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WynnBet gains access to West Virginia market


WynnBet has gained market access in West Virginia for online sportsbook and casino operations via a partnership with Delaware North.

Wynn Resorts’ sports betting and casino app will enter the state through its relationship with the hospitality and entertainment group, which owns and operates two casinos in West Virginia.

The two properties are Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack in Wheeling and Mardi Gras Casino & Resort in Nitro, near Charleston. Both operate retail sportsbooks, and Delaware North operates Betly, its own website and mobile sports betting app.

WynnBet sportsbook is currently available in Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Tennessee and Virginia. In addition, WynnBet currently has varying degrees of market access to 18 states covering approximately 44% of the US population. The group said it is in negotiations to obtain access in seven additional states, which would result in WynnBet’s footprint covering approximately 77% of the US adult population.

Online casino launched in West Virginia in July 2020, with DraftKings’ casino app going live, more than a year after legislation was passed by the state.

Last month, WynnBet appointed Ian Williams as its new chief operating officer. In the role, Williams will oversee WynnBet’s trading, marketing, customer service, payments and data science teams, reporting directly to Wynn Interactive chief executive Craig Billings.

Williams joints WynnBet having most recently served as president of online gaming at Churchill Downs Incorporated, a role in which he helped grow the Churchill Downs Interactive arm.