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PointsBet Officially Launches in West Virginia

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In 2018, West Virginia became the fifth state in the US to offer some form of sports betting when it legalized and regulated sports gambling. Since then, the WV industry has shown an incredible amount of growth and welcomed a wide variety of sports betting operators to join in on the fun.

Despite West Virginia having a relatively low population and hosting zero professional sports teams, the state generates over $500 million in annual revenue from the sports betting market and those numbers continue to grow. It’s clear that residents enjoy the ability to place wagers.

As of August 13, 2021, PointsBet officially launched its sports betting products in The Mountain State. It’s another big step for the Australian-based operator as it continues to make its way into the American market. With their success in other states, they should feel right at home in WV.

PointsBet Continues Rapid US Growth

PointsBet is an online gaming operator that offers traditional sports betting and an online casino platform that was originally founded in Australia. They’re one of the fastest-growing operators in the United States as they continue to roll out their quality platform to people across the country.

West Virginia now joins Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and New Jersey as the only states to welcome PointsBet, but that’s sure to change in the near future. With their best-in-class technology, innovative brand, expert practices, and quality marketing, they’re destined for more.

Johnny Aitken, the CEO of PointsBet USA, is extremely excited for their launch in West Virginia:

"Launching in West Virginia is a special moment for PointsBet and presents another tremendous opportunity we are excited to attack. As always, PointsBet will provide this passionate, sports-loving community with the fastest and most reliable online sports betting product across every customer touchpoint."

What About the Online Casino?

In addition to their sports betting platform, PointsBet is well-known for its online casino, which has seen widespread success in New Jersey and Michigan. Online casinos are a huge draw in the state of West Virginia and something that PointsBet can’t wait to offer WV residents.

While their online casino platform won’t be launched right away, PointsBet announced they have plans to launch it in the near future. For now, the leading online gaming operator will only offer sports gambling as they continue to get their feet wet in the West Virginia gambling market.

“We are thrilled to now introduce West Virginian sports bettors to PointsBet's competitive advantages in owning our technology end-to-end, such as our unrivaled speed and ease of use as well as the deepest slate of betting options in the world for every NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, WNBA, and PGA TOUR contest," said Johnny Aitken.

PointsBet Utilizing Its Partnership With NBC Sports

PointsBet offers something that no other sportsbook can offer -- their partnership with NBC Sports. As the official and exclusive sports betting partner of NBC Sports, they have access to the media giant’s wide variety of television and digital assets, which they fully intend to utilize.

Due to their partnership, PointsBet has the ability to market itself year-round with NBC Sports’ multi-platform approach, including their Regional Networks, Telemundo Deportes, and Telemundo broadcasts. This gives them an exclusive edge over other operators in the state.

This is a great way for PointsBet to make itself known to the West Virginia community and continue to build their brand throughout the state. It won’t be long until PointsBet is a well-known brand in every West Virginia home.

PointsBet Promo Code Offer for WV Residents

If you’re a West Virginia resident that enjoys placing wagers on upcoming NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, WNBA, and PGA TOUR contests, PointsBet is thrilled to open their doors to you. Like most operators, they’re offering all newcomers a lucrative and generous bonus for signing up.

All you need to do is create an account using the promo code GOODFOOD and you’ll receive a free $20 bet. The bonus is only available for one hour after creating an account, so make sure you use it fast. Don’t worry, there’s no deposit required -- this is a limited-time offer, the likes of which we rarely see from a sportsbook!

Balazs Pal

Balazs is a sports bettor, analyst, writer, and host of the daily betting podcast, The Barrel Zone. In just the past three years, Balazs has over 5000 tracked, third-party verified picks. He covers the NBA, MLB, and sports betting legislation for EatWatchBet. @TheBarrelZone

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