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12/16/2018

article Dog racing in West Virginia is fading fast down the stretch
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia Kennel Owners Association issued a news release recently which sought to put the best possible face on the greyhound racing industry...

12/3/2018

article Two more WV casinos to offer sports betting soon, official says
(West Virginia) -- The state’s casinos continue to implement their new ability to offer sports betting, a practice which until earlier this year was prohibited by...

12/1/2018

article Enormous jackpots fuel surge in October WV Lottery revenue
(West Virginia) -- Gigantic MegaMillions and Powerball jackpots helped the West Virginia Lottery top $100 million in sales for October, as online ticket sales of $16.76...

11/28/2018

article Enormous jackpots fuel surge in October West Virginia Lottery revenue
(West Virginia) -- Gigantic MegaMillions and Powerball jackpots helped the West Virginia Lottery top $100 million in sales for October, as online ticket sales of $16.76...

11/24/2018

article Live Thoroughbred Racing Is Back Sunday at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort in Chester
(West Virginia) -- A month after four employees fell ill with Legionnaires’ disease, racing at Mountaineer Race Track, Casino and Resort will resume this weekend....

11/22/2018

article Racing restart planned for Sunday at Mountaineer Casino after shutdown due to Legionnaires’ cases
(West Virginia) -- Live racing resumes Sunday, Nov. 25 at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort in Hancock County after a month-long hiatus that started when four...

11/21/2018

article Mountaineer Casino cuts the ribbon on sports betting
(West Virginia) -- A third West Virginia casino has started a sports betting operation. A ribbon was cut Wednesday morning for the William Hill Sports Book at...
article Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort now taking sports bets
(West Virginia) -- If you're feeling lucky this weekend, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort is officially open for sports betting on college and pro sports. The...

11/20/2018

article Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort to open sports book Wednesday
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia recently legalized sports gambling, and Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort didn't hesitate to get on board. At 10 a.m., on...

11/16/2018

article Myers: Sports betting closer at Mardi Gras, Wheeling Island
(West Virginia) -- State Lottery Director John Myers told lawmakers earlier this week sports betting is being tested at the Mardi Gras Casino in Cross Lanes and Wheeling...

10/25/2018

article Mountaineer ponies up to the sports betting bar
(West Virginia) -- A West Virginia lottery official says more casinos are working to start offering sports betting. Lottery Deputy Director Doug Buffington told Lottery...

10/24/2018

article Mountaineer working toward sports betting
(West Virginia) -- A West Virginia lottery official says more casinos are working to start offering sports betting. Lottery Deputy Director Doug Buffington told Lottery...

10/23/2018

article Lottery Commission: Modest profits mark launch of sports betting in WV
(West Virginia) -- In its first month, West Virginia’s share of profits from sports betting totaled $193,306 — or $207,195, counting the two days Hollywood...
article Lottery official: More casinos work to get sports betting
(West Virginia) -- A West Virginia lottery official says more casinos are working to start offering sports betting. Lottery Deputy Director Doug Buffington told Lottery...
article More casinos could start sports betting soon, West Virginia Lottery official says
(West Virginia) -- More casinos in West Virginia could soon start offering sports betting. That’s according to Doug Buffington, the deputy director of the state...

10/18/2018

article West Virginia Sports Betting Handle $10 Million Strong And Growing
(West Virginia) -- Approaching its two-month anniversary, West Virginia sports betting appears to be serving a hungry market. WV sportsbooks have booked around $10...

10/6/2018

article Lottery Commission rejects sports leagues proposal to include integrity fee in sports betting rules
(West Virginia) -- The state Lottery Commission approved the final rules for sports betting Wednesday rejecting a proposal by professional sports leagues to include an...
article Wheeling Island Casino finds partner for sports betting launch
(West Virginia) -- A new partnership has been formed to develop technology for Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack’s launch this fall of sports betting....

10/4/2018

article Lottery approves sports betting rules
(West Virginia) -- Seemingly ending months of tumult, the West Virginia Lottery Commission approved sports betting rules Wednesday - after rejecting changes that...
article Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack works toward new gaming app
(West Virginia) -- Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack is working towards making sports betting easier for you. They're doing so by forming a new partnership to...

10/3/2018

article Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Finds Partner for Sports Betting Launch
(West Virginia) -- A new partnership has been formed to develop technology for Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack’s launch this fall of sports betting....
article Big Jim Slayed: West Virginia Sports Betting Rules Have No Integrity Fee, Official Data Mandate
(West Virginia) -- Things are finally calming down a little bit for West Virginia sports betting, it appears. Regulators filed the final version of rules for the new...
article Follansbee Council hears casino appeal, slip proposals
(West Virginia) -- Follansbee Council was asked Monday to reconsider allowing the city’s video lottery casinos to open earlier and was presented with potential...

