Is It Legal To Bet In Virginia?

    Is It Legal To Bet In Virginia?

    YES! Sports betting – both retail and online – went live in the State of Virginia in late January.

    What Virginia Betting Rules Do I Need To Know?

    You must be 21 years old or older in order to bet on Sports in Virginia.

    You do not have to be a resident of Virginia to place a legal sports bet, but you must be within State lines to create a betting account and place a bet with an operator licensed in Virginia.

    There is no restriction on betting on professional sports, but laws prohibit betting on in-State collegiate teams, ie Virginia and Virginian Tech. As with all States, there is also a ban on betting on High School sports.

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    Where Can I Bet On Sports In Virginia?

    While sports betting has been legalized, there are no venues for retail betting at this time.

    Can I Bet On Sports Online In Virginia?

    Yes. Online sports betting was launched in January 2021.

    Which Online Sportsbooks Can I Bet With In Virginia?

    Once you have registered for online betting in person you can place an online sports bet without being at a licensed location. The following bookmakers are licensed to operate with an online presence:

    • Bally’s
    • Barstool Sportsbook
    • BetMGM
    • BetRivers
    • DraftKings
    • FanDuel
    • Golden Nugget Online
    • William Hill
    • WynnBet Virginia

    Which Sports Betting Apps Are Available In Virginia?

    To place online sports bets you will require an app for the Sportsbook. The following apps are currently available, or will soon be available, to those wanting to place online bets in Virginia:

    • BetMGM
    • BetRivers
    • DraftKings
    • FanDuel
    • William Hill
    • WynnBet Virginia

    What Are The Best Online Casinos In Virginia?

    Online casino gambling has not yet been officially legalized in Virginia.

    Virginia Betting FAQs

    Can I bet legally in Virginia?

    Yes. Sports betting has been legalized in Virginia.

    How old do I have to be to bet in Virginia?

    You must be 21 years old or older to place a bet in the State of Virginia.

    Is online sports betting available in Virginia?

    Yes. Online sports betting was launched in January 2021.

    What can I do if I feel I have a betting addiction?

    You can call the National Council of Problem Gambling helpline at 1-800-522-4700 or text 1-800-522-4700. You can also live chat at

    Can I bet legally in other States?

    Check out our State-by-State guide to betting in the United States of America by clicking on the link.

    Where can I learn more about Virginia betting laws?

    Visit the official website for the Virginia State Government for more information on Virginia betting laws.