The best promo codes and deposit bonuses available at WV sportsbooks.
West Virginia is known colloquially as the Mountaineer State – but there was no summit to climb when it came to passing sports betting legislation. Due in large part to some impressive foresight on the part of lawmakers, West Virginia actually approved a sports betting bill two months before the Supreme Court repealed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992. Here's a look at the top sports betting bonuses available to West Virginia-based players.
If your first qualifying bet loses and it is in an amount greater than $50, you will receive five (5) free bets back in equal denominations of 20% of the total amount of the qualifying bet up to $1,000. If your qualifying bet loses and it is less than $50, you will receive a single free bet back in a single denomination equaling the total amount of the qualifying bet. Example: If you place a $1,000 qualifying bet and your bet loses, you will receive five (5) $200 free bets. If you place a $49 bet and lose, you will receive one $49 free bet.
FanDuel regularly changes its welcome bonus, especially during peak sports seasons like the NFL. The latest offer from FanDuel is a "No Sweat First Bet" of $1,000. If your first bet loses, FanDuel will offer you a free bet credit in the equal amount of your first bet up to $1,000. If your first bet wins, you win.
If your first qualifying wager loses, Caesars will credit you a free bet equal to the value of your first wager up to $1,250, plus get 1,000 Tier Credits and 1,000 Reward Credits® win or lose. Your Free Bet is for one-time use within 14 days and cannot be divided across multiple wagers.
PointsBet offers new players a $100 risk-free bet on each of their first five days as an account holder. Their deal is of the "if you don't use it, you lose it" type, so to get the most out of this, you must be super active in your first week as a player. PointsBet used to be one of the most generous betting sites with their new player promos, but as the industry as a whole has cut back on promotions, so has PointsBet.
At DraftKings, you will receive a $50 free bet with a minimum deposit of $5. If you don’t have the bankroll to make a more extensive first deposit, this is a humble offer. Still, far from generous considering, DK is a multi-billion dollar industry giant. The more significant offer DraftKings features is a 20% first deposit match up to $1,000. In this case, you must deposit $5,000 to be eligible to receive the maximum possible bonus amount of $1,000. This is not a reasonable offer for the casual bettor.
BetRivers goes with a deposit match up to $250, which is nice as it gives you free money to play with instead of risk-free bets that only award you if your first bet is graded a loser. Unfortunately, $250 is low compared to the industry standard.
Golden Nugget offers a matched deposit bonus of up to $250 for new customers with odds of -200 or better. Once the bet settles, the user will receive their account's 100% deposit match. One of the ancillary benefits of Golden Nugget's offer is they only require a 1x rollover on bonuses, so users can withdraw their winnings much sooner than most competitors offer.
There are no frills with the welcome bonus at Betly. They will refund you up to $100 in free bet credits if your first bet is a loss. Something important to know here is that the risk-free bet is based on your first wager, not your first deposit amount, and your first deposit has to be through a Play+ account. So, if you deposit $100 but place a first bet of just $25, your free bet credit will be just $25 if that bet loses.
|BetMGM||$1,000 Risk-Free Bet||✅ No Code Required|
|FanDuel||$1,000 "No Sweat First Bet"||✅ No Code Required|
|Caesars||$1,250 Free Bet + Credits||✅ No Code Required|
|PointsBet||5 Risk-free Bets up to $500||✅ No Code Required|
|DraftKings||20% Deposit Match up to $1,000||✅ No Code Required|
|BetRivers||100% Deposit Match up to $250||✅ No Code Required|
|Golden Nugget||$250 Deposit Match||✅ No Code Required|
|Betly||Risk-free Bet up to $100||✅ No Code Required|
It will come as no surprise to see a rather extensive list of major professional and amateur sports available to West Virginia bettors; here are the marquee sports on which West Virginians can wager:
No sport in West Virginia generates a higher handle year after year than professional football – and those numbers are only expected to climb as more people turn to wagering. Look for the state's sports betting operators to sharpen their game as those numbers rise, with more available markets.
Great news for West Virginia college football wagering enthusiasts: There are no restrictions on which teams and games WV residents can include on their bet tickets. That means total and complete access to countless markets every week of the NCAA football season, including season-ending bowl games.
Maybe you're feeling the absence of football markets come mid-February. Or maybe you're looking to get into a different sport even before the end of the NFL season. Might we suggest some NBA action? WV residents will find a multitude of NBA markets from both a pre-game and in-game perspective.
As with NCAA football, West Virginians have no limit on what they can bet on from a college basketball perspective. And while the state boasts just two Division I mean's basketball programs (West Virginia Mountaineers, Marshall Thundering Herd), there are plenty of other teams to bet on each year.
Beer. Hot dogs. Pretzels. And now, betting tickets. MLB is the offical pro sport of summer in most parts of North America, and West Virginians are spending more on baseball betting each year than the one before. That should continue to climb – and with it, the number of markets offered by sportsbooks.
Every sportsbook operating in West Virginia prioritizes other pro sports ahead of hockey – but there's still plenty of money to be won on the ice. Between team futures, moneylines and totals for every game and in-game options including who will score, getting into NHL betting markets is a wise move.
Take a swing at a major payday with outright golf markets found at every major West Virginia sports betting operator. And betting on who will win the tournament is only one of literally hundreds of potential markets you'll have access to – especially when those majors roll around.
Soccer doesn't have the same hold in North America as it does in other areas of the world – but not for a lack of betting markets. Major West Virginia sportsbooks carry a wide variety of wagering options across the major European leagues, Major League Soccer and the upcoming World Cup.
Like most states, West Virginia’s state gaming authority has put safeguards in place to ensure that bettors have a way out of any potential trouble spots.
The West Virginia Lottery Commission manages self-exclusion by inviting players to submit a request in writing if they wish to be added to the list. Players can also set deposit and bet limits of their choosing through the mobile apps.
Visit the West Virginia Lottery Commission site.
Many sportsbooks will offer you a free bet or several free bets as a reward for choosing them ahead of the competition. However, you should not expect a free bet offer to come with no strings attached. You will generally have to deposit your own money to unlock the free bet and then place several bets at a specific minimum set of odds before you can make a withdrawal.
Betting bonuses are awarded to new players to encourage them to sign up or to existing players so they remain loyal. They include match deposit bonuses, reload bonuses, boosted odds bonuses, and much more. They vary from one sportsbook to the next, so you should always shop around for the most appealing free bets and sign up for multiple books to enjoy several free bet offers. Always check the terms and conditions attached to free bets before accepting them.
This refers to the number of bets you must place before you are permitted to make a withdrawal. It applies to sign-up free bet bonuses and reload free bet bonuses. A typical rollover requirement would be 6x, which means you must wager your credit six times (place at least six bets) at a certain minimum price before you can make a withdrawal. The rollover requirement generally applies to the cash you deposit as well as the free bets you receive.