9/28/2018

article 2 WV casinos delay launching sports betting
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia Lottery says sports betting launches at two casinos have been delayed. Lottery spokesman Randy Burnside told the Charleston Gazette-...
article West Virginia Mobile Sports Betting Is Just Weeks Away, Hollywood Casino Exec Says
(West Virginia) -- If you want to bet sports online in West Virginia, you may only be weeks away from being able to do so. An executive for Hollywood Casino at Charles...

9/26/2018

article West Virginia Sports Betting: $3.4 Million In Wagers Over First Three Weeks
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia sports betting appears healthy in its infancy. Through the first three weeks of operation, sportsbooks took in almost $3.4 million in...

9/21/2018

article Gov. Justice announces recommendations for ARC funding
(West Virginia) -- During a press conference in which he addressed several issues, including PEIA and the West Virginia Lottery, Gov. Jim Justice on Friday afternoon...
article Justice presser runs the gamut; gives answers to what he thinks reporters may ask
(West Virginia) -- Gov. Jim Justice told reporters Friday gathered at the state capitol for some grant announcements that he didn’t have time to take their...

9/19/2018

article Lawmakers briefed on betting issues, Lottery staff turnover
(West Virginia) -- Sports betting is alive at two West Virginia casinos with more to follow, but lawmakers are concerned about recent staff turnover at the West Virginia...
article Return of WV Lottery director may calm waters
(West Virginia) -- John Myers, who worked for a decade at West Virginia Lottery, made a rather sudden return. Myers, who has been Secretary of Administration, made it...

9/18/2018

article New West Virginia Lottery director named
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed John Myers as state lottery director. Justice announced Myers' appointment Tuesday. Lottery director...
article Pro Sports Leagues Continue Full-Court Press on West Virginia Sports Betting Law
(West Virginia) -- What’s going on in West Virginia? Sports betting kicked off with a bang a the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races late last month, and just...
article WV Lottery leadership is shored up by shifting John Myers
(West Virginia) -- One day after lawmakers asked tough questions about leadership at Lottery, Gov. Jim Justice has named John Myers as director of the agency.

9/17/2018

article As more sports betting nears, legislators concerned over Lottery changes
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia legislators were told Monday that sports betting should be up and running at four of the state’s five casinos — including...
article Lawmakers question Lottery’s position on sports betting
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia lawmakers asked the interim Lottery commissioner what’s going on with the agency as it considers long-term rules for sports...
article West Virginia Sports Betting Shakeup Is ‘Disturbing The Hell Out Of’ Lawmakers
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia was the first state to pass a law to legalize sports betting in 2018 and the fourth outside of Nevada to launch a state-regulated...

9/13/2018

article The Greenbrier opens sports betting area in casino
(West Virginia) -- Now that sports betting is legal in West Virginia, more casinos are adding the new feature, including a local casino. The Greenbrier Resort held their...

9/7/2018

article Youngstown couple sues Mountaineer Casino over slip, fall
(West Virginia) -- A casino in Chester faces accusations of negligence by two customers. John N. Lee and Donna M. Lee filed a complaint in Hancock Circuit Court against...

9/6/2018

article Justice: State to get nearly $30,000 in taxes from first week of sports betting
(West Virginia) -- Jim Justice said Thursday evening that the first official week of sports betting in West Virginia yielded more than $29,500 in tax revenue to the...

9/5/2018

article First weekend of legal sports betting in WV brings $320K of taxable revenue
(West Virginia) -- This past holiday weekend marked the beginning of legal sports gambling for West Virginia. A total of $320,631.70 in taxable revenue was made from...

9/4/2018

article First weekend of sports betting brings in $640,000 in total bets
(West Virginia) -- The first four days of sports betting at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races took in approximately $640,000 in total bets. The casino had a soft...
article West Virginia opens first sportsbook, eager to welcome Ohio gamblers
(West Virginia) -- On Thursday, West Virginia Delegate Jason Barrett made sports betting history in the Mountaineer State by plunking down $50 on WVU to win the national...
article West Virginia opens first sportsbook, eager to welcome Ohio gamblers
(West Virginia) -- On Thursday, West Virginia Delegate Jason Barrett made sports betting history in the Mountaineer State by plunking down $50 on WVU to win the national...

9/3/2018

article It’s a Go: Sports Betting Commences in West Virginia, Rakes in More than $340,000
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia officially became the fifth state to provide its residents and gambling enthusiasts with legal sports wagering on the premises of...
article Sports gamblers wager over $600k on first weekend in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races launched betting after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in May that a federal ban on sports betting outside Nevada...

9/2/2018

article LOVERRO: Betting big on legalized sports gambling
(West Virginia) -- This is a brand new world. If you live in Maryland, the District or Virginia, placing a perfectly legal bet on Saturday’s Maryland-Texas game...
article WV Lottery Director resigns day before sports betting goes live
(West Virginia) -- The director of the West Virginia Lottery has resigned. Alan Larrick’s resignation became effective Saturday, Gov. Jim Justice said. “...

