The West Virginia online gaming numbers for July started the financial year with a bit of a bump from the previous month.
The iGaming handle in July for West Virginia was $277,285,728, up 8.4% from June ($255,820,886), according to figures from the West Virginia Lottery . The state tabulates its figures weekly instead of monthly but June and July were a bit different because those months marked the cutoff for the 2021-22 fiscal year and the start of the 2022-23 fiscal year.
July’s numbers were counted from July 1-30; June’s totals were from May 29 through June 30.
Revenue from online gaming was $8,498,299 last month, up 2.4% from the $8,295,743 reported in June .
June marked the end of a record fiscal year for West Virginia gaming. The state collected more than $86 million in revenue from nearly $2.6 billion wagered on popular options such as online slots and table games in the 2021-22 FY.
West Virginia is one of six states with online gambling sites , joining Connecticut, Delaware, Michigan, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Those states have all legalized online poker along with Nevada.
The state share of taxes for July iGaming in West Virginia was $1,072,698.
July was the first full month for two new online gaming options in the Mountain State.
BetMGM Casino launched its live tables in the state. The iGaming operator teamed with Evolution technology to offer the state’s first private blackjack table plus several roulette options (including Lightning Roulette and Auto Roulette) and card games, including the popular Texas Hold’em poker.West Virginia became the fourth state where Evolution has a live dealer available, along with New Jersey, Michigan and Pennsylvania.One of BetMGM’s rivals in the online gaming space, DraftKings Casino , also offered new live dealer iGaming products in West Virginia beginning in late June. Baccarat, roulette and infinite blackjack are among the live dealer options available via DraftKings.DraftKings has a deal in The Mountain State with Penn National Gaming’s Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. July $25.018M $21.024M $2.617M June $33.301M $27.261M $2.400M Change Down 24.9% Down 22.9% Up 9.0% Note: West Virginia reports numbers weekly rather than […]