Virginia sports betting is legal and live. The state is among the surprising successes in the United State modern sports betting market. Over 12 sportsbooks, including DraftKings, have already entered the Virginia sports betting market in less than 12 months after the first operator showed up in January 2021. Continue reading to find out everything that you need to know about DraftKings Sportsbook in Virginia.
Is DraftKings Sportsbook legal in Virginia?
Yes, DraftKings sportsbook is legal in Virginia since they are fully licensed. This means that any player who is at least 21 years of age, has a valid US Social Security Number, and physically resides within the state of Virginia can place bets with DraftKings Sportsbook.
About DraftKings in Virginia
DraftKings launched in Virginia on January 24, 2021, just before the National Football League (NFL) conference championship games began and 14 days before the Super Bowl, the biggest and most exciting gambling event on the calendar.
In a press release, Jason Robins, DraftKings CEO said With our customer-focus approach, we hope to be the preferred choice for Virginia players who love having skin in the game. The early debut of DraftKings gave the operator a first-mover edge that is helping the sportsbook assume an early lead in the state. Currently, Draftkings is among the two leading sites that offers gambling in Virginia.
How to register for DraftKings sportsbook in Virginia
Creating an account with DraftKings sportsbook Virginia is pretty easy and fast. You will be able to complete the entire registration process within 10 minutes or less. However, keep in mind that creating an account with the sportsbook will require a couple of your key information, including email address, full name, date of birth, physical address, and the Last four digits of your (SSN) social security number.
DraftKings collects all this information to verify your identity. It is all part of the legal process, as the operator has the responsibility of ensuring that you are a legal sports bettor. Having said that, let's now explore the steps in detail.