9/1/2018

article Hollywood Casino in Charles Town will now start taking sports bets
(West Virginia) -- The Hollywood Casino in Charles Town was buzzing with excitement on Saturday. The company launched its sports betting program just two days after...
article Sports betting makes debut in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- Sports betting has debuted in West Virginia, just in time for college football season. West Virginia Lottery general managing counsel Danielle Boyd...
article West Virginia Enters the Legal Sports Betting World, First Bets Taken on Thursday
(West Virginia) -- The first legal sports bets in West Virginia were made on Thursday morning when the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races launched their sportsbook...
article WV Sports Betting Arrives Just in Time for Football Season
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia’s sports betting business kicked off in plenty of time for the kickoff that matters most to residents of the small, football-...

8/31/2018

article As Sports Betting Expands Into New Regions, Casinos Account For Regional Bias In College Football
(West Virginia) -- 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...
article Sports bar opens at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack ahead of sports betting
(West Virginia) -- Sports betting has debuted in some areas of West Virginia, but local casinos are still preparing for their big day. Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-...
article West Virginia sports betting launches early
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia has become the fifth state to offer legalised sports betting, with Hollywood Casino accepting wagers a few days ahead of schedule....
article W.Va. lottery director stepping down
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia Lottery Director Alan Larrick is stepping down, according to a news release from Gov. Jim Justice's office.

8/30/2018

article Hollywood Casino Launches West Virginia Sports Betting Ahead of Schedule
(West Virginia) -- Sports betting is officially live in West Virginia! Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races took the first bet on Thursday morning, a couple days...

8/29/2018

article West Virginia Ready for the Crush of Sports Betting’s Opening Weekend
(West Virginia) -- Whether it’s been hiring and training new employees, testing software or making everything “just so,” it’s been a busy few...

8/28/2018

article Lottery Commission updated on countdown to sports betting launch
(West Virginia) -- Several members of Lottery’s security and legal staff were noticeably absent from Tuesday’s Lottery Commission meeting, conducting final...
article Sports gaming goes live on Saturday in Mountain State
(West Virginia) -- Charles Town Races is expected to be the first West Virginia casino to bring sports betting online when legalized sports gambling debuts at the...

8/27/2018

article Final preparations underway for state launch of sports betting Saturday
(West Virginia) -- Sometime before noon Saturday, the first legal sports betting ticket will be sold in West Virginia, as Hollywood Casino in Charles Town becomes the...

8/22/2018

article DraftKings Sportsbook Applies To Offer West Virginia Sports Betting, But Needs A Home
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia is less than two weeks away from sports betting, and things are coming together in a hurry. Four operators are approved to offer WV...

8/20/2018

article Sports betting is coming to Charles Town. Will it impact Maryland’s casinos?
(West Virginia) -- The owner of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia says the casino — located a little more than 60 miles from downtown D.C....

8/17/2018

article Penn National to offer sports betting at West Virginia casino
(West Virginia) -- Penn National Gaming Inc. said Friday that it expects to begin offering sports betting at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia on...
article West Virginia Sports Betting Officially Kicks Off September 1 At Hollywood Casino
(West Virginia) -- The official launch date for West Virginia sports betting is here. Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will open its sportsbook September 1,...

8/15/2018

article First casino licensed for sports betting in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- Hollywood Casino in Charles Town is the first casino licensed to offer sports betting in West Virginia. The West Virginia Lottery Commission made the...

8/14/2018

article First casino licensed for sports betting in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- Hollywood Casino in Charles Town is the first casino licensed to offer sports betting in West Virginia. The West Virginia Lottery Commission made the...

8/13/2018

article Another sports betting milestone: First Lottery licenses issued
(West Virginia) -- Legalization of sports betting in West Virginia has reached another milestone, with the issuing of the first sports betting licenses by the state...
article FanDuel Group Receives West Virginia Sports Betting License
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia is issuing its first sports betting licenses. On Friday, The FanDuel Group received a license to operate a sports book in the Mountain...
article First casino licensed for sports betting in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- Hollywood Casino in Charles Town is the first casino licensed to offer sports betting in West Virginia. The West Virginia Lottery Commission made the...

8/11/2018

article West Virginia casino celebrates Responsible Gambling Education Week
(West Virginia) -- This week is Responsible Gambling Education Week, and one West Virginia casino is teaming up with counselors to help those who might be addicted to...

8/9/2018

article The First Approval For West Virginia Sports Betting Has Been Granted
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia started issuing interim permits for sports betting in preparation to launch a state-regulated industry later this summer.

