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Best WV online casino sites

By Ingrid N. Beya. Updated:

Bojoko helps you to find WV casinos online. Online casinos have become increasingly popular in West Virginia ever since they were legalized back in March 2019. They are the online versions of the brick-and-mortar casinos that you'd typically find in the Mountain State.

The choice available when it comes to online casinos in WV can be overwhelming, and with many new casinos popping up, players are pretty much spoilt for choice! Not sure where to start? We've got you covered here at Bojoko. On this page you'll find out everything you need to know about online casinos, from different types of bonus offers to games and even payment methods. Finding that perfect online casino in West Virginia is just a few clicks away.

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WHY LOOK FOR WV ONLINE CASINOS ON BOJOKO?

Bojoko is essentially your one-stop shop for all things related to online casinos. We’ve done extensive research to help take out any headache when it comes to finally making your choice when selecting a West Virginia casino. Our team is constantly making updates, ensuring you have the most accurate information when it comes to gambling safely and legally on WV casinos.

We also have experts testing the casinos so there's no bias, or us influencing your decision-making. Our testers review many aspects of website design, customer service, and even types of banking methods available which gives you a thorough overview of what to expect from that particular online casino.

Meet our experts:

Ingrid N. Beya

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Ingrid N. Beya

Ingrid's main priorities are writing content, newsletters, PR (awards submissions) as well as managing country-specific pages on the website. She got her first taste in gaming whilst working part-time as a Customer Service Advisor at Coral Bookmakers during university. There she managed to learn about sports betting, slots, responsible gaming, as well as online gaming. Who knew such information would come in handy eight years later! After graduating from the University of Hull with a degree in International Business BA (Hons), Ingrid wanted to focus on marketing. She takes a parti...
Kati Saari

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Kati Saari

Kati's career in the iGaming industry dates back all the way to 2014. During these past years, she has tested hundreds of casinos and written thousands of reviews and articles. On top of that, she has managed several sites and thus has evolved into an iron-clad expert in her own field. “When I started my career, mobile gaming was the latest thing the casinos were investing in. Also, gamification was the new trend. It was very exciting to witness the birth of first casinos that began awarding players for simply playing their games.” Kati Saari has a degree in Business and Administra...
Ville Saari

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Ville Saari

Ville Saari is a gaming veteran who has worked in the industry since 2009. Ville has written thousands of reviews and articles over the years about casinos and gambling in general. He has also managed some of the largest Nordic gambling-related sites. He joined Bojoko in 2020 to find new challenges in life. “It has been interesting to see the rise of remote gambling and the changes the industry has gone through. I still remember writing about the fairly recent casino release that has challenged how we play. That newcomer was Mr. Green.” Ville is an IT engineer, and the engineer’s f...

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WV online casinos, sorted by the owner

Excluding bookies, poker sites, and bingo, there are seven online WV casinos. Here's a complete list, sorted by the casino firms.

The Greenbrier Casino

Hollywood Casino

Mountaineer Casino

What to expect from WV online casinos

Up until online casinos were legalized in West Virginia, only brick-and-mortar casinos were available. Online casinos offer the exact same things as a land-based casino - extensive game selections and great customer service - except everything is conveniently placed online. Also, online casinos are more likely to offer heftier welcome bonuses for new players. 

As it stands, there are five land-based casinos that are eligible to open up to three casino skins each, meaning in the future there will be a total of 15 online casinos in West Virginia.

At first glance, it may appear that the legislation regarding online casinos may be stern, considering licenses are only granted to existing land-based casinos and that there's a limit, however, this works to the benefit of players. Handing over the reigns to established land-based casinos ensures you're getting an online casino that is backed by years of experience from professionals. Also, with a less saturated market, you're more likely to get a better quality selection of online casinos.

The standards set by the West Virginia Lottery Interactive Wagering Act also ensure players are protected when playing online. A safe and secure online casino should:

With such measures in place, all WV online casinos are compliant and aim to work in the best interest of the consumer.

Why is this good for you as a consumer?

BETTER QUALITY CHOICES

If you've ever heard the saying "less is more", this definitely applies to the number of choices available as an online gambling customer. Because the land-based casinos are the only ones able to open an online casino, there are fewer choices but this doesn't by any means indicate a lack of quality. It's in fact the opposite.

