FAQ: How To Bet Online in Virginia
Virginia regulators caught the betting world off-guard when they approved the launch of Virginia online sports betting on Thursday.
But how you can sign up to bet in Virgina, and what other sportsbooks are coming soon?
Here’s everything you need to know about online sports betting in Virginia.
Virginia Sports Betting FAQ
Which sports betting apps are currently live in Virginia?
Right now, only FanDuel Sportsbook is live in Virginia. This is due to their partnership with the Washington Football Team.
What other sports betting apps will become available in Virginia?
Several of FanDuel's top competitors are said to be approved to accept wagers imminently, before the Super Bowl. Those include DraftKings Sportsbook, BetMGM, and possibly Barstool Sportsbook.
Can I bet on my computer in Virginia?
Yes, while most players use apps like FanDuel and DraftKings on their phones, you can also place bets on your computer's browser in Virginia-- but you may have to enable location tracking software.
Are Virginia sports betting apps available in the App Store?
Sports betting apps in Virginia are available on iPhones and iPads through the Apple App Store. However, they are available as a direct-download on Android-- not on the Google Play Store.
What sports can I bet on in Virginia?
There are no restrictions on which sports you can bet on in Virginia. FanDuel Sportsbook and other operators will offer action on all major professional and college sporting events, along with far-flung international events like tennis and ping pong.
What types of bets can I place?
Virginia regulators allow the full menu of sports betting options: spread, moneyline, total, parlay, futures, prop, and teaser bets.
How old do I have to be to bet online in Virginia?
Like all states that offer sports betting, you have to be at least 21 to bet in Virginia. This is verified through a registration check when you supply identifying information.
Do I have to live in Virginia to bet there?
No, you only need to be physically located in the state of Virgina when you place a bet there. It's like going to a casino-- you don't need to live in a state to gamble there. Your location is verified through your phone's GPS or a program installed on your desktop or laptop computer.
Are online sportsbooks legal in Virginia?
Yes, sports betting is legal in Virginia.
Are there signup bonuses for sports betting apps in Virginia?
Yes, most legal sports betting apps offer some form of signup bonus. Virginia is no different. FanDuel Sportsbook, the lone operator to offering sports betting so far, gives new users a $1,000 risk-free bet for their first real money bet.
What deposit options are there?
Virginia sportsbooks offer a range of deposit options, including credit-debit card, online banking, echeck (ACH), PayPal, Zelle, wire transfer, Cash at Counter, Pay Near Me, FanDuel Prepaid Play+ card, and even gift card.
Are online casino games offered in Virginia?
No. While online sportsbooks in other states offer online casino games, they are not yet available in Virgina. Just sports betting.
What is the minimum bet in Virginia?
You can bet $1 (or less) in Virginia, with the max bet varying depending on the operator's risk tolerance. So get betting with as little as you'd like!
If you have any additional questions, feel free to leave them in the comments!