The 4 Best Virginia Sports Betting Sites & Apps

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The sports betting world was dealt a pleasant surprise on Jan. 20 when FanDuel, a leading sportsbook in the U.S., announced that it would go live in Virginia starting the next day, Thursday, Jan. 21.

Since then, a few more books have joined the party, giving Virginia sports bettors some options in the space.

Virginia has reasonable fees and a favorable tax rate (15%), which should encourage even more operators to enter the competitive field. It’s fair to expect most major sportsbooks in the U.S. to seek regulator approval as soon as possible.

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The 4 Best Virginia Sports Betting Sites & Apps

1. BetMGM

You might recognize BetMGM as a casino brand, but it’s becoming a major player in the United States sports betting market, with operations in a handful of key states already.

MGM offers an easy-to-navigate website and app, competitive bonus offers and some niche-but-favorable betting rules like ties paid in full for golf finishing position bets.

2. DraftKings

Unsurprisingly, DraftKings has been among the leaders in the U.S. so far thanks to its existing DFS user base and massive marketing arm. The company has expanded as fast as it can, moving into every state possible in the last 18 months.

DraftKings boasts one of the most expansive selections of NFL player props, offers great prop-betting markets like top-30 and top-40 finishes in golf, and has among the best mobile apps in the market.

3. FanDuel

Like its DFS counterpart, FanDuel got out to an early lead in the U.S. and has been building upon it.

FanDuel also recently combined its wallets so you can use the same money for DFS and sports betting.

Its biggest downsides are that it can be difficult to find smaller markets like props because they’re buried so far in each game.

4. BetRivers

BetRivers is an online sportsbook that also operates in Colorado, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Indiana.

BetRivers is owned by Rush Street Gaming, which also owns sister sportsbook SugarHouse in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and multiple casinos throughout the country.

While BetRivers’ platform isn’t as slick as some of its competitors, the new-customer bonus offer, in addition to crucial features for existing users (odds boosts, cash out, rewards points), makes BetRivers a no-brainer to have as part of your betting portfolio.


Can I Bet on Virginia College Sports?

One unique thing about Virginia’s legislation is that bettors cannot wager on college teams from the state — similar to the rules in place in New Jersey and Illinois currently.

That means that Virginia bettors can bet on North Carolina vs. Duke basketball but cannot bet on a Duke vs. Virginia game, since the Cavaliers are an “in-state team.”

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