DraftKings Operates West Virginia Sports Book

DraftKings will operate an online sports book for Penn National's Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia. DraftKings Co-Founder Matt Kalish (l) says Hollywood casino customers will return again and again after experiencing the DraftKings sports book.

DraftKings announced it will offer an online sports book for Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia, operated by an affiliate of Penn National Gaming, pending regulatory approvals. Penn National Gaming Vice President of Regional Operations John Finamore said, “We are pleased to help welcome DraftKings to West Virginia. We believe the state will certainly benefit from DraftKings’ tremendous brand awareness and expertise in providing customers a quality online sports betting experience.”

DraftKings Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder Matt Kalish added, “We are thrilled to work with Penn National Gaming to bring our online sports book product to West Virginia. We look forward to serving sports fans in the Mountain State, and building on the immense success we have had in leading the New Jersey market. With over 90 percent of sports bettors returning to play after trying DraftKings Sportsbook, we are confident we can deliver on being the best place to play for West Virginia consumers.”

According to its website, DraftKings’ sports book offers “a superior and engaging online sports betting experience,” including live and in-game betting, wagering on major and niche international and U.S. sports and new features like sports book pools for the National Football League, National Basketball Association and National Hockey League.

DraftKings operates online and mobile sports books in New Jersey and Mississippi. West Virginia became the fifth state to offer legal sports betting in August, following Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey and Mississippi.