The Mountaineer Casino Sportsbook Review
Famous for being the first racino in the United States, the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort will soon be offering sports betting along with their racebook services, casino table games, and slot machines. Of course, the Mountaineer Casino sportsbook review is sure to be stellar, solidifying the facility’s status as one of the best gambling destinations in the entire state.
West Virginia residents (and those in neighboring states nearby) will enjoy the Mountaineer’s newly-modeled sports betting lounge, and – with any luck – the extreme interest in sports betting in West Virginia will translate into increased interest in the ponies as well. Sports betting, after all, tends to have a synergistic effect on a casino’s other amusements, and though the Mountaineer is still a successful horse track, it will be icing on the cake to see heightened Thoroughbred popularity among the general public when they flood the gates for sports betting at the Mountaineer.
The Mountaineer Casino sportsbook is not open and has yet to announce an anticipated launch date. Once the Mountaineer sports betting lounge is open to customers, folks will be able to wager on all the action they can handle (literally!), albeit such wagering will be limited at first to on-site sports betting at the Mountaineer Casino.
Online sports betting in West Virginia is certainly in the works, and it’s specifically called for in SB 415, which was passed in 2017 and formally legalized sports betting in WV once the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA, 1992) was overturned by the Supreme Court. However, there is additional work that must be done before an online wagering solution is rolled out by the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort, and it remains to be seen whether individual sportsbooks in WV will even be allowed to offer their own Internet services. (It is conceivable – if somewhat unlikely – that the WV Lottery could monopolize online sports betting in West Virginia.)
Regardless, online sports betting will not go live in West Virginia until the end of 2018 most likely, so if you wish to wager on sports over the Internet right away, you can use one of the several excellent offshore sportsbooks that serve WV residents. Sites like Bovada, 5Dimes, BetDSI, SportsBetting, and other top services are legal, free, and safe to join.
The Mountaineer sportsbook is scheduled to offer full-service sports betting as soon as the state allows the betting lounges at local casinos to open their doors to the public. In a nutshell, this means that Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort patrons will be able to wager on every major sporting league’s events, both nationally and internationally.
Additionally, the Mountaineer Casino sportsbook will offer all the varied wager and bet types you can imagine, from spreads and straights to totals, parlays, props, teasers, pleasers, futures, and more. With thousands of chances to win each day, the Mountaineer’s sports betting menus will appeal to both the novice and veteran gambler alike.
There will be mobile sports betting at the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort, but this product will almost certainly launch well after the facility’s on-site betting lounge is opened. Most insider estimates peg the Mountaineer’s mobile sports betting rollout for early 2019, though it might be a bit longer before a truly first-rate mobile experience is established.
The Mountaineer Casino will likely launch a mobile sportsbook that mirrors the odds and wagers types available at the physical location. Mobile apps that have launched in other states can usually be downloaded from the AppStore or GooglePlay depending on your device. It is also possible that the Mountaineer Casino Sportsbook will follow in the footsteps of sites like Bovada and opt for a mobile-friendly sportsbook that requires no download. Regardless of what happens on that front, on-site sports betting at the Mountaineer will launch before the casino’s mobile experience is introduced.
It seems very unlikely that the Mountaineer Casino Sportsbook offer proxy betting once opened. Proxy betting is when an out-of-state individual hires a person in-state to place wagers on their behalf. As there is no way for the casino operator to verify the age and identity of the person calling in the bet, the practice is typically considered illegal. If a sports enthusiast wants to place a sports wager without having to visit the sportsbook at Mountaineer Casino, the simple solution is to use an online sportsbook such as Bovada or SportsBetting.