Webis Holdings’ advanced deposit wagering (ADW) subsidiary WatchandWager has received approval for a one-year ADW license from the West Virginia Racing Commission.
The ADW license will allow WatchandWager to accept pari-mutuel wagers in West Virginia, and will be renewable on an annual basis.
West Virginia is the home of the Charlestown Races, Mountaineer Racetrack for Thoroughbreds, the Tri-State Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island greyhound tracks.
WatchandWager already has licenses from California, Colorado, Kentucky, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota and Washington.
Last year, WatchandWager renewed its Californian horse racing license after it agreed to extend its agreement with the California Exposition and State Fair in Sacramento, to continue to allow its Cal Expo harness racing competitions through to May 1 2025.
In combination with its multi-jurisdictional ADW license from the North Dakota Racing Commission, WatchandWager can now accept wagers from 25 states where online pari-mutuel wagering is permitted.
“We are delighted to receive this license from the West Virginia Racing Commission for WatchandWager,” said Ed Comins, president of WatchandWager.
“We believe that this license will be mutually beneficial to both the company and the state in the forms of revenue and taxes generated from wagering,” he continued. “We are equally pleased to support West Virginia’s horse breeding industry by making contributions to purse funds that reward the racing and ownership of West Virginia-bred horses and greyhounds.”