BetMGM Sportsbook Launches In Virginia

BetMGM sportsbook launched in Virginia today, making it the third sports betting platform live in the state. The Roar Digital-run sportsbook follows FanDuel and DraftKings in the Commonwealth. 

“We’re ecstatic that BetMGM is one of the first mobile sports betting platforms to launch in Virginia,” said BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt. “Virginians are passionate sports fans, and we’re thrilled to provide them a user-friendly sports betting experience. BetMGM Virginia customers can earn benefits and will soon enjoy innovative experiences planned with MGM National Harbor in Maryland and the Washington Nationals.”

Virginia marks the tenth state in which BetMGM has launched a sportsbook. Most recently, the company went live in Michigan alongside nine other sports betting operators. 

BetMGM In Virginia

BetMGM has been preparing for a Virginia launch over the course of the past few months. A few weeks ago, the company announced a partnership with the Washington Nationals. The deal will bring a sportsbook to Nationals Park. 

New BetMGM users in Virginia can claim a risk-free first bet up to $500. If your first bet loses, you’ll be refunded your wager amount in site credit. Once you sign up, you’ll also find plenty of other offers at the BetMGM sportsbook: one game parlays, parlay insurance, weekly free bets, cashout, and much more. 

Virginia Sports Betting: Who’s Next?

FanDuel, DraftKings, and BetMGM are live in Virginia, and they’re three of the biggest players in the sports betting industry. But the Virginia Lottery has been tight-lipped about which operators have applied for licenses. The organization also announces its approved licensees with little-to-no notice, making the state’s sportsbook roster a bit of a guessing game. 

BetRivers, the Rush Street Interactive-backed sportsbook, joins BetRivers in launching today.

While we don’t have any definitive list of other applicants, it’s a safe bet that William Hill and PointsBet are all in the running for a Virginia sports betting license. Others, too, may join the fray, and the Virginia Lottery will undoubtedly announce them over the coming weeks. 

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