Virginia Sports Betting Declines In April

Published: 1st June 2021
Author: Joe Kizlauskas
Last Updated: 1st June 2021

The sports betting business in Virginia has reached nearly $900 million in bets after just over three months of operation. The overall handle in April was $236,432,524, which is a decrease from recent figures. Players took home slightly over $216 million out of that total. In comparison to March, the monthly total fell by just over 22 percent.

The first month-over-month drop

The sports betting business had a month-over-month decline for the first time in April. The industry only began this year on January 21st, and betting numbers have continued to rise. The overall handle in March was $304 million, but it was also the month when bettors could watch NCAA March Madness games.

Sportsbooks in the state made $19.4 million last month. This was a considerable decrease from the previous month’s $26.6 million. The total adjusted gross revenue was $11.4 million. April brought in $1.7 million in taxes, plus a little more than $41,000 for problem gambling.

NHL, NBA, and MLB betting possibilities are available in the sports betting market, although these leagues do not get as much attention as the NFL and NCAA March Madness. As the league seasons shift, almost every state experiences a downturn in late spring and early summer.

Unibet launch

Unibet, a new operator, entered the sports betting market during the month of April. Pala Interactive LLC, a subsidiary of the Pala Band of Mission Indians, debuted the brand in the state in collaboration with the Kindred Group. The brand went active in Pennsylvania and Indiana shortly before the launch.

After the Kindred Group was licenced in late April of this year, online gaming businesses were authorised to operate in the state. Unibet Interactive was granted a mobile sports betting licence with direct market access. Unibet’s online sportsbook has a clean design with a distinctive green and white colour scheme.

Popular markets, as well as all sports available, are mentioned on the left-hand side of the home page. Simply choose an option and begin betting. The site also displays current live events so that gamers can begin betting in real time.

Virginia will move closer to the $1 billion wager milestone at a faster rate if more operators enter the sector. If they can handle approximately $140 million in wagers this month, the brand would be the fastest to reach the $1 billion milestone in the United States. The totals will be released soon, and we’ll be able to see how the state fared in the most recent month.

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About Joe Kizlauskas

Joe is a seasoned iGaming copywriter and speaker who has been in the business since 2015. He's written more words on all elements of iGaming than he likes to remember, and he's contributed material to a number of well-known brands. Joe may be seen playing 5 a side, at the gym or playing games on his Playstation when he is not writing.