8/7/2018

article Hollywood Casino Set to Offer West Virginia Sports Betting Before Sept. 1
(West Virginia) -- The Hollywood Casino & Inn at Charles Town Races will debut the era of legal West Virginia sports betting sometime before Sept. 1, per Danielle...
article Justice Denied Means Justice Served: West Virginia Sports Betting Still On Track
(West Virginia) -- Prospective sports betting operators in West Virginia weathered a healthy scare last week. The WV Gazette reported that Gov. Jim Justice and his top...

8/6/2018

article Lottery Commission files sports betting rule, allowing process to move forward
(West Virginia) -- Two days before the deadline, the West Virginia Lottery Commission filed legislative rules for public comment with the Secretary of State’s...
article Under legislative pressure, long-delayed sports betting rule advances
(West Virginia) -- After nearly two months of delays, and with just two days to go before a deadline that potentially could have delayed the launch of sports betting at...
article West Virginia In Danger Of Having Sports Betting Rollout Pushed Back For Months
(West Virginia) -- Just a few short weeks ago, there was little doubt that West Virginia would be offering sports betting by the time its Division I college football...

8/3/2018

article Charles Town casino partners for sports betting, Lottery Commissioner says
(West Virginia) -- Casinos are racing toward offering sports betting in time for the football season, and one major casino just took a big step forward. William Hill, an...

7/31/2018

article With sports betting coming, officials are preparing for problem gamblers
(West Virginia) -- Casinos across West Virginia are preparing for sports betting come fall. Legislation was recently passed on the state and federal level to allow it,...

7/30/2018

article Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Is Betting On the Future of Sports Wagering
(West Virginia) -- Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack is seeking workers for “anticipated” sports betting in an effort to be up and running in the coming...

7/29/2018

article Sports betting starts to take shape at W.Va. casinos
(West Virginia) -- Tall gaming machines will migrate to new locations at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. The slots are on the move because the casino is...
article State casinos racing to have sports books ready by September
(West Virginia) -- Gaming machines will migrate to new locations at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. The slots are on the move because the casino is preparing a...

7/26/2018

article Yes West Virginia, sports betting on track for September roll out
(West Virginia) -- Lottery officials of West Virginia have assured state residents that sports betting in the state is on track for a September rollout despite delays in...

7/25/2018

article Lottery officials believe sports gaming still on track for September rollout
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia’s casinos and racetracks are reviewing internal control documents as part of the process for getting sports betting up and running...
article LVL, traditional games take West Virginia Lottery beyond $1 billion in sales again
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia Lottery topped the $1 billion in sales mark for the recently completed fiscal year despite a significant drop off in revenue at a...

7/18/2018

article W.Va.'s Racing Industry Fights to Survive Amid Years of Teetering State Backing
(West Virginia) -- The dog and horse racing industries have played a major role in West Virginia’s economy since the mid-1930s. But in recent years, lawmakers at...

7/11/2018

article West Virginia Lottery releases emergency rules for sports betting
(West Virginia) -- Almost three weeks after approving rules governing sports betting at the state’s casinos, the West Virginia Lottery released the emergency rules...

6/30/2018

article W.Va. Lottery continues work on rules for sports betting
(West Virginia) -- With one West Virginia casino already working with a company to provide sports wagering in time for football season, officials say sports betting will...

6/28/2018

article In West Virginia, FanDuel makes first sports wagering deal
(West Virginia) -- A West Virginia resort owned by Gov. Jim Justice has chosen FanDuel to handle sports betting by its customers in the fantasy sports company's...
article West Virginia Lottery Commission continues work on rules for sports betting
(West Virginia) -- With one West Virginia casino already working with a company to provide sports wagering in time for football season, officials say sports betting will...

6/27/2018

article FanDuel, Greenbrier Partner in West Virginia to Have Live and Online Sports Betting by Fall
(West Virginia) -- Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel has partnered with the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia in preparation for legal sports betting in the state...

6/26/2018

article FanDuel makes first sports wagering deal at The Greenbrier
(West Virginia) -- A West Virginia resort owned by Gov. Jim Justice has chosen FanDuel to handle sports betting by its customers in the fantasy sports company’s...
article In West Virginia, FanDuel makes first sports wagering deal
(West Virginia) -- A West Virginia resort owned by Gov. Jim Justice has chosen FanDuel to handle sports betting by its customers in the fantasy sports company's...

6/21/2018

article W. Va. Lottery Commission meets to set rules for sports betting at state casinos
(West Virginia) -- Hopeful of taking wagers in time for football season, the West Virginia Lottery Commission staged an emergency meeting Thursday to set the rules...
article West Virginia Lottery Commission sets sports betting rules
(West Virginia) -- The rules for sports betting in West Virginia were approved Thursday in an emergency meeting of the West Virginia Lottery Commission. The commission...
article WV Lottery Commission establishes rules for sports betting
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia Lottery Commission has set its rules for sports betting in the state, following an emergency meeting Thursday. West Virginia Lottery...

6/19/2018

article Checking In On West Virginia’s Sports Betting Plans and Launch
(West Virginia) -- Last we checked in on West Virginia sports betting, Governor Jim Justice forced a meeting between professional and collegiate sports league and team...

