fficial data, technology, and commercial partner Genius Sports, which powers the ecosystem connecting sports, betting, and media, announced Friday that it has been granted a permanent sports wagering license by the West Virginia Lottery Commission.
Genius Sports is at the vanguard of the U.S. sports betting industry as state regulators review their position on the practice. Genius Sports is now operational in 13 U.S. states, powering award-winning official data, streaming, and marketing solutions for leading sportsbooks and lotteries. West Virginia was the fifth U.S. state to offer legal and regulated sports betting when it launched in 2018.
Mark Locke, CEO of Genius Sports commented: “Genius Sports is fully committed to supporting the development of, and operating in, regulated territories in partnership with fully licensed sportsbooks. West Virginia remains at the forefront of liberalization in the U.S. and one of the most proactive
proponents of legalized sports wagering. I’m honored that we have been awarded this license to provide our industry-leading services in the Mountain state and that our sportsbook partners will continue to utilize our solutions to help them thrive in this rapidly growing market.”