- The people of West Virginia have a couple of great sportsbooks open and taking bets for SB54.
- Odds vary between each of the sports betting applications giving a reason for gamblers to shop lines to find the best wagers.
- Super Bowl LIV will see the Kansas City Chiefs face off against the San Francisco 49ers.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Residents of West Virginia have various sportsbooks offering wagers for Super Bowl LIV. The state is home to some of the best sports betting operators in the nation. Plenty of odds and wagers are listed for these books and SB54.
The Big Three WV Sportsbooks
The Mountain State is home to five different land-based sportsbooks. The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs operates a FanDuel sports betting business.
This facility will not be holding any SB54 promotions but they offer a lounge with 21 televisions and comfortable seating for NFL fans to watch and wager on the game. The Greenbrier is a private resort so you will need to book a room in order to enjoy this amenity.
The Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races offers a DraftKings sportsbook. They are presently running a promotion called “The Big Game Kiosk Game”. Promotional kiosks allow bettors to enter who they believe will win SB54 for a chance to win $20 in slot machine playing money.
Entries close at 6 p.m. on game day. Other than that, the establishment offers a terrific atmosphere and a number of wagers for patrons to bet on the Super Bowl.
The Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort in New Cumberland has a sports betting lounge that is run by William Hill. This sportsbook is open from 9 a.m. EST – 12 a.m. EST Super Bowl Sunday. They will be accepting a variety of wagers for SB LIV. Patrons will experience a true sportsbook atmosphere, but no SB54 promotions are being given for the event.
They're Back Just In Time
The last two sports betting facilities in West Virginia have just reopened in time for the biggest betting day of the year. Mardi Gras Casino & Resort in Cross Lanes and Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack in Wheeling have once again opened to take bets on sporting matches after partnering with International Gaming Technology (IGT) to run their sports betting operations with their IGT PlaySports platform.
Wheeling Island will be hosting a “Big Game Watch Party” beginning at 6:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, February 2. Prizes and free plays will be given out to those that enter the contest to spin the prize wheel during the game. A total of 16 winners will be chosen out of a barrel, four at the end of each quarter. Wagers on the game will be taken during this time as well.
Mardi Gras Casino will be holding two Super Bowl inspired events at their location. “Football, Food, & Freeplay” will be at the Sports Bar. There will be tailgate-style foods, $2 Yuengling beers, and the chance to win free plays through a drawing that will take place at both the Pre-Game and Half-Time parts of SB54.
The second promotion is the “Big Game Prize Claim”. Pre-Game drawings to win up to $500 in free plays will occur every 20 minutes for two hours prior to the start of the game. Half time will see even more winners. Each customer will receive one free ticket for the contest. Of course, wagers on SB LIV can be taken at any point at this sportsbook.
The Odds And Ends
DraftKings does the most business in West Virginia when it comes to taking wagers on sports matches. Their current odds for the big game have the Kansas City Chiefs as the 1.5-point favorite to win. Their moneyline sees the Chiefs with odds of -122. The San Francisco 49ers are the underdog with +108 odds and Total points at Over 54.
BetMGM has the Chiefs favored by 1.5 points as well and gives them moneyline odds of -121. The 49ers are once again the underdog( +105) and have a Total points wager set on the Over at 54.5 points. FanDuel Sportsbook has Kansas City as the 1.5-point favorite with moneyline odds of -128. The San Francisco 49ers have odds of +112 and a Totals of Over 53.5.
All of these sportsbooks are enjoyed through their mobile/internet platforms. Sports bettors in West Virginia will be able to enjoy a risk-free bet with each operator for $500 on the Super Bowl. This only applies to people that are not yet members of the sportsbooks. But this offer is available at FanDuel, DraftKings, and BetMGM, respectively.
The Bottom Line
West Virginia has many options for sports bettors and the Super Bowl. The trend among the top three mobile sportsbooks is that the Kansas City Chiefs are the clear favorite to win SB54 with the odds they’ve been given.
San Francisco is coming into the game not expected to win by bookies. There is no variation for the spread of the game over these three books. However, the moneylines and totals for the over/under are different.
This is what shopping lines are. Gamblers shop lines to find the sportsbooks offering the best odds for the wager they want to place. If a diehard 49ers fan believes the famed franchise will win SB54 and chooses to wager on their straight up to win, the best bet for the biggest payout would be at FanDuel. Similar strategies are taken by bettors who prefer online sportsbooks based in other countries.
Super Bowl 54 begins at 6:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, February 2. The Kansas City Chiefs will be led on the field by star quarterback Patrick Mahomes. If the San Francisco 49ers can somehow stop Mahomes, then that could mean big payouts for anyone wagering on the underdogs to win it.