After Months of Waiting, local sports betting fans can now place wagers at Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack as on Thursday the facility officially opened its Sports Book.
The Wheeling Casino and its sister facility, Mardi Gras Casino & resort at Cross Lanes, opened sports betting. The Casino Owned by Delaware North.
“Our Patrons are going to enjoy these spaces in the casinos and everything else, we have to offer in terms of hospitality and entertainment, said Kim Florence, regional president and general manager for both Wheeling Island and Mardi Gras. “We are eager to welcome people from throughout the state and the regions surrounding West Virginia to try a new experience at our casinos.”
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Racetrack in the Eastern Panhandle Opened first, followed by the Greenbrier.
Delegate Shawn Fluharty, had championed sports betting over the past several legislative sessions, finally seeing it pass earlier this year.
“It wasn’t long ago I was told sports betting was nothing but a pipe dream in our state and that the legislation would never pass or taken seriously,” Fluharty said. “For Once our state can say we were at the forefront of something. Let’s Keep the Momentum going.”
” We think West Virginians and visitors to the Mountain State are growing to love how easy it is to register and use the app.” said Luisa Woods Vice President.