The Virginia Lottery approved two more mobile sportsbooks to offer online sports betting on Sunday, just in time for the NFL’s conference championship games.
DraftKings Sportsbook and BetMGM are now officially approved in Virginia. DraftKings Virginia is already accepting signups and taking wagers, but BetMGM has not yet launched as of this post. Look for BetMGM to launch any day now.
The approvals came just in time for Sunday’s NFL conference championships, featuring the Buccaneers and Packers battling for an NFC Super Bowl bid and the Bills and Chiefs squaring up for the AFC slot.
As of this post, Virginia online sports betting options consist of:
Virginia Sports Betting Off to a Fast Start
Virginia sports betting kicked off on January 21st with the launch of FanDuel Sportsbook. As the official betting partner of the Washington Football Team, FanDuel was able to get a head start on other operators due to state law mandating “substantial and preferred consideration” to sportsbooks partnered with qualifying sports franchises.
FanDuel’s monopoly in Virginia was short-lived, with DraftKings launching just three days later as the commonwealth’s second operator.
The Virginia Lottery also added BetMGM to its list of approved operators on Sunday to pave the way for a third sportsbook soon. However, BetMGM was not yet live in Virginia as of this post.
DraftKings Welcomes Virginia Bettors with Two Big NFL Promotions
DraftKings is welcoming new customers from Virginia and other states with two noteworthy promotions.
First, DraftKings Sportsbook is offering a special odds boost on any team to score a touchdown during their game today. New users can claim this offer by signing in to the DraftKings app and looking for the touchdown opt-in. Bettors who opt-in can place a $50 bet at even money that either team will score a touchdown at any point during the game.
Second, DraftKings is offering a 100-1 on any NFL team to win today. Just pick a team, bet $1, and if your team wins, your bet pays $100. The maximum bet on the 100-1 offer is just $1, but the odds are so outlandish that it’s a no-brainer.
In addition to the above, all new customers qualify for the standard DraftKings welcome bonus that offers 20% extra on your first deposit for up to $1,000 extra. New users can claim the welcome bonus by making a first deposit of at least $5 to get an extra 20%. For example, a $100 first deposit will get you an additional $20 to use in the sportsbook.
DraftKings Sportsbook Now Live in 13 States
DraftKings Sportsbook continues its strategy of rapid expansion, launching sports betting in its 13th state today.
“Just in time for Super Bowl LV, we are thrilled to bring the DraftKings sports betting experience to Virginia with an abundance of betting options for fans,” said DraftKings CEO Jason Robins in a press release. “With our customer-first approach, we hope to be the sportsbook of choice for Virginians who enjoy having skin in the game.”
DraftKings Sportsbook now offers mobile betting, retail sportsbooks, or both in more than a dozen states across the country:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- West Virginia