already providing sports betting services in Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Betway holds licenses throughout Europe, the Americas and Africa, with 60-plus brand partnerships with teams and leagues worldwide.
Who’s In Virginia Sports Betting Market?
Betway is joining a Virginia sports betting market that has reached over $4 billion in handle since its start in 2021. It will join Virginia sports betting apps FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, BetRivers, Caesars Sportsbook, WynnBET, Unibet, Barstool Sportsbook, Bally Bet, PointsBet, Hard Rock Sportsbook and SI Sportsbook.
SI Sportsbook was the last sportsbook to launch in Virginia, going live on May 9. Betway received its permit from the Virginia Lottery at the same time as SI Sportsbook.
Golden Nugget Online Gaming announced in early May that it will discontinue its online sportsbook in Virginia as a result of the company being acquired by DraftKings Sportsbook. A Virginia Lottery spokesperson said the license would not be available for another sportsbook.
Virginia’s Gambling Future
With a healthy sports betting market in full swing, the commonwealth is looking forward to the development of casinos in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Bristol and Danville.
A fifth casino will be voted on a second time in Richmond during the upcoming November election.
Hard Rock Bristol plans to open a temporary gambling facility on July 8 as Virginia's first casino.