The Betly Mardi Gras and Betly Wheeling Island sportsbook apps shut down in June. It results from the company’s strategy to relaunch a single integrated online casino and sportsbook product.
Betly announced that the new product, Betly Casino and Sportsbook app, will arrive this summer. The company officially announced that the new Betly experience would feature:
It will give West Virginia online casino players another gambling option.
Players must withdraw their funds by July 31
Betly’s two sportsbooks, Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island, have stopped accepting bets since June 18. These are the crucial details for players to remember:
- The company will continue to settle bets until July 11. Winnings will be credited to players’ accounts
- The sportsbook will manually settle any bets pending after July 11
- Customers have until July 31 to access the two previous Betly apps and withdraw any funds remaining
- After July 31, Betly will send a check to the mailing address listed in the account if there are remaining funds after July. The new sportsbook and casino app cannot transfer account information from legacy accounts.
Customers must create new accounts with the “next-generation” Betly gaming app.
Like Betly, Bally Bet Sportsbook also shut down in Iowa, New York and Indiana to improve its platform after partnering with Kambi Group.
Betly launches in West Virginia right after WynnBET
Betly’s online casino will be the second to launch in The Mountain State this summer.
In June, WynnBET launched its online casino and sports betting app in West Virginia in a partnership with Betly’s co-owner and license holder, Delaware North.
Before this summer, West Virginia players could only choose between the same eight brands that have been live since January 2022. These include brands like BetMGM, BetRivers, Caesars, DraftKings and FanDuel.
In May, West Virginia sportsbooks accepted $31.9 million in bets, generating $3.5 million in revenue. The figure was a 20% yearly increase, indicating a profitable market. However, it was a significant slowdown from April and March.
But even with negative results in the past months, there is room for improvement. New operators entering the West Virginia online gambling market could increase interest and revenue.