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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.
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Global lottery and gaming innovations developer, International Game Technology (IGT), has announced that it now holds a prominent position within the newly-regulated American sportsbetting market after having rolled outSource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
A steep decline in West Virginia’s greyhound racing handle over recent years has resulted in the need for casino supplements to cover pursesSource: vegasslotsonline.com
Police in Costa Rica have reportedly confirmed that the body of a man discovered last week in a cemetery in the small fishing town of Quepos is that of missingSource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
Sports betting technology provider Kambi Group has signed a multi-year agreement with Ohio casino and racetrack operator JACK Entertainment to supply its wagering products to the casino company, shouldSource: casinonewsdaily.com
July was a good month for Ohio’s casinos, with the local market enjoying a year-on-year bump of 2.3% as it took in $162Source: calvinayre.com
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The 100th season of the National Football League (NFL) kicked off yesterday and one team owner has reportedly declared that the rising popularity of sportsbetting in America could result inSource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
One of sports betting’s most vocal proponents in the West Virginia Legislature spoke with CasinoSource: casino.org
NFL odds and lines could be featured on the scrolling ticker during CBS broadcasts of pro football games this yearSource: casino.org
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Thanks to the added attention given to gambling across the US this year, Ohio’s casinos and racinos enjoyed a slightly better July 2019. The gambling houses took in $162Source: calvinayre.com
President Donald Trump on Monday condemned weekend shootings in Texas and Ohio as barbaric crimes “against all humanity” and called for bipartisan co-operation to respond to an epidemic ofSource: nanaimobulletin.com
Lottery games are really interesting and tempting for people of all ages. Emotions and adrenaline are the elements that man seeks in lifeSource: lottopark.com
North Carolina is the most recent state in the US to legalize sports bettingSource: vegasslotsonline.com
The two North Carolina tribal casinos located in the southwestern part of the state owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have officially gained approval to take sports betsSource: casino.org
In the city of Portsmouth, officials have scrapped plans to build a casino on the Elizabeth River opting instead for a casino to be part of a proposed entertainment districtSource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
New Hampshire is officially the 14th US state to see sports betting become a legal and regulated market, after Governor Chris Sununu put pen to paper on House Bill 480Source: vegasslotsonline.com
Ohio officials are praising racinos for setting a net revenue record of over $1 billion during the recent fiscal year as the state is also considering proposals to legalize sportsSource: casino.org
Skill-game machines manufacturer Pace-O-Matic is looking to bury a rivalSource: calvinayre.com
FanDuel is once again ready to expand its sports betting operations as the company has filed paperwork with the Indiana Gaming Commission to operate retail and online sportsbooksSource: casino.org
Aneka Burton still remembers the way her then 10-year-old son, Nikko, who is black, recounted his experience to his grandfather after school one day. It was 2011Source: nanaimobulletin.com
American Gaming Association (AGA) President Bill Miller says the next five years could be more important – and perhaps more exciting – for the gaming industry than the last three decades combinedSource: casino.org
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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…