Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has secured a vendor registration for Virginia for its flagship affiliate site World Sports network (WSN.com), from the Virginia Lottery. With immediate effect, WSN is finally able to provide a suite of sports betting services to residents of Old Dominion.
WSN is focused on delivering sports news coverage and match statistics, allowing fans to stay up to date on all the latest developments in their sport of choice. The news site has expanded its operations significantly since the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 was deemed unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court in May 2018.
With this latest state-approved license WSN is now licensed in 11 states where sports betting is legal and regulated. The authorization comes at an exciting time for residents in Virginia, with a number of sports betting platforms having been authorized since the state officially opened its doors for business in January 2021.
Jonas Warrer, Managing Director of GiG Media, said: “We are excited to add Virginia to the growing list of states where we can offer legal sports betting content. WSN continues to gain momentum throughout North America and the Virginia license approval brings us one step closer to our ambition of turning the site into primary go-to sites for all US sports bettors.“
WSN’s move is timely given Virginia’s prodigious January sports betting debut, with sportsbooks collecting nearly $60m in wagers in the first 11 days after the market launched on January 21, the second-highest monthly total in US history for any state in its first month of legal sports betting. According to official data released by the Virginia Lottery, the state’s sportsbooks generated $58.9m in handle in January.