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VIRGINIA SPORTS BETTING – BETMGM LAUNCHES ONLINE SPORTSBOOK IN VA!
BetMGM has launched its online sportsbook in Virginia! With sports betting legalized in January 2021, BetMGM can now bring the excitement of sports betting to the Old Dominion. Now you have a way to show your true sports fandom and knowledge by getting behind your favorite teams and sharing in their success on the field.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes, sports betting is legal across the state of Virginia. The real excitement that came from the legalization of sports betting in Virginia is how immediately the state embraced online sports betting.
With no physical casinos on the ground in Virginia (yet), online sportsbooks such as BetMGM have become the face of sports betting in the Old Dominion.
Virginia legalized sports betting in January 2021 after a bill was passed enabling operators to obtain the required licenses to open in VA. BetMGM launched its online sportsbook and betting app on January 27, 2021.
January 21, 2021 – Online sports betting officially launches in the state of Virginia, and one week later, on January 27, BetMGM launched an online sportsbook and betting app in the Old Dominion.
Yes! Online sports betting is very much legal for anybody 21 years or older in the state of Virginia, and since there are no brick-and-mortar casinos currently open and offering sports betting in-house, online sports betting is the way to go if you’re a sports betting fan in Virginia.
You are able to register and fund your online sportsbook accounts from anywhere in the country, but in order to place bets online, you will need to be physically inside Virginia state lines. Geolocation software will be used to determine if the bettor is actually in Virginia, by either using the location services on your mobile device or downloaded software on a computer.
Betting on college sports in Virginia is permitted but with some restrictions. The regulations currently in place do not allow for any betting on in-state collegiate teams, but bettors are able to place bets on all college sports events that do not include Virginia-based teams.
Virginia sports betting regulations allows bettors to place wagers on all major league and professional sports, including:
- Basketball (NBA, WNBA, NCAAB, & more)
- Football (NFL, NCAAF, & more)
- Baseball (MLB, WBC, & more)
- Hockey (NHL & more)
- MMA (UFC & more)
Some exceptions include betting on any Virginia-based college sports teams and no betting on college player props.
For bettors eager to get stuck into the action, BetMGM’s online sportsbook is open for business, and bettors can sign up from anywhere within the state limits. So, get signed up, claim your welcome bonus, and start placing your bets!
Virginia’s rules and regulations make it incredibly easy for anybody to start sports betting, whether that’s offline or online. There are, however, a few exceptions and restrictions you should be aware of before trying to place bets in Virginia, including:
- You must be 21 years or older to engage in sports betting within Virginia state lines.
- Industry insiders such as employees or board members of the state lottery, sportsbooks, and sports teams within Virginia, as well as members of their households, are all prohibited from sports betting.
- No betting on Virginia-based college sports teams.
- No betting on college player props.
In order to participate in sports betting in the state of Virginia, you must be 21 years or older.
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