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As stated elsewhere on Rally WV, West Virginia gambling law is typically straight-up cutting edge with regard to the rest of the nation and currently boasts some of the most liberal laws in the country. As of this writing, five locations offering casino gaming are open for business in West Virginia in the towns of Charles Town, Chester, Cross Lanes, Wheeling and White Sulphur Springs.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued an executive order suspending the requirement for the state’s residents to register for online sports betting services in personSource: vegasslotsonline.com
Gaming and hospitality operator Caesars Entertainment Corp. on Tuesday reached an important milestone in its effort to expand into the nascent Virginia casino marketSource: casinonewsdaily.com
The Ohio House of Representatives has passed a retail and mobile sports betting bill, advancing it to the state SenateSource: vegasslotsonline.com
The Ohio House of Representatives reportedly overwhelmingly passed proposed legislation yesterday that could soon see the Midwestern state become the latest to legalize online and land-based sportsbettingSource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
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West Virginia’s five licensed casinos have been given the green light to reopen on June 5, while limited video lottery retailers could restart Saturday, May 30, according to aSource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
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In the southern American state of Virginia and local lawmakers have reportedly approved amended legislation that will soon see the residents of five disparate cities given the right to voteSource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
The Tennessee Education Lottery (TEL) has approved the state’s mobile sports betting rulesSource: vegasslotsonline.com
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has amended and returned gambling expansion bills to the General Assembly. With GovSource: vegasslotsonline.com
Hopes of expanding Virginia’s gambling activity have not waned because of the coronavirusSource: calvinayre.com
West Virginia could become the first state to allow its sportsbooks to take bets on political events after FanDuel briefly offered odds on the upcoming presidential election Tuesday nightSource: casinonewsdaily.com
U.S. sports continue to sit on the sidelines as Americans wait for the coronavirus curve to flattenSource: mybookie.ag
Both houses of the Maryland General Assembly reportedly passed proposed legislation yesterday that would allow local voters to decide via a November referendum whether the state should legalize sportsbettingSource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
The Maryland Senate has approved a piece of legislation that would see the state’s six casinos, its racetracks, and possibly the Washington Redskins stadium offer sports bettingSource: vegasslotsonline.com
The Kentucky state House of Representatives passed a nearly $24 billion budget plan last week, and while that spending proposal did not include potential revenues from sports betting, the lawmakerSource: casino.org
Lawmakers in Virginia’s House of Representatives and Senate have passed a couple of bills that would legalize sports betting and commercial casinos in the stateSource: vegasslotsonline.com
In Virginia and the long-running campaign to get casinos legalized reportedly took a massive step forward on Sunday after state legislators passed a measure that could see gambling-friendlySource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
Thanks to some last-minute votes by the state legislature this weekend, Virginia will soon be a state for lovers – of gamingSource: casino.org
Thanks to a bill from Sen. Joseph Addabbo, lawmakers in New York state once again have the opportunity to make online poker legal this yearSource: pokernewsreport.com
The gambling industry in the US has seen a huge growth in latest yearsSource: gamblerspost.com
Virginia has been trying to move forward with gambling expansion for over a year, but it is evident that the subject is not finding majority supportSource: calvinayre.com
The Virginia Senate has rejected a House substitute of Senate Bill 36, which would legalize casino gambling in the stateSource: vegasslotsonline.com
European sports betting operator William Hill is continuing to expand its presence in the United States market, this time with an online casino and sportsbook in MichiganSource: vegasslotsonline.com
A partnership between the American Gaming Association (AGA) and the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) was announced to fight unregulated gambling through the United States since the unchecked spreadSource: gamblerspost.com
The first type of gambling legalized in West Virginia was, naturally, pari-mutuel betting for horse racing. Along with about half of U.S. states in the 1930s, West Virginia passed legislation allowed wagering of this sort in order to generate greater tax revenues and prop up the struggling racing industry. Today, West Virginia is one of the few states in the country which still allow greyhound races as well.
The state has proven to be a regional leader in such liberalization of gaming throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. A state lottery was founded in 1984, when such games were mostly still relegated to northeastern states and West Virginia was a pioneer in video lottery gaming, first having such kiosks installed at racetracks as early as 1994. And when state legislators passed bills for “Type III” gaming in the state, i.e. table games and poker, in 2008, they were one of just four states to allow such games on non-reservation land.
Daily fantasy sports were made legal in 2014, with West Virginia again (again!) a leader in this area, and state legislators had the law ready in 2018 for the momentous Supreme Court decisions which allowed sports betting law to be written at the state level. West Virginia was fourth to take advantage of this legal decision.
West Virginia’s loose gambling law has not only resulted in quite an annual windfall for the state budget – some $385 million per year in tax revenues annually based upon over $1 billion in revenue generated by the state’s five outlets – but has also provided for an again-thriving racing industry.
Better yet for West Virginia, the neighboring states of Kentucky and Virginia appear unlikely to liberalize their own state casino law, and so citizens will continue to hop state borders and plunk down money in West Virginia…