- Unique and local design
- Centered around American sports and competitions
- Live betting and promotions section included
- Lacking any betting features such as odds boosts
- Small selection of sports available
- Only two methods of deposits and withdrawals
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Review of the bookmaker Betly from Legalbet
The Betly sportsbook is the second attempt at online sports betting from Delaware North, who owns both the Mardi Gras Casino and the Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino and Racetrack. Betly acts as the online and mobile app sportsbook for both of the West Virginia casinos.
The sports betting product is an inhouse sportsbook, which we have seen pop up around the country. In short, these sites provide a great opportunity for players to bet locally while also giving physical locations a larger reach in the state, though they often have difficulties competing with the bigger sportsbooks.
This is definitely the case again for Betly, as the sportsbook has a limited selection of sports and betting lines available. There are certainly some outstanding positives for the sportsbook however, as both live betting and promotions are available, which cannot be said for all inhouse sports betting sites.
Betly also has a mobile app which can be downloaded and used to make bets from anywhere in the state. Local West Virginians and American sports lovers should have no problems at all enjoying this sportsbook, as the site and betting apps are designed well and function smoothly.
Odds — good
The ability to bet on competitions as they are being played is certainly one of the most requested. Betly gives players this opportunity with its live betting section. This includes games and competitions from all different sports.
The main advantages of live betting boil down to two things:
The ability to watch part of the competition before making a bet
Waiting until the odds are in your favor to make a previously invaluable bet
While the Betly live betting section does not include many extra features, it does have many different games from different sports that can be bet on live. The main bet types will also be featured including moneyline, totals and spread bets.
These bets can be made at any point in the game while they are available, and placing a wager on live games can be done in the same way as regular pregame betting.
Having a live betting section instantly makes an online sportsbook more attractive, and we hope to see some more features added to the Betly one in the future for a truly great experience.
Odds — normal
The sports included on the Betly Sportsbook completely revolve around the American market, with no strictly international sports included. Football, baseball and basketball will be featured at the top of the site most often, and will also often include the highest number of betting lines.
Betly does however include some international leagues such as the Japan NPB for baseball and the Chinese CBA basketball league. In total, the number of sports are quite limited when compared with other sportsbooks in West Virginia, however the top draws are all there.
- Auto Racing
- Basketball (pro and collegiate)
- Football (pro and collegiate)
- Fighting (boxing and MMA)
Deposits and Withdrawals
Payment transactions are also another problem that we run into with inhouse sportsbooks, as the selection is usually limited.
Betly has made the smart decision of adding the Play+ card to its repertoire, giving players the ability to mobily deposit and withdraw, however that and cash are where the payment methods seemingly end.
Betly Play+ Card
Cash at cage
Deposits and withdraws can be made online after logging into your account. The Play+ Card is commonly used on most sportsbooks and can be used for both depositing funds and withdrawing them. Signing up for the card can be done on the Betly website, and funds can be added though most forms of payments.
Players can also visit the physical location casinos and make payments to and from their online accounts. These locations accept cash and operate with extended business hours.
Wheeling Island - 1 S Stone St, Wheeling, WV 26003 (9AM - 2AM)
Mardi Gras - 1 Greyhound Dr, Cross Lanes, WV 25313 (9AM - 4AM)
Registration & Verification
Signing up on Betly certainly has more reach than the previous sections we have covered. This is because registering an account can be done completely online, or by downloading the mobile app and signing up there.
IOS versions of the app can be downloaded in the Apple Store, while Android apps will have a different process.
Go to the Betly website from an Android device and tap on the ‘Download’ button for Androids
Once the app is downloaded onto your device, open the file and click on install
Then you will be able open the app, accept permissions and create an account
Registration can be done either in person or online, though the online process is certainly more convenient for most members of the state.
The online signup process contains a one page form that needs to be filled out, which can be started by clicking on the ‘Join Now’ button. The signup includes things like your name, address and terms and conditions. Once completed, Betly will send you an email to approve your account.
Betly Mobile App
In addition to the online sports betting site from Betly, there are also mobile betting apps that can be downloaded to your Apple or Android devices. These allow for maximum convenience for sports bettors around the state.
The mobile apps themselves will still contain the things that made the in-person betting and online sportsbooks popular.
This includes the same sports, live betting and promotions section as well as a great local design.
The major benefits of using the Betly mobile app include the ability to bet on the go from anywhere in the state, and the quick functionality of the app that make betting both easy and enjoyable to do.
With a base setting for the newly launched mobile app, there is plenty of room to make an already good app even better.
Information about the company
Questions and answers
Betly is currently only available for online betting in the state of West Virginia. The brand’s owner, Delaware North, has properties in several states so it is possible that future locations are in store.
The only other current Betly location is at the Southland Casino Racetrack in Arkansas. Sports betting in the state is strictly offline, meaning that players in the state will need to visit the location and use the betting kiosks.
1550 North Ingram Blvd, West Memphis, AR 72301
The main bets that you will see on the Betly app are the moneyline, totals and the spread. These will be available in nearly every head-to-head competition on the app.
However, players will also have the opportunity to make prop bets, futures and live bets as well.
When adding multiple betting markets to your bet slip, a few more bet types become available. These include parlays, teasers and round robins.
The latter two are an especially good find as they are not guaranteed to be on every mobile sports betting app.
Since the Betly Sportsbook is just getting started, there is currently only one available promotion for sports betting.
It often goes with sportsbooks that are done by the casinos themselves, that players can expect to generally find fewer promotions than on the big betting sites and apps.
However, in principle, players can expect to see just about anything pop up in the promotions section. These can include things like free bets, parlay or odds boosts or Betly’s own unique promotions.
Bonus offers can be accessed anytime by going to the promotions section on Betly’s sportsbook.