The West Virginia sportsbook handle is doing better in November than in previous months. Many per head sportsbook owners have been seeing good numbers, and a consistent growth in terms of betting action. But West Virginia had a hiccup in October. The state bettors did bet more in November, with a total handle of $48,532,442. West Virginia allows both retail or brick-and-mortar sportsbooks, and online sportsbooks available to the public.
West Virginia Sportsbook Handle
The $48 million betting handle of West Virginia is 8.7% higher than October’s $44.6 million. If we look at the year-on-year data, November 2019’s sports betting handle was only almost $33 million. This means that we have a 47.2% jump for the year. The highest sports betting handle the state has seen was September 2020, with a $77 million handle.
Many bettors preferred using sportsbook software to place their wagers. The ease of use and accessibility of seeing your betting lines from your phone is very helpful. Especially during a pandemic where people are advised to stay at home and avoid public places as much as they can. In West Virginia, the mobile handle is $28.4 million, which is 58.5% of the total handle for the month. It is 6.6% higher than October’s $26.6 million mobile handle. In addition, it is also 74.8% higher than November 2019’s $16.3 million mobile betting handle.
Sports Betting Revenue
West Virginia tracks is sports betting revenue on a weekly basis, which is different from what other states do. So for this, we are taking into account the numbers from November 1-28, while the October numbers cover October 4-31. The November revenue is $4.4 million. This is 17.8% higher than October’s $3.7 million. It is also a whopping 92.5% higher than November 2019’s $2.3 million.