6/16/2018

article West Virginia aiming to be first in Tri-State to take sports bets
(West Virginia) -- As states jockey for position in the newly legal sports betting industry, West Virginia looks to be ahead of the game as one of the next to offer a...

6/9/2018

article Is WV sports betting lined up to start by football season?
(West Virginia) -- Plans, rules and rooms are already taking shape for West Virginia’s dip into sports betting. “Thirty days down the road, hopefully we...

6/7/2018

article Wheeling approves first video gambling cafe since lifting moratorium
(West Virginia) -- One new video gambling cafe proposed for Wheeling got the go-ahead this week while a second proposal is on hold for now. Village trustees approved...

5/28/2018

article State officials, casino owners look at ramifications of sports betting
(West Virginia) -- Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that betting on sports games is legal, casino owners, state lottery officials and Mountain State lawmakers...

5/23/2018

article West Virginia Governor Jim Justice Relents on Integrity Fee Amid Conflict of Interest
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia is pressing ahead with sports betting, minus the sports leagues’ controversial “integrity fee.” State Governor Jim...

5/22/2018

article WV Lottery revenue continues climb, with sports betting on horizon
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia Lottery revenue continued to climb in April, as more money spent on video lottery and traditional online and scratch-off games offset...

5/21/2018

article W.Va. Gambling Addiction Helpline ready for sports betting
(West Virginia) -- The Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia, the group that operates the 1-800-GAMBLER helpline, says it is fully prepared to offer treatment...

5/20/2018

article State officials and casino owners looking at the ramifications of sports gaming
(West Virginia) -- Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that betting on sports games is legal, casino owners, state lottery officials and Mountain State lawmakers...

5/19/2018

article Editorial: W.Va. positioned well to launch sports betting
(West Virginia) -- Just like it did three decades ago in regard to casinos, West Virginia is getting a relatively quick start out of the gate in the latest gambling...

5/15/2018

article The Supreme Court says states can allow sports betting. Will Virginia get in on the action?
(West Virginia) -- Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that freed state governments to legalize sports betting won’t have an immediate impact in Virginia, a...

5/14/2018

article Supreme Court decision on sports betting puts WV at the front of the line
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia’s gamble to be one of the first states to seize on legalized sports betting appears to be paying off. The U.S. Supreme Court, in a...

5/13/2018

article West Virginia Sports Betting Bill Could Earmark Integrity Fees for Universities
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia sports betting bill that passed into law without Governor Jim Justice’s (D) signature in March might soon be amended to...

5/12/2018

article Casino operators dispute Justice's claim of deal on sports betting integrity fee
(West Virginia) -- Gov. Jim Justice stunned the West Virginia gaming industry Thursday, issuing a news release claiming that a tentative agreement has been reached to...
article Casino operators say no deal in place for 'integrity fee'
(West Virginia) -- Casino operators in West Virginia say there's no deal to incorporate an "integrity fee" into the state's new betting law despite a...
article Lawmakers say there’s no need to revisit WV sports betting policy
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia lawmakers aren’t showing any interest in revisiting the sports betting law they just passed a few weeks ago, and some are...
article Statehouse Beat: About that meeting on sports betting
(West Virginia) -- Thursday at the governor’s office was a day of confusion, misinformation and chaos. In other words, business as usual. Gov. Jim Justice...

4/28/2018

article Live racing is back at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort
(West Virginia) -- Opening day of the 2018 Thoroughbred race will start out with the sound of the bugle calling horses to the races at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and...

4/25/2018

article WV Lottery breaks losing streak with upturn in March revenue collection
(West Virginia) -- Lady luck may have smiled on the West Virginia Lottery in March, as the Lottery broke a long losing streak for revenue collection. After seeing...

4/24/2018

article Justice administration, casino operators at odds over sports betting fees
(West Virginia) -- A meeting of representatives of the Justice administration and the state’s casinos planned for Thursday concerning the controversial integrity...

4/23/2018

article Decision imminent? High court ruling could bring sports betting to W.Va. in 90 days
(West Virginia) -- Officials with the West Virginia Lottery Commission and local casino owners think the U.S. Supreme Court may issue a ruling by the end of April on...

4/22/2018

article Imminent Decision?, High court ruling could bring sports betting to W.Va. in 90 days
(West Virginia) -- Officials with the West Virginia Lottery Commission and local casino owners think the U.S. Supreme Court may issue a ruling by the end of April on...

4/13/2018

article Customer blames Wheeling Island casino for burn injuries
(West Virginia) -- An Ohio man is suing a Wheeling Island casino, alleging negligence led to the plaintiff suffering burns. Todd Rock of Zanesville, Ohio, filed a...

