As sports betting expands into new states, casinos account for regional bias in college football Matt Rybaltowski, Forbes · September 1, 2018 at 1:09 pm For ardent West Virginia fans that may like to place a bet or two while listening to a rendition of Country Roads, the timing is ideal. Forced for years to seek out the illegal marketplace or travel all the way to Las Vegas to wager on their beloved Mountaineers, many avoided betting on college football altogether. On Saturday, though, they can finally embark on a short drive to a small mining town in Jefferson County to bet on their team. In Ranson, former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann will be on hand to toast the grand opening of The Sportsbook At Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races. There, they can get in their bets hours before the Mountaineers face Tennessee in the Belk College Kickoff. “It’s not the enormity of the game, it’s the enormity of it being the first full slate of college football games on a Saturday,” said Erich Zimny, vice president of Racing & Sports Operations at the casino.