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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.
Both chambers of the Virginia state legislature passed bills this week to permit online lottery sales. Current state law prohibits such sales, but the bills would remove that restrictionSource: vegasslotsonline.com
The Washington Redskins franchise of the National Football League (NFL) is reportedly hoping to tempt legislators in either Maryland or Virginia into legalizing sportsbetting as part of an arrangement forSource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
The Senate General Laws and Technology Subcommittee on Gaming in Virginia has passed Senate Bill 36, which calls for the legalization of commercial casinos in the stateSource: vegasslotsonline.com
The state of Virginia is one of only a select few in the United States that does not allow any type of casino gaming. However, that may soon changeSource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.VaSource: gvc-plc.com
On the heels of finalizing the acquisition of a trio of casinos in Blackhawk, Colorado and gaming company, Twin River Worldwide Holdings, IncSource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
In Indiana and the plan to bring a $125 million casino to the southern city of Terre Haute has reportedly hit a snag after state regulators postponed a licensing hearingSource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
Spectacle Entertainment, the operator of two Lake Michigan riverboat casinos, is facing scrutiny from the Indiana Gaming Commission after a Maryland political consultant pleaded guilty to illegally directing funds fromSource: casinonewsdaily.com
While much of the focus regarding online poker in the United States has been placed on Michigan and West Virginia recently, people may wish to take a look at NebraskaSource: professionalrakeback.com
Thousands of gun-rights activists rallied peacefully at the Virginia Capitol on Monday under a heavy police presence, protesting plans by the state’s Democratic leadership to pass gun-controlSource: nanaimobulletin.com
A former Canadian Forces engineer who disappeared after he was accused of being a neo-Nazi has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of InvestigationSource: nanaimobulletin.com
A committee of the Kentucky House of Representatives reportedly passed proposed legislation yesterday that could soon see the southern state become the latest to legalize sportsbetting, fantasy sports contests andSource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
The Kentucky House Licensing, Occupation, and Administrative Regulations Committee voted on House Bill 137 todaySource: 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
The legality of online poker across the US has been in discussion for a while, as various states began fighting the restrictions preventing gamblers from enjoying the gameSource: poker.intertops.eu
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
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
A Canadian man says he is still “shaky” from the experience of witnessing the beginnings of a volcanic eruption in New ZealandSource: nanaimobulletin.com
The trigger hasn’t even been pulled on casino operations in the state, but several Virginia cities are anxious to get in on the action as quickly as possibleSource: calvinayre.com
Florida-based casino and hospitality company Hard Rock International has been selected as the operator of a proposed casino in the Virginia city of Bristol, the partners behind the projectSource: casinonewsdaily.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
Four of the major professional sports teams in Atlanta, Georgia are calling for state lawmakers to legalize sports bettingSource: vegasslotsonline.com
This past Saturday marked a monumental day in DC sports historySource: theguardian.com
But for one rainy night at least, Washington was united in euphoria as a team from the US capital won baseball’s World Series for the first time since 1924Source: theguardian.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…