WynnBET Virginia launched in March 2021 as the state's sixth online sportsbook. A clean interface and easy-to-navigate user experience, a smooth mobile app, and a $500 risk-free bet for new users make this a top option for Virginians looking for an online sportsbook. We'll cover what we like about the website, improvements we hope to see as the sportsbook grows, and how bettors can maximize their experience - and their payouts - as they begin to bet.
|+ $1,000 risk-free bet for new users||X Lack of promotions and contests|
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New users are in luck when it comes to WynnBET. The Virginia sports betting site is currently running a promotion that offers up to a $1000 risk-free first bet. It's one of the better sign-up bonuses we've come across among all our reviews. To qualify, players must deposit at least $20, use the correct WynnBET sportsbook promo code, and make their first bet within 10 days of their deposit.
A bettor's first risk-free bet must have odds between -150 and +10,000. If that first bet loses, WynnBET will credit the bettor with the original wagered amount in the form of a free bet. For example, if a bettor placed a $1000 risk-free bet on the Redskins to beat the Eagles and the Redskins lost the game, WynnBET would credit the bettor's account with a $1000 free bet. This is a one-time offer for new users only, so we recommend bettors maximize their potential return by depositing and using the entire $1000 risk-free bet. Make sure to use the correct promo code and to understand whether the risk-free bet you're placing is eligible for the potential free bet.
Once bettors have taken advantage of their risk-free bet, they'll find a handful of additional promotions to use throughout the course of the sports calendar year. Like many major sportsbooks, including BetMGM Sportsbook Virginia, WynnBET places their current promotions and boosts front and center on their home page so bettors will always know what's available to them. Examples include the "Win Hour," which reduces juice on bets every Thursday evening, and the Spin the Wheel promotion which can earn bettors boosted odds, reduced juice, and even a free trip to stay at the Wynn Las Vegas.
WynnBET is a legal and licensed online sportsbook owned and operated by WSI US in Las Vegas. Better known for its upscale hotel, casino, and sportsbook on the strip in Las Vegas, they're now carving out a spot in the online casino and sports betting industry. Though WynnBET is relatively new compared to some of the other sportsbooks and online casinos out there, it provides an excellent experience for all bettors that we'll go over in our WynnBET sportsbook review.
Bettors on WynnBET will have plenty of betting options to choose from once they've registered and made their first deposit. WynnBET in Virginia offers 10 different sports: baseball, basketball, boxing, football, golf, hockey, MMA, motor racing, soccer and tennis. Within those sports, WynnBET offers all North American professional and collegiate sports as well as international leagues across the globe.
Whether bettors are interested in betting on the most popular sports like the NFL, NBA or NHL, or are interested in something different like MMA or boxing, WynnBET has you covered. Though they don't offer betting markets such as cricket, lacrosse, and rugby, the vast majority of bettors will find that the 10 available sports give them all the options they need.
Whether you're on the desktop website or the WynnBET mobile app, there are plenty of different betting options available for players in all the major sports betting markets. Here are some of the most common.
Straight Bets: A straight bet is the most common form of bet at online sportsbooks. It refers to a bet on a game's point spread or total, or one team's moneyline odds. For example, a player could bet on the Wizards -6.5, the Wizards -220 moneyline, or the Wizards-Bucks game to go over 224.5.
Total Lines: Betting the total is a bet on whether the total number of points, runs, or goals will be higher or lower than the number set by oddsmakers. For example, if a Redskins-Cowboys total is set at 43.5 and the final score is 27-20 (47 points), players who bet the over would win the bet.
Moneylines: A moneyline bet is a bet on which team will win the game. The point spread and total are not taken into account when betting the moneyline.
Parlay Bets: A parlay bet is a combination of two or more individual bets that yields more lucrative odds for bettors. The caveat is that each straight bet included in the parlay must be successful for the parlay to win. For example, a parlay including the Celtics, Sixers, and Wizards to win would only be successful if all three teams won their respective games.
Futures Bets: A futures bet is a season-long bet on whether something will or won't happen by the end of the season. Examples include the Washington Football Team to win over or under 7.5 games or for Bradley Beal to win NBA MVP.
Prop Bets: Prop bets are bets made on whether something will or won't occur during the course of a game or event. For example, a bettor could place a bet on whether Alexander Ovechkin will record a goal in the Captials' upcoming game. Most prop bets have odds between -115 and +115, similar to point spreads and totals.
WynnBET is one of the most established brands in Las Vegas, so it's no surprise that its online sports betting experience is a great one. Whether it's on the WynnBET Virginia website or on the go with the WynnBET Virginia app, bettors will have access to hundreds of different betting options within each game, the ability to create parlays, bet on live events, and receive promotional offers and perks. Here are some of our favorites that WynnBET offers to its players.
