VA Sports Betting Sites | Best Virginia Online Sportsbooks

Virginia sports betting sites went live on 1st July 2020. Online betting is allowed, but not wagering on Virginia college sports. The number of betting sites available is growing and could reach 12 for internet-only sports betting platforms, with additional options for partnerships with major Virginia-based franchises or major league facilities, or land-based casino operations. Check out the list of generous Virginia sportsbook promos.

Which sportsbooks are available in Virginia?

As Virginia is allowing 4-12 online-only licenses for mobile sportsbooks, It is very likely that the major US wide sports betting operators will run sports betting sites in the state.  

We have seen this to be the case so far with the following sportsbooks live 

In addition to these mobile-only licenses, there could be 5 brick and mortar casinos built in Virginia which could each have an online sports betting platform too. Professional sports venues and the two NASCAR racetracks could also apply for licenses, so ultimately we could see around 20 VA sports betting sites. 

Which sports can I wager on in Virginia

The sports wagering legislation for VA allows for betting on a wide range of sports

While sports are hugely popular in VA, the state itself is not home to any professional sports teams. However, nearby Washington DC, of course, is home to  The Washington football tea in the NFL, the Capitals in the NHL, The Nationals in MLB, the Wizards in NBA, and D. C United in the MLS.   

However, within Virginia, fans won't be able to bet on their local college teams.

Virginia Online Sports Betting Growth

There was little growth in the early days of Virginia's online sports betting handle, things were pretty static for 2021, until the end of the year when the busiest time of the major league season was underway and the NFL kicked off again.

The handle didn't entirely break the half-billion dollar mark then, but that figure was finally achieved when the NFL came around again in October 2022, and has maintained the golden figure for the final three months of the year.

There is still expected to be at least another 12 months of maturation for the VA sports betting market.

Year Month Betting Handle Taxes Handle Growth
2023 May $399,962,895.00 $6,285,305.20 -5.33%
2023 April $422,465,093.00 $5,799,964.61 -16.68%
2023 March $507,025,619.00 $7,413,212.71 17.84%
2023 February $430,252,600.00 $4,682,124.63 -15.80%
2023 January $510,982,033.00 $6,368,899.06 1.57%
2022 December $503,075,150.00 $7,026,828.92 -3.03%
2022 November $518,818,987.00 $7,782,638.90 -1.74%
2022 October $528,029,938.00 $6,956,643.04 28.39%
2022 September $411,273,323.00 $7,257,403.31 44.47%

VA Online Sports Betting Related Questions


VA online Sports Betting Sites FAQ's

  • How many Online Sports betting sites will there be in VA?

    We can expect to see somewhere between 4-12 online betting licenses awarded in the state when the paperwork is sorted out.

    Right now, the licensing of operators and suppliers, and registration of other stakeholders has to be dealt with before a sportsbook can be open for business online.

    Sports betting sites likely to be operating include, BetMGM, Unibet, and Pointsbet

  • Which will be the best sports betting site in VA?

    Given what we have found in the other states where sports betting sites have been operating, you can expect BetMGM and BetRivers to offer great options as football betting sites, and for parlay betting. The mobile betting apps live in states like New Jersey and PA are excellent.

  • How old do you have to be to use a sports betting site in VA?

    The law states you have to be aged at least 21 years to gamble in the state and this applies to online sports betting sites when they are live. You will ned to verify your age on registration of a new acoount.

  • Can I register and deposit to a new sports betting account online in VA?

    No decision has been made in this regard yet, but in many states that have legalized online sports betting there has been no requirement put in place to make an in-person visit to register and funds account. It remains to be seen.

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