3/21/2018

article Larrick: Sports betting could be up and running 90 days after SCOTUS decision
(West Virginia) -- State Lottery Director Alan Larrick says the U.S. Supreme Court could rule in less than two weeks on the sports betting issue. The Court is scheduled...
article Lottery director: WV sports betting could be ready in 90 days
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia Lottery Director Alan Larrick said he’s optimistic that sports betting could be up and running at the state’s five casinos...
article West Virginia Lottery On Sports Betting: Casinos Could Be Ready 90 Days After Supreme Court Decision
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia has a sports betting law. So now what? While the legislature and governor enacted the law, the heavy lifting for implementation of legal...

3/13/2018

article Mardi Gras Casino operating under new ownership
(West Virginia) -- The sale of Nitro's Mardi Gras Casino & Resort has officially been completed, and the facility is now operating under the management of...

3/10/2018

article This Pennsylvania Border State Has Begun it's Own Gambling Expansion
(West Virginia) -- Pennsylvania made big waves last Fall when its legislature, after years of debate, passed a gambling expansion law that will change the outlook of the...

3/6/2018

article Ohio Valley Restaurant, Bar Owners Want a Piece of the Sports Betting Action
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia bar owners want a piece of the sports betting action, as they do not believe facilities such as Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack...

3/5/2018

article Rob Manfred mad at West Virginia over sports gambling
(West Virginia) -- It’s been a minute since we’ve talked about legalized sports gambling here. We should remedy that, because legalized sports gambling is...

2/26/2018

article Bill to legalize sports betting at casinos advances to WV House floor
(West Virginia) -- Legislation to legalize sports betting at state casinos — pending a favorable U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning a federal law banning it...

2/25/2018

article COLUMN: West Virginia sports betting bill contains few sure things
(West Virginia) -- If West Virginia legislators behind the sports betting bill were trying to ensure we can compete against surrounding states, they went way, way...

2/19/2018

article Sports betting bill gets a piece of PEIA action
(West Virginia) -- The state Senate took a bill dealing with sports betting and popped in an amendment meant to help stabilize the Public Employees Insurance Agency.

2/18/2018

article Wheeling Island Casino to open at 5 p.m.
(West Virginia) -- Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack is set to open at 5 p.m. Sunday, February 18th. Wheeling Island Stadium is under water, and the casino has shut...

2/16/2018

article W.Va.’s Share Behind Others
(West Virginia) -- If West Virginia legislators behind the sports betting bill were trying to ensure we can compete against surrounding states, they went way, way...
article Rising waters won't slow down Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack
(West Virginia) -- As the waters continue to rise, Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack is preparing ahead for flooding. Officials said they're taking every step...
article Wheeling Island cancels live greyhound racing
(West Virginia) -- Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack has canceled live racing for Friday. February 16th. According to a press release, the 25 live greyhound races...

2/12/2018

article Sports betting would benefit West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- Local tracks would take on duties associated with sports betting if the practice becomes legal in West Virginia, and it’s expected hundreds of...

2/11/2018

article West Virginia Tracks Could Win With Sports Betting Measure
(West Virginia) -- Wheeling Island Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort could get a boost if West Virginia allows sports betting,...
article EDITORIAL: Get Bigger ‘Take’ From Sports Bets
(West Virginia) -- Five and one-half million dollars doesn’t even amount to chicken feed in the context of the billions of dollars wagered on sports every year in...

1/28/2018

article W.Va. Lottery introduces sports gambling bill to Legislature
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia Lottery is having a bill drafted to be introduced to the state legislature this session that would authorize sports betting in the...

1/24/2018

article West Virginia Lottery pushing legalizing of sports betting in WV
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia Lottery wants to get into the sports betting business. The Lottery is having a bill drafted to be introduced in the Legislature this...

1/23/2018

article Lottery Commission introducing bill to legalize sports betting at WV casinos
(West Virginia) -- Anticipating that the U.S. Supreme Court this year will overturn federal law prohibiting most states from legalizing sports betting, the state Lottery...
article State leaders, track react to Racing Commission’s cut of Charles Town Classic
(West Virginia) -- The State Racing Commission Tuesday rejected a proposed $1.25 million dollar purse for the Charles Town Classic horse race, throwing the state’s...
article West Virginia Racing Commission declines to approve purse funds for Charles Town Classic
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia Racing Commission on Tuesday voted not to approve the $1.2 million purse of the Charles Town Classic, putting the future of the...

1/22/2018

article West Virginia Casino To Exchange Hands
(West Virginia) -- A gaming company is doubling down on its offerings in West Virginia. As the state debates the merits of online gambling and also prepares for legal...

1/18/2018

article Penn National: Keystone State casino expansion won’t affect Charles Town
(West Virginia) -- Penn National Gaming Inc., the Pennsylvania corporation that owns and operates the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in Charles Town, is...
article Mardi Gras time for Delaware North
(West Virginia) -- Delaware North is adding to its gaming and casino portfolio with plans to acquire the Mardi Gras Casino & Resort in Nitro, West Virginia. Buffalo-...