Don't click out of the WynnBET Virginia sportsbook or app after you place your bet. Live betting continues to gain popularity given bettors' abilities to stream games across the country. Bettors have access to live betting markets during the duration of a game or an event with odds that change in real-time. A nice feature on both the desktop and WynnBET app is that odds flash in green when odds shorten and red when odds lengthen so bettors will know which way the odds are shifting.
Given that the majority of bettors are watching their games in real time, having an early cash-out option is a major bonus. Luckily, it's something that WynnBET VA offers. Bettors have the ability to cash out a bet before the conclusion of a game. Whether you're worried about a backdoor cover or simply want to pull out your cash to place it on another bet, you'll have that option at WynnBET on certain games.
Bettors collect chips based on the wagers they place, and those chips can be cashed in for wheel spins that include promotions and offer like boosted parlays and reduced juice. WynnBET also offers various odds boosts on given markets, though in Virginia they're sporadic outside of the "Win Hour," which reduces juice on games from 5 to 6 p.m. ET. We expect more boosts in the future but for now, it's pretty limited at WynnBET.
Because WynnBET Virginia Sportsbook is still new, it currently does not offer same-game parlays. We expect that to change in the future but as of now, bettors will need to create parlays that are made up of different games. Given that same-game parlays are becoming more common with online sports betting, it's likely only a matter of time before they are offered at WynnBET.
WynnBET offers an easy registration process for its users. It's nearly identical to the steps that bettors would find at other sportsbooks. Bettors will need to provide the standard name, email, date of birth, address and password to begin the process of creating a WynnBET account. After that, bettors will need to verify their age with the last four digits of their Social Security number and verify their location using a geolocator. Sign-up is complete after bettors choose a deposit method to begin betting.
WynnBET provides a simple banking process for its users. Bettors looking to deposit funds or withdraw their winnings will be able to do so using all of the most popular options. Here's what the process looks like in both instances.
Bettors are able to choose a deposit option once they've registered. They can also change and add those options later in the process. Deposit options include debit and credit cards, PayPal, online bank transfer, eCheck, and the WynnBET Play+ debit card. WynnBET Virginia does not currently have a physical sportsbook and casino attached to it so cash options are not available at this time. Users are limited to three linked credit cards per account but that shouldn't be an issue for the majority of bettors. Deposited funds are able to be used almost immediately, which is a plus using WynnBET.
Withdrawing funds from the WynnBET sportsbook is as simple as depositing funds. Bettors are able to pull their funds from their WynnBET account using PayPal, online bank transfer, eCheck, and the WynnBET Play+ debit card. While there aren't as many options as users may see at other online sports betting sites, the PayPal option should work for the majority of bettors.
The WynnBET Online Sportsbook in Virginia does not currently offer many contests or tournaments. They're still in the beginning stages of their online sportsbook platform so we won't hold it against them, and such a big fish in the sports betting pond will certainly have those contests and tournaments in the future. Though they don't currently offer them, what we like about WynnBET's setup is that the WynnBET offers and promotions are promoted heavily on the front page of both the desktop website and mobile app. So if and when those contests and tournaments go live at WynnBET Virginia and in other states, bettors will know about them.
The WynnBET Online Sportsbook VA features a rewards program that bettors will enjoy. It's called LIVE! Rewards and bettors can collect chips that, in turn, can be accumulated and eventually used on wheel spins that give bettors additional perks, bonuses, odds boosts and free bets. It's not the best rewards program of the sportsbooks that we've reviewed, but we expect that it will continue to improve as WynnBET continues to carve out a spot in the online betting market.
The WynnBET Sportsbook for Virginia bettors is, in a word, simple. There are no funky color schemes or noisy graphics that look fun but don't provide all that much information. Sometimes bettors simply want to research markets, analyze odds, and place bets. That's what WynnBET provides users. Markets are categorized by sport, individual games and matchups are listed clearly, and live betting changes flash in green (for higher odds) and red (for lower odds). It's nothing major, but it is a unique feature that we haven't experienced at other sportsbooks.
Bet slips populate effectively in real-time so bettors know what they're betting and what their potential payout would be on a win. The only critique we have of the WynnBET Virginia is that pages can take some time to load. While that shouldn't be too big of an issue for most bettors, it could come into play for those who are making live bets.
The best sports betting apps are the ones that mirror their desktop counterparts. That's what bettors get with the WynnBET mobile sportsbook. The home page has a search bar at the top and also lists all available sports betting markets. Below that list of markets, bettors will find the current promotions and boosts available. More so than other sportsbooks, the WynnBET app heavily promotes live betting markets within its app. Bettors can scroll down the home page of the mobile app to find markets broken out by sport and league. It's easy to use and navigate and we had no issues with lag time or timing out. The WynnBET sportsbook app is available for both Apple and Android devices, and each individual state has its own mobile app (as opposed to a FanDuel or DraftKings Virgnia, which has one app for all states).
