Penn National Gaming Inc expects to begin offering sports betting at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on September 1. The company’s West Virginia sports book will be managed by William Hill US. The company said it will deliver a “state-of-the-art betting experience”.

Penn has been actively developing a new sports book conveniently located near the Skybox Sports Bar, installing new walls and adding dozens of new televisions for customers to enjoy sports action from across the country and around the world.

Timothy J Wilmott, chief executive officer, commented: “Penn National is excited to soon begin offering sports wagering for our customers in West Virginia. The enthusiasm around sports betting has been growing since the federal ban was repealed in May, and we look forward to providing our patrons with another great amenity to enjoy at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.”

Scott Saunders, general manager at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, said: “Our customers can’t wait to begin wagering on sports. This region is a hotbed of both professional sports and college athletics, and we look forward to becoming a destination for fans in West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC.”

At the latest count, Penn operated 28 facilities in 16 jurisdictions including Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Ontario, Canada. Across those venues it operates approximately 34,100 gaming machines, 770 table games and 4,800 hotel rooms. The company also offers social online gaming through its Penn Interactive Ventures division.