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The West Virginia casino landscape underwent a nice little boom period in the 2010s. A total of five casinos are now open in the state: the Casino Club at The Greenbrier; Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races; Mardi Gras Casino and Resort; Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort; and the Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack.
The states of Washington and New Nebraska seem, finally, to be ready to join other states across USA and allow sports gambling! Two bills HB 2478 and SB 6277 willSource: gamblerspost.com
More than 82 years since it first opened, Harrah’s Reno will soon be no moreSource: vegasslotsonline.com
In Virginia, the City of Norfolk on Monday signed a $10 agreement with the Pamunkey Indian Tribe for the purchase of 13Source: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
In Virginia, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) has reportedly agreed to terms that will see the organization develop and operate a proposed luxury casino resort in Washington County,Source: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
West Virginia is one of several states that have been pushing for online gaming to become legal for residents in recent timesSource: professionalrakeback.com
Senate Bill 58 has been prefiled by Baltimore County State Senator Chris West ahead of the state legislature’s next session in 2020Source: vegasslotsonline.com
The US’s aversion to online gambling – from those in authority as opposed to those who actually want to gamble – is something that has been well documentedSource: newcasinos.org
Danville, one of a handful of cities in Virginia that is considering bringing casino gaming to their region, has taken the next step in the process should the General AssemblySource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
A new study undertaken by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission has looked into the potential impacts of casinos and gambling in Virginia, with the state’s general assemblySource: casinobeats.com
The development of five full-blown casinos and the legalization of sports betting and online gambling will generate $367 million in additional annual tax revenue for Virginia, according to aSource: casinonewsdaily.com
A woman who was looking after the finances and accounts of a leading ballet school in Washington, D.C. stole almost $800,000 to fund her gambling addictionSource: vegasslotsonline.com
Multinational gambling company, International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT), recently announced that its innovative sports betting platform technology, PlaySports, now powers the retail sports betting offering at The MillSource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
International Game Technology has added further depth to the number of states its PlaySports solution is deployed in the US, after linking-up with The Mill Casino in North Bend,Source: casinobeats.com
A new bill has been pre-filed in the Virginia legislature, which could see commercial casinos and sports betting become legal in the state in 2020Source: vegasslotsonline.com
Internet and tech giant Google has just announced that it will unblock online poker adverts in the USA by the first quarter of 2020! So far online gaming adds wereSource: vip-grinders.com
A recent survey sanctioned by anti-greyhound racing group Grey2K USA Worldwide found that most West Virginia residents are opposed to the state’s $15m subsidy of the racing industrySource: vegasslotsonline.com
To mark the occasion, William Hill US CEO Joe Asher, Plaza Hotel & Casino CEO Jonathan Jossel, and former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman ‘turned on’ Downtown Las Vegas’ largest seamlessSource: williamhill.us
Democrat Andy Beshear claimed victory in the Kentucky governor’s race on Tuesday, which is positive news for gambling supportersSource: vegasslotsonline.com
Vici Properties has lauded purchases made during and following 2019’s third quarter, as the real estate investment trust updates full year guidance following this week’s agreement alongside JackSource: casinobeats.com
Casino operator Penn National Gaming is evaluating unsolicited offers for its Tropicana Las Vegas property, but the company’s management said that a sale is not imminentSource: casinonewsdaily.com
Penn National Gaming has reported across the board increases for the year’s third quarter, primarily driven by continued igaming and sports betting expansions across the USSource: casinobeats.com
The waning popularity of greyhound racing in the United States has reportedly claimed another victim following news that eastern Arkansas’ Southland Casino Racing is to cease offering such contests fromSource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
The States of Indiana, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Montana and Rhode Island joined Nevada, New Jersey and West Virginia as the only states in the US where gambling ads can be displayedSource: sigma.com.mt
As the gambling landscape continues to evolve in the United States, Google has decided to change advertising polices regarding online casino advertising in the regionSource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
Live greyhound racing at the Southland Casino Racing facility in West Memphis will enter a phasing out period starting next yearSource: vegasslotsonline.com
West Virginia may not be huge on casinos, but the state still boasts a handful of quality gaming spots. Those looking for something upscale will definitely want to check out the underground casino at the Greenbrier, itself a four-star luxury resort near White Sulphur Springs; some 26 former and sitting U.S. presidents have visited the Greenbrier, and the list of famous guests certainly wow the everyday tourists and low-stakes gamblers who visit.
The other four outlets, all either built or massively renovated in the 10s, are typically some combination of horse/dog track, hotel resort and casino. The Mountaineer represents one of American casino land’s bigger success stories, with the income produced able to jump purse sizes for winning entrants and thus augment the racetrack’s reputation tremendously.
And though the Hollywood, Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island casinos operate in tandem with on- and off-track horse and/or greyhound racing, these are no mere “racinos.” The Hollywood and Mountaineer house some 2,500 and 1,100 slot machines, respectively, making these almost the biggest in a five-state region. In addition, note that all casinos in West Virginia host table games; most also have poker rooms as well.
Since West Virginia has always been surprisingly progressive on casino gaming law, most West Virginians play safely, securely and freely at online casinos. As one of the first states to legalize sports betting, online casino games are available on those sportsbook websites licensed by the state.