The online sports betting experience at WynnBET is an excellent one. The web-based platform uses a blue and gold color scheme and an interface that follows the same format as most major sportsbooks. There is a collapsible left rail that features all 10 sports betting markets, a banner in the middle of the page with current promotions and odds boosts, and betslips that populate on the right side of the screen. There's a search bar on the top of the page and both account information and notifications on the top right of the page. It's an easy page to navigate and doesn't include anything overly confusing or colorful. What you see is what you get at WynnBET, and that's a good thing.
One of the best reasons to use legal and licensed Virginia gambling site like what WynnBET provides is the security and safety they provide. WynnBET's online sportsbook and the WynnBET app are secure and encrypted, meaning all personal information that you provide is safe and secure. Still, it's important for bettors to use a strong password that's difficult to guess for additional security.
The sports betting industry continues to make a point of making sure its bettors are gambling responsibly. WynnBET is no different, providing its bettors who require assistance or may have a gambling problem with ample resources. WynnBET Virginia has a Responsible Gaming link found within players' account information on the top right of its sportsbook website and mobile app. That Responsible Gaming page provides users with information on how to set limitations, self-exclusion, wager and deposit limits, and more. There are also Virginia-specific resources that bettors can use.
More so than other sportsbooks we've reviewed, WynnBET does a nice job of helping users identify if they have a gambling problem by providing warning sign examples, facts and myths of what a gambling problem is or isn't, and realities of those problems. It's pretty thorough and should give bettors the resources they need.
WynnBET Sportsbook Virginia provides an exceptional experience for its users. That being said, issues may arise every so often that will require help. The good news is that WynnBET customer support is one of the most comprehensive and helpful of all the online sportsbooks we've reviewed. Live chat is available 24/7 and is able to help bettors out with just about any issues or problems. WynnBET sportsbook also provides a telephone number (844-745-0948) that is available between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST, and bettors can also email customer support at email@example.com. Most users will find that the live chat function, which is available on desktop and the WynnBET sportsbook app, fulfills all customer support needs, but it is nice to have the phone and email options as secondary support.
There's a lot to like at WynnBET Virginia. Its strong brand name appeal gives us hope that they will continue to grow their online sportsbook to include even more promotions and incentives that keep them competitive among the other sportsbooks out there. We love the simplicity and ease of use when navigating the desktop page and WynnBET Virginia app, and the interface gives you only what you need. That's a breath of fresh air when compared to other sportsbooks with noisy, cluttered home pages. Simplicity is a good thing here.
WynnBET can't compete with other online sportsbooks in terms of promotions, bonuses, contests, tournaments and boosts - yet - but we won't be surprised if that changes in the near future. An enticing WynnBET welcome bonus and a potential free bet of up to $500, competitive odds, and a rock-solid user experience makes WynnBET a solid betting option for Virginians looking to get going. Take advantage of the $500 risk-free bet and enjoy all that the WynnBET app and desktop site have to offer.
Yes, Virginia is one of seven states that WynnBET is legal and licensed in. The other five are Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey and Tennessee.
Yes, WynnBET is legal in the state of Virginia after the state passed legal online sports betting laws in April 2020. WynnBET arrived in Virginia in March 2021.
Bettors must be 21 years old in Virginia to bet on WynnBET. Users will need to provide the last four digits of their Social Security number to verify that they're old enough to be betting on the WynnBET sportsbook.
WynnBET does have online casino games, but of the states that they're located in, only WynnBET Michigan and New Jersey tout legal casino gaming online.
Any and all winnings that bettors make while betting on sports are considered taxable income. Bettors must declare those winnings each year.
Bettors are not allowed to place wagers on college teams that are based in Virginia or collegiate games that take place in the state of Virginia. All other collegiate sports bets are legal.
Yes, WynnBET is available in five states outside of Virginia: Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey and Tennessee. Bettors will need to use a geolocator to verify that they're in one of those states where WynnBET is available in order to use the desktop or mobile app.
WynnBET has three different customer support options for bettors to use: phone, email and live chat. Customer service at WynnBET is available from 8:30 a.m. ET to 2 a.m. ET.
Yes, the WynnBET casino app is available for both Apple and Android users and the sportsbook app includes the same promotions, offers and user experience that the WynnBET website does.
Yes, WynnBET provides live betting on both the WynnBET website and WynnBET mobile betting app. The response time is quick on both and WynnBET provides this type of betting for all major markets.
Mark Strotman is a veteran sports journalist who has covered the Chicago Bulls and the NBA for NBC Sports Chicago for about 8 years. His work has also appeared on ESPN.com, FoxSports.com, The Chicago Tribune, Yahoo Sports and NBC Sports. He covered the NBA Playoffs in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 as well as Team USA Basketball in 2014 and 2016. He has also covered high school football and was nominated for a Midwest Emmy in 2016 for his work on a documentary featuring local Chicago product and NFL prospect Miles Boykin.