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Bally’s and Barstool granted approval for sports betting in Virginia


Barstool Sportsbook and Bally’s have both been approved to launch sports betting in Virginia

This permit will allow Virginia-based sports fans to avail of both Bally’s Bet.Works sports betting platform and the Kambi-powered Barstool product from Penn National Gaming.

The announcement signifies Bally’s arrival into the Virginia gaming market. It also hopes to build a a new $650m casino resort in the city of Richmond.

If the operator’s pending acquisitions are completed, Bally’s will have expanded across 13 states.

“Bally’s is pleased to receive the temporary sports wagering permit from the Virginia Lottery,” said George Papanier, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bally’s Corporation.

“This represents another step in our evolution to become the leading omnichannel gaming provider in the U.S., and we look forward to providing a first-class experience for sports fans across Virginia.

The Commonwealth of Virginia legalized sports betting in July 2020, making it the 21st state to do so.