Nine online VA sportsbooks are now live after Golden Nugget Online launched Wednesday morning. The new addition is one of three operators approved in March, along with Barstool Sportsbook and Bally Bet. Penn National’s Barstool launched on August 10 but until recently it was not expected to have any competition from outside competitors as its focus has been integrating Gamesys tech acquired late last year .
The Golden Nugget is launching now, two months late according to a Virginia Lottery meeting in July. The DraftKings announcement around then could have something do with it as well-Draftkings bought up their competitor for $1.5B which may have caused some delay on this project? We’ll find out more when they announce what platform will be used internally after launch but most likely Scientific Games OpenBet or PM ATSdepending if you want horse betting options too!
VA sportsbooks saw handle growth in August
The eight online Virginia sports books live at 8% higher than last year with a total take of $182 million dollars bet, up 12%. That was lower-than average monthly income before tax and bonus deductions which took away most if not all profits within that month alone costing them around 10%. However this still isn’t enough; operators were unable to make ends meet due solely on gambling revenue so they had other sources providing support such as sponsorships or merchandising items made from betting slips instead relying heavily upon these additional avenues while hoping luck favoring your team’s outcome.
The Virginia Lottery has been tracking the monthly sports betting report since July and it looks like we will finally get an update this October. We can expect to see some new information on FanDuel Sportsbook in particular, as they were revealed earlier than any other operator with their handle of major market share over DraftKings through June—and hopefully more stats about how much money was wagered between them two competitors during that time frame too!
Eighteen operators applied for the five licenses, but at least one is out. That’s BlueBet who was disqualified because they didn’t have enough US experience or minority ownership and said so themselves!