DraftKings Launches Mobile Sports Betting Offering in Virginia

DraftKings Launches Mobile Sports Betting Offering in Virginia

Online sportsbook giant DraftKings recently announced the launch of its mobile sports betting service in Virginia. The launch comes right before the two conference championship games from the National Football League (NFL) begin.

Mobile gaming for all

The Boston-based firm said that the mobile sports betting option will be available to users of both iOS and Android devices. The sports betting app is already available in West Virginia, Iowa, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Colorado, Illinois, Tennessee, and Indiana. The sports betting app also went live for residents in Michigan on Friday. With the new app in place, residents can now start placing bets on their favorite sporting tournaments at their convenience without having to visit a casino.

DraftKings Launches Mobile Sports Betting Offering in Virginia

DraftKings’s CEO Jason Robins highlighted a recent customer research study in the Sunday press release and said that the NFL was the most popular sporting event for people in the state. The study also suggests that punters prefer the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Football Club. Other favorite teams include Los Angeles Lakes, Chicago Bulls, and Washington Wizards, all from the National Basketball Association (NBA).

A good time for Virginians to enjoy betting

Robins added, “Just in time for Super Bowl LV, we are thrilled to bring our sports betting experience to Virginia with an abundance of betting options for fans. With our customer-first approach, we hope to be the sportsbook of choice for Virginians who enjoy having skin in the game.”

Sports betting was legalized in the state in March when lawmakers from both houses of the Virginia General Assembly agreed to the proposal. The state’s legal sports betting market is regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. DraftKings rival FanDuel also launched its mobile wagering service in the state last Thursday. The firms can now enjoy access to the Virginia markets as long as they do not allow participants below 18 years of age. They are also not allowed to accept wagers on collegiate contests that feature local teams.

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