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Betting bonanza for West Virginia

February 9th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Super Bowl bettors wagered $2,833,928 on the game at West Virginia’s five casino sportsbooks and two sports wagering apps, according to the state Lottery Commission. That compares to a weekly average of $4.34 million wagered in January, or about $620,000 a day. Randy Burnside, public relations manager for the West Virginia Lottery, said the agency does not yet have a breakdown of wagering by casino, the amount of winnings from Super Bowl wagers, net receipts for the casinos or the amount to be paid to the state under the 10-percent privilege tax. While the Super Bowl drew a record amount of wagering for West Virginia’s young sports wagering industry, it pales in comparison to sportsbooks in Nevada and New Jersey, according to the sports betting newsletter Legal Sports Report.

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