Maryland sports bettors who hit the road to place mobile wagers in West Virginia will have another sportsbook to choose from in the near future.
West Virginia will soon see WynnBET’s popular sportsbook and casino apps launch in the state after the company partnered with Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment for access to the market.
WynnBet’s Footprint in the U.S. Grows
WynnBET is the gaming, casino, and sports betting division of Wynn Resorts, a publicly traded corporation based in Paradise, Nev. Wynn Resorts is a developer and operator of casinos and hotel resorts, founded in 2002 by Steve Wynn.
Currently, the WynnBET sportsbook is available in Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Virginia. The company has forged relationships for market access in 18 states. Some of those states have already legalized and launched sports betting. Others have legalized it but haven’t implemented it, and others hope to legalize it in the future. WynnBET’s reach covers nearly half of the U.S. population.
There is no date announced for a WynnBET app launch in West Virginia, where several of the industry leaders including DraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, FanDuel, and PointsBet. WynnBET offers a $1,000 risk-free bet promo offer to bettors in other states, a promotion that is expected to be extended to West Virginians upon launch.
Maryland Sports Betting Stalls
For Maryland residents who can drive to West Virginia to place sports bets, it’s a good thing West Virginia keeps adding options because Maryland lawmakers cannot seem to get on the same page.
Following a meeting on Nov. 3, Maryland’s Sports Wagering Application Review Commission requested that the five casinos that applied for licenses turn in supplemental ownership information for their applications so the SWARC can make a more informed decision about whether to award licenses.
The SWARC said it will revisit the licensing in a meeting on Nov. 18.