Virginia Sports Betting Apps: How To Bet On Your Phone

Written By Matt Burke on January 21, 2021
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Virginia sports betting goes live today with the launching of FanDuel Sportsbook in the state. This means you can now legally bet on sports on your laptop or home computer, as well as from an app on your phone if you’re within state borders.

Here is a quick guide on how to start online sports betting on your phone in Virginia.

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Step 1: Sign up for FanDuel Sportsbook

FanDuel Sportsbook is the only show in town at the moment.

FD has a terrific sign up bonus for new users in Virginia, as the sportsbook will give you a $1000 Risk Free bet. If you lose your first wager with FanDuel, the book will give you a refund of up to $1000 in site credit within 72 hours of placing the bet.

To take advantage of this awesome offer and to sign up for the FanDuel Sportsbook app go here.

Step 2: Create a Virginia sports betting account

There is basic information you must provide to sign up for FanDuel Virginia. That includes:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Social security number

Step 3: Deposit money into your FanDuel Virginia account

To take advantage of your Risk Free bet offer you will need to deposit funds into your account. The minimum deposit amount is $10 and the maximum amount of money you can put in is $10,000.

  • You will have to link your bank account with FanDuel Virginia by either entering your bank account routing number/account number or debit card number. If you have an account with a major US bank you should be all set. You can also link to most major credit cards.

Step 4: Place your first bet on your phone with FanDuel Virginia

After entering registration info and making a deposit into your account you are ready to bet on the FanDuel Virginia app on your phone!

  • Simply open the FanDuel Virginia Sportsbook app on your phone and you will be able to sort through a variety of sports to wager on. These include major US sports offerings like the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL. You can also bet on sports that aren’t as mainstream, like Australian Rules Football, cricket and even darts!
  • When placing a wager, a “bet slip” will pop up on your phone. You can add other games to your bet slip and create a parlay – or you can just do a standard bet.
  • Be sure to “Opt in” to any bonus offers FanDuel Virginia throws your way.
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Matt Burke is the Sports Editor and Head of Evergreen/SEO Content at He is the Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of MetroBet, a digital and print sports betting platform, and was the Executive Sports Editor at Metro US Newspapers (New York, Philadelphia, Boston) from 2014-2020. Matt has covered Super Bowls and Final Fours, and his work has appeared for Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, the Eagle Tribune, Gloucester Daily Times and Newburyport Daily News. Matt is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

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