If you’re not familiar with WynnBET, you’re not alone. Not in Virginia, anyway.
The online gaming arm of Wynn Resorts launched in Virginia on March 11. However, the New Jersey-based operation has been slow to grab market share in an increasingly competitive VA sports betting world (more on that topic below).
However, WynnBET could woo some savvy NFL bettors thanks to an array of Washington Football Team season bets. In fact, you have both team-based and player-focused betting markets to consider from WynnBET’s array of offerings.
2021 WFT futures at WynnBET
The WFT went 7-9 in 2020 and won an NFC East title despite a losing record. The team’s season ultimately came to an end with a loss to eventual Super Bowl LV champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs.
As for the 2021 NFL season, the arrival of veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is a reason for optimism. And with no winning seasons since 2016 (8-7-1), WFT backers have seen just three winning seasons in the past 13 years. But based on the 2021 NFL futures market, the team is expected to flirt with the .500 mark this year.
Currently, NFL insiders, football writers, and armchair QBs are making their 2021 predictions. However, you just need to look at the current NFL betting odds to get a true lay of the land.
And when it comes to expected wins, WynnBET has a unique option. While many sportsbooks let you bet on the 2021 NFL wins totals, WynnBET lets you bet on the exact wins.
Here’s that market, where 7 to 9 wins have the shortest odds, as of Tuesday:
There are a few other markets exclusive to WynnBET, including:
- Highest Scoring Team, Week 1, Washington Football Team: +7500
- Last Winless Team, Washington Football Team: +3000
- Last Undefeated Team, Washington Football Team: +3500
Team and player WFT Futures
Can the Washington Football Team wins its first postseason game since 2005? Can the team go even further than that?
If so, WynnBET is offering some big WFT odds:
- To Win Pro Football Championship: +5500
- Win NFC Championship: +2500
- To Win NFC East: +225
- Team Total Wins:
- Under 8.5: -130
- Over 8.5: -110
- Team to Make Playoffs:
- Yes: 7/5
- No: 5/9
- Highest Scoring Team, Regular Season: 200/1
And how about some season-long player props? There are some options for the WFT’s top QB, running back, and wide receiver:
- Ryan Fitzpatrick Passing Yards Leader: +6000
- Antonio Gibson Rushing Yards Leader: +5000
- Terry McLaurin Receiving Yards Leader: +3000
WynnBET’s struggles in Virginia
This past week the Virginia Lottery released its second sports betting update. The VA market launched on Jan. 21 with FanDuel VA as the sole operator, thanks to its partnership with the Washington Football Team. Since then, six additional operators, including WynnBET, have joined the mix to add to the VA sports betting revenue.
So far, FanDuel remains the runaway king of Virginia sports betting. The company has a 49.5% market share, nearly twice that of DraftKings VA (25.4%) and three times third-place BetMGM VA (16.4%), according to the VA Lottery.
The commonwealth’s other sports-betting apps have struggled to cut into that league. The also-rans include William Hill (7.1%), BetRivers VA (1.1%), and the newest kid on the block, Unibet (0.3%), which launched in April.
WynnBET has also registered just a 0.3 market share, which is tied for last. That equates to about a $4 million handle through June. FanDuel, by comparison, has taken more than $650 million in wagers.
Another strike against WynnBET? Many bettors are frustrated by the lack of a desktop version of WynnBET, which is available only via a mobile app.
However, with its special Washington Football Team season betting options, WynnBET found at least one way to stand out in a crowded field. Now, the sportsbook needs football fans in Virginia to give the WynnBET app a whirl.