1/15/2018

article Online Poker Bill Introduced In West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- On the heels of neighboring Pennsylvania legalizing online casino gaming and authorizing more brick-and-mortar gambling, West Virginia has officially...

1/11/2018

article West Virginia Takes Another Crack At Legalizing Online Gambling
(West Virginia) -- A group of five Democrat state lawmakers have reintroduced a bill that would legalize online gambling in West Virginia. The bill, H 3067, was first...

12/25/2017

article Study: Greyhound racing industry lacks drug use oversight
(West Virginia) -- An overview of drug testing at greyhound racetracks across the country over the past decade found a spike in positive drug tests in 2017, according to...

12/24/2017

article W.Va. Race Dogs Survive 2017
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia Legislature voted this year to eliminate the state’s Greyhound Breeding Development Fund, a move industry leaders believed...

12/20/2017

article Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack donates 150 hams to area charities
(West Virginia) -- A donation from Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack will provide four charities a total of 150 hams to assist families in need this holiday season.

12/12/2017

article Commission OKs Mardi Gras race days, balks at Charles Town purse
(West Virginia) -- Members of the state Racing Commission on Tuesday approved a 255 race-day schedule for greyhound racing at Mardi Gras Racetrack and Casino in Nitro in...

12/9/2017

article Hollywood Casino employee files class action suit against the company
(West Virginia) -- An employee at Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, has filed a class action and collective action civil complaint in the U.S. District Court for the...

10/31/2017

article Greyhound racing reps discuss ways to revive besieged industry in WV
(West Virginia) -- Like their thoroughbred racing counterparts a day earlier, representatives of greyhound racing interests huddled up Tuesday to brainstorm ways to...

10/30/2017

article Horse racing reps discuss ways to reinvigorate industry
(West Virginia) -- Racing industry representatives met Monday as part of an ongoing West Virginia Racing Commission effort to come up with ways to reinvigorate interest...

10/25/2017

article Lottery Commission work session on sports betting 'strictly educational,' director says
(West Virginia) -- With the U.S. Supreme Court slated to hear arguments in December on whether New Jersey can legalize sports betting at its casinos and racetracks,...

10/21/2017

article Chef Sam Kaufman Makes a Splash at Casino
(West Virginia) -- Chef Sam Kaufman has been on the food scene for almost 20 years and has worked all over the country before landing at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino as...

9/9/2017

article West Virginia Lottery signs new seven-year contract
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia Lottery and IGT Global Solutions Corp. have entered into a seven-year contract that will provide the West Virginia Lottery with a...

8/30/2017

article WV lottery fund woes continue
(West Virginia) -- A new budget year brought more dismal financial numbers for the West Virginia Lottery, as July gross revenues of $92.1 million were down $6.7 million...

7/26/2017

article Slot machine retailers taking advantage of new state law
(West Virginia) -- Limited Video Lottery retailers are already taking advantage of a new state law that allows them to move around video lottery machines to better...
article Under new law, WV bars adding video lottery machines
(West Virginia) -- In the past few weeks, nearly 200 West Virginia bars and clubs offering limited video lottery have taken advantage of a new law increasing the maximum...
article W.Va. racetrack supports Gaming Education Week
(West Virginia) -- Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has pledged its support for Responsible Gaming Education Week, which starts Monday. As an industry leader, Penn...

6/13/2017

article Video lottery distance ordinance postponed
(West Virginia) -- Upgrades to the Piney Gorge Sewage Plant are closer to reality after Beckley Common Council voted Tuesday to approve measures that will allow the city...

5/2/2017

article WV Racing Commission cancels meeting to reconsider Mountaineer schedule
(West Virginia) -- Mountaineer Racetrack and Casino begins an abbreviated, four-day-a-week thoroughbred racing schedule this week after members of the state Racing...

4/25/2017

article W.Va. fares poorly in gambling study
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia is the fourth-most gambling addicted state, according to a report released this week by WalletHub. Nevada came in as most addicted,...

4/11/2017

article Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Employees Speak Out On Ohio County Smoking Ban
(West Virginia) -- Employees and patrons of Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and limited video lottery outlets are urging the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health...

4/5/2017

article In West Virginia, greyhound racing's days could be numbered
(West Virginia) -- At one of the last remaining greyhound tracks in the U.S., dogs with names such as Terracuda and Flyin Jawbreaker outnumber the people watching in the...

4/4/2017

article Daily Mail editorial: Good news, bad news for gambling addicts statewide
(West Virginia) -- Many West Virginia legislators and governors have had a love affair with different forms of gambling to generate revenue over the years. The West...

4/3/2017

article Bill against dog racing is near final vote
(West Virginia) -- The greyhound racing industry in West Virginia would be completely eliminated as the gaming reform was also approved by the House of Delegates last...

