West Virginia Lottery delays launch of DraftKings sports betting app

6 June 2019

Consumers in West Virginia are to remain without mobile sports betting services for the foreseeable further after the state’s Lottery announced that it is to delay the launch of DraftKings' sports betting app.

DraftKings and the lottery, which serves as the gambling regulator for the state, carried out testing of the app in late May with a view to rolling it out to consumers soon after. However, while testing of the system was successful, the physical location of the servers and compliance with the Federal Wire Act has led to the Lottery delaying the launch.

DraftKings is to launch mobile sports bettingin the state via a partnership with Penn National Gaming and its Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races venue.

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