The land-based casinos that have been in the industry for decades have created online casinos based on their experience and can focus on launching a meaningful product that customers can enjoy as well as trust.

This also makes it easier for players to scout the best casinos as opposed to trawling the internet for online casinos that aren't necessarily the best.

BONUSES

To incentivize new players, WV online casinos will often introduce great bonuses once customers sign up. It's not uncommon to find bonuses that can give you up to 100% of your deposit and oftentimes these are accompanied by bonus spins. Another common incentive is to give new players no-deposit bonuses.

Bonus terms vary between each online casino but are easy to follow if you wish to withdraw earnings later.

Find out more about how bonuses work on our West Virginia casino bonuses page.

GAMES

WV online casino sites offer the same selection of games that you would find in a land-based casino and more! From video slots to video poker, roulette, and even blackjack, you're sure to find something that will tickle your fancy!

You can rest assured that the games have been tested and slots utilize a Random Number Generator (RNG) meaning that all slots are completely random and fair. You'll also find that games are provided by well-established iGaming companies that take the time to produce fun, creative and engaging games for online players.

In addition to the types of games mentioned above, WV online casinos offer live casino games so can enjoy the thrill and the action of a land-based casino, but from your computer or mobile device.

You can find out more about the game selection and slots in general on our West Virginia slots page.

How to verify your new WV online casino account

As mentioned in the last step, once you register for your new casino account you’ll be taken to a verification stage which is a simple process known as "Know Your Customer: (KYC)."

The KYC step is extremely important as it helps the online casino to verify the exact identity of the player, prevent minors from playing, and to also prevent fraudulent activity such as money laundering. 

Information required of you once you register:

Documents needed to verify this information:

Banking options at West Virginia online casinos

There are a plethora of banking methods available at WV online casinos to suit everyone’s needs. Topping up your account is fairly easy and withdrawals are often done in a timely manner depending upon each method.

Some methods include:

Responsible gambling at WV online casinos

Playing at a West Virginia online casino should be a fun and thrilling experience. It's important to remember that these platforms are for entertainment purposes and should not be used as a means to gain extra income.

A standard on all WV online casinos is to have procedures to help encourage responsible gambling. Responsible gambling tools that you'll notice on online casinos include:

It's also important to note, that as online casinos are businesses, their aim is to make money. While it's great to win, losing at times is inevitable and one should never chase their losses. This is why it's recommended tonally gamble with money that you can afford to lose.

For more tips, you can follow up on our Responsible gambling page.

West Virginia online casinos FAQ

All legal US casinos have the logo of the local regulator on their site (usually in the footer). In this case, it would be the logo of the WV Lottery. This means the casino is licensed and regulated, so it's legal for you to play there.

Yes. 

The legislation allows land-based casinos to operate three casino skins each, and there are five land-based casinos. There are seven online casinos available in West Virginia at the moment. In the future, we may see up to 15.

No.

You have to pay a 6.5% state tax for your online casino winnings. In addition, casinos need to report big wins ($1,200 or more) to the IRS. The federal tax rate for gambling winnings is 24%. These must be reported on a Form W-2G. The tax applies only to net winnings, meaning you can deduct your losses.

The West Virginia State Tax Department has more information about this on its website, more specifically, the file TSD-432, Backup Withholding From Gambling Winnings.

No.

Online casinos do use geo-validator software to determine your IP address and verify whether or not you’re located in the state. An app called GeoComply is used to verify your location.

Some online casinos also have the same functionality built in their own casino app so there’s no need to download another. 

No.

The West Virginia Lottery Interactive Wagering Act does not permit playing on offshore sites, and doing so counts as a misdemeanor which is punishable by a fine ($5 - $100). It is unknown whether anyone has actually been fined for playing on offshore casinos, but if there are legal sites on offer, why risk it?

21. You need to be 21 or older for all forms of gambling in West Virginia. You can find out more information about legal online gambling on our main West Virginia page.

 

Ingrid N. Beya

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Ingrid's main priorities are writing content, newsletters, PR (awards submissions) as well as managing country-specific pages on the website.

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