DraftKings launched the first licensed online casino in West Virginia on July 15, 2020. While DraftKings is best known for its fantasy sports and wagering, it has become one of the biggest players in the regulated online casino industry in the United States. Its West Virginia casino partner is Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
DraftKings West Virginia $2,000 new player bonuses
New DraftKings West Virginia players receive several bonuses. The best deal is the 100% up to $2,000 first deposit bonus. Players that deposit at least $5 receive this.
The playthrough rate is 15 times for slots, keno, rocket and virtual sports. It is 75 times for blackjack and most other table games. The wager requirement is 150 times for baccarat, roulette, video poker and live dealer games. Craps and some other variety games like Slingo and Wheel of Fortune are completely excluded from the DraftKings West Virginia online casino first deposit bonus.
How does the DraftKings West Virginia bonus and its wager requirement work?
The DraftKings casino bonus is added to the player’s account when the first deposit is made. The base playthrough is 15 times to clear it. This only applies to games with higher house edges. This includes most slots and keno games. If a player deposited $100 and played slots or keno, a $100 bonus is added to the account instantly and may be played with at the DraftKings online casino games. However, the bonus and its winnings may not be withdrawn until the wagering requirement is met.
As the return-to-player goes up, so does the DratKings online casino bonus wager requirement. Blackjack and most other table games require 75 times the bonus. For example, it takes $7,500 in wagers to clear a $100 bonus. Video poker, baccarat, roulette and live dealer games require $15,000 in wagers on a $100 deposit at a rate of 150 times the bonus.
Players have 30 days to meet the DraftKings online casino bonus wagering requirement. When accepting the offer, make sure that you will have enough time to bet enough before it expires. Players that do not meet the playthrough requirement will forfeit the entire bonus and all related winnings.
A $2,000 deposit would require $30,000 in wagers at slots and keno, $150,000 at blackjack and most other table games, and $300,000 at roulette, baccarat, video poker and live dealer games. Make sure that you will be able to meet the wagering requirement in 30 days when considering how much to deposit.
How to make a deposit on DraftKings
Making a deposit for the DraftKings West Virginia online casino is simple. Electronic options include Visa, Mastercard and Discover debit and credit cards, PayPal, Play+ Card, electronic check and wire transfers. Deposits are usually instantaneous after approval by your bank.
How to make a withdrawal from DraftKings
It is easy to make a DraftKings withdrawal in West Virginia. Options include electronic check, bank wire, check, PayPal and the Play+ debit card. Withdrawals are typically processed in about one day.
Games available at DraftKings West Virginia online casino
DraftKings offers West Virginia players a library of about 600 online casino games. Over 500 of these titles are slots. This includes classics like Cleopatra, Crazy Money and Lobstermania, as well as the newest slot games. Many DraftKings online casino games are found on West Virginia casino floors. Many are exclusive to West Virginia online casinos.
DraftKings video poker
DraftKings video poker is played using IGT’s Game King software. There are seven options:
- Single hand
- Triple Play
- Five Play
- Ten Play
- Ultimate X Triple Play
- Ultimate X Five Play
- Ultimate X Ten Play
Single line games typically return over 99% with five coins wagered and perfect strategy. The DraftKings video poker games often return 1%, sometimes 1.7%, better than the best ones that players will find at West Virginia casinos.
For example, DraftKings offers Not-so-ugly Deuces Wild. This returns 99.7% to players with five coins wagered and perfect play. The best video poker game we found during our tour of West Virginia casinos was 7/5 Bonus Poker, which returns 98% to players.
Most DraftKings video poker games that do not have wild cards pay 9 on a full house and at least 6 on a flush per coin. Bonus Poker is 8/5. This puts them all above 99%.
Denominations depend on the game and number of hands available. The multihand games start at a penny. Single hand games have dime as its lowest denomination. The maximum denomination is $100 for single hand games, $100 for Triple and Five Play and $50 for 10 Play. At Ultimate X, it is $20 for Triple Play, $10 for Five Play and $5 for Ten Play.
There are nine different games available for all types of DraftKings video poker:
- Bonus Poker
- Bonus Poker Deluxe
- Deuces Wild
- Deuces Wild Bonus
- Double Bonus Poker
- Double Double Bonus Poker
- Jacks or Better
- Joker Poker
- Triple Double Bonus Poker
DraftKings West Virginia table games
There are over 60 table games dealt by the DraftKings online casino. This includes common ones found in the pits of West Virginia, as well as ones exclusive to online casinos in the state.
For example, DraftKings deals Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Casino War and pai gow poker. None of these games are on West Virginia casino floors. This variety is one reason to choose DraftKings over live or other online casinos.
There are 28 blackjack games available. Eight offer a $100,000 jackpot. Bets of $5 or more qualify for it without needing to make a side bet. The minimum blackjack bet at the DraftKings online casino is $1. The maximum is $5,000. Blackjack games come with a basic strategy guide and payback returns in the help section of the software.
DraftKings blackjack games reshuffle after every hand. This is standard for online casinos. The blackjack rules at West Virginia’s DraftKings online casino are:
- Eight decks
- Dealer stands on soft 17
- Double down on two cards before or after splitting
- Pairs may be split up to four hands, except aces
- Split aces receive one card
- No surrender
- Aces may not be re-split
Blackjack is also dealt in two versions as a live dealer game.
- Blackjack XChange
- Spanish 21
- Super Fun 21
- Zappit 21
Other DraftKings table games
This is the list of remaining table games dealt by DraftKings West Virginia. Some games are offered in multiple versions and are shown only once below. The minimum bet for most games is $0.10. The maximum bet is typically $200, though it depends on the game.
- Baccarat (video and live dealer)
- Big Wheel
- Casino Stud
- Casino War
- DJ Wild
- Double Spin Roulette
- Four Card Poker
- I Luv Suits
- Let it Ride
- Mississippi Stud
- Pai gow poker
- Roulette (single and double zero, video and live)
- Texas Hold’em Bonus
- Three Card Poker
- Three Card Showdown
- Three Card Stud
- Texas Hold’em Showdown
- Ultimate Texas Hold’em (video and live)
DraftKings West Virginia FAQs
Does DraftKings accept players from West Virginia?
Yes. West Virginia players may bet on sports, play online casino games and enter daily fantasy sports contests.
How old must I be to open a DraftKings account in West Virginia?
DraftKings players from West Virginia must be at least 21 years old.
Does DraftKings have an online casino in West Virginia?
Yes. DraftKings offers over 500 different online casino games in West Virginia.
Can I make sports bets on DraftKings from West Virginia?
Yes. DraftKings operates an online sportsbook in West Virginia.
What types of casino games are dealt on DraftKings?
Slot machines, video poker, baccarat, blackjack, craps, roulette, Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em are among the games offered by DraftKings West Virginia.
How do I deposit at DraftKings West Virginia?
Debit cards, credit cards, PayPal, Play+ Card, electronic check and wire transfers are among the available deposit options at DraftKings West Virginia.
How do I withdraw from DraftKings West Virginia?
Electronic check, wire transfers, bank transfers, PayPal, Play+ debit card and checks are among the withdrawal options available in West Virginia on DraftKings.