Golden Nugget will be launching both an online casino and online sportsbook in West Virginia in the near future. The gambling giant is now prepared to debut in the Mountain State thanks to a partnership with The Greenbrier.
Golden Nugget must first pass regulatory approval before actually going live, but all signs point to these new online platforms becoming available soon.
This is massive news for bettors of all types in WV.
Golden Nugget has provided online casino betting in New Jersey since 2013 and is regarded as one of the top online casinos in the Garden State.
There have been recent rumblings that more online betting apps would be coming to residents in the state. As soon as WV online casinos were legalized, it seemed as if it were a matter of time for several to launch.
Although there are only two in the market at this moment, they’ve had plenty of success.
After a slower month in October, online casino betting exceeded $34 million through the first two weeks in November.
Overall, DraftKings and BetMGM have accepted over $230 million in wagers since releasing about four months ago.
With the WV market seeing this much action in such a short period of time, it appears as though it can get substantially larger.
It’s almost surprising that it’s taken this long for another operator to join the rotation. Since each retail casino can feature a total of three online skins for both sports betting and casinos, it’s just a question of when more launch.
Dr. Jill Justice, The Greenbrier’s president, also spoke about the private resorts’ newest venture. She said:
“The Greenbrier is excited about this new partnership and adding to the incredible casino offerings already in place for our guests, members and friends throughout West Virginia. Golden Nugget has proven itself as a market leader in the industry, and we’re confident it will deliver a product that matches the lofty standard that defines America’s Resort.”
More online options should continue to benefit residents.
With both online casinos and online sportsbooks, the addition of more apps creates more competition. This means that operators will need to give customers more promotions and deals in order to keep up with the rest of the market.
Golden Nugget will likely reward new users with some form of welcome offer to attract some attention, too.
Its NJ sportsbook offers a $100 risk-free bet when you sign up. Its online casino includes a $10 free credit after joining, and a 100% match on your initial deposit up to $1,500.
WV bettors might not get these exact deals, but it’s a good indication of what could be coming with Golden Nugget.
Even though there are now several other options like William Hilland Betly, they are all still too new to compete just yet.
The discrepancy between The Greenbrier and Hollywood Casino has tightened more recently. However, DraftKings has still fallen short in online sports betting handle by around $3 million over the last month.
The emergence of an additional online sportsbook in Golden Nugget should only increase the current gap.
If Hollywood Casino doesn’t add a second sportsbook skin soon, it could start to fall way behind.
It’s a similar situation in regard to online casinos.
Golden Nugget will soon become The Greenbrier’s second online casino, while three of the five retail establishments don’t have any.
The positive news for Hollywood Casino is that it won’t be working from behind already. Its DraftKings Casino accepted over $38 million in the last month, compared to around $22 million for The Greenbrier’s BetMGM Casino.
That being said, it’s highly likely that two online casinos will start to produce more than one. This is especially the case when they are the quality of BetMGM and Golden Nugget.
As far as Mountaineer Casino, Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island are concerned, they may need to release an online casino soon before the market is completely established.