4/1/2017

article Greyhound defunding bill headed to governor
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice will have to decide whether to act on a bill completed by the state Legislature on Saturday, April 1 that would cut...

3/28/2017

article House measure lets lottery winners to remain anonymous
(West Virginia) -- A bill passed Tuesday by the West Virginia House would allow lottery winners of $1 million or more to remain anonymous. Delegate John Shott, R-Mercer...

3/27/2017

article Bill Eliminating Greyhound Breeders Fund Passes W.Va. Senate
(West Virginia) -- A bill to eliminate the West Virginia’s Greyhound Breeders Fund passed the West Virginia Senate today despite members from the Northern...
article Senate decides to eliminate Greyhound Breeding Fund in close vote
(West Virginia) -- Despite impassioned pleas by state senators from the Northern Panhandle, the Senate narrowly approved a bill Monday that would do away with greyhound...
article Senate narrowly passes bill to eliminate greyhound subsidy
(West Virginia) -- Legislation to eliminate a $15 million a year state subsidy to greyhound racing purses passed the Senate by a narrow 19-15 margin Monday, with...
article Uncertain future for hundreds of W.Va. greyhounds
(West Virginia) -- The next run for racing greyhounds in West Virginia could be to Florida — another state that has dog racing — or to adoption and a new...

3/24/2017

article West Virginia Online Gambling Effort For 2017 Might Be Over Before It Really Started
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia became the most recent state to enter the fray when it comes to legalizing online gambling. But a new report and the legislative...

3/23/2017

article Greyhound breeder elimination bill advances
(West Virginia) -- A bill to eliminate West Virginia’s Greyhound Breeders Fund will get a vote on the Senate floor. The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday...

3/20/2017

article West Virginia targets online gaming with first bill
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia has become the latest state in the US to consider the possibility of legalising online gambling after a bill was put forward by...
article Greyhound racing in West Virginia could soon be gone
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia’s revenue has significantly dropped after a serious decline in the coal industry and the state is looking for alternatives to fill...
article Panhandle fighting for greyhound breeders
(West Virginia) -- Steve Sarras said each of his 84 greyhounds eats up to 2.5 pounds of beef per day in preparation for running at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack...
article West Virginia greyhound industry demise under debate
(West Virginia) -- As a long continuing trend across the country and throughout the world plays out, West Virginia could be the next U.S. state to end greyhound racing...

3/18/2017

article West Virginia Makes Move Towards Online Gambling with House Bill 3067
(West Virginia) -- House Bill 3067 has recently been introduced into the state of West Virginia in an attempt to legalize online gambling activities. Mike Pushkin, Mike...
article Northern Panhandle Fighting For Greyhound Breeders
(West Virginia) -- Steve Sarras said each of his 84 greyhounds eats up to 2.5 pounds of beef per day in preparation for running at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack...

3/17/2017

article West Virginia introduces first online gambling bill
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia recently introduced House Bill 3067 – the first bill to legalise and regulate online gambling in the state. Delegate Shawn...
article Lawmakers debate ending greyhound development fund
(West Virginia) -- Hundreds of jobs could soon be eliminated from Ohio County, leaving hundreds more greyhound dogs in need of a home. That's if a bill that...

3/16/2017

article iGaming debate arrives in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- Five West Virginian Democratic delegates (Shawn Fluharty, Sean Hornbuckle, Mike Pushkin, Joseph Canestraro and Mick Bates) have introduced a gaming...

3/15/2017

article West Virginia Online Gambling Bill Introduced to Generate New Tax Revenue
(West Virginia) -- A West Virginia online gambling bill has been introduced to the state legislature’s House of Delegates, but the statute’s odds of one day...

3/13/2017

article Gambling helps state coffers, but increases risks for those addicted
(West Virginia) -- As physicists are known to say, for every action, there is a reaction. Over the years, there has been an explosion of legalized gambling in West...

3/6/2017

article West Virginia joins fight for legal sports betting
(West Virginia) -- A bipartisan group of eleven state Delegates presented a bill that would allow the State Lottery Commission to draft the regulations for legal sports...

1/31/2017

article Larrick gets started at Lottery
(West Virginia) -- New West Virginia Lottery Director Alan Larrick said Tuesday his agency is considering offering gaming enhancements for state lawmakers to look at in...

1/29/2017

article Pennsylvania, Ohio Casinos Hammer West Virginia Profits
(West Virginia) -- In 2007, officials with Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort worked hard to legalize West Virginia...

1/26/2017

article W.Va. blackjack player returns to casino game after robbing bank
(West Virginia) -- A West Virginia man has admitted to leaving a casino to rob a bank before returning to continue gambling. Kerry Johnson, 52, of Charleston, pleaded...

1/11/2017

article Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health May Revisit Smoking Ban Exemptions
(West Virginia) -- The Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health has a prescription for other counties: Don’t follow their example in granting smoking exemptions to...

1/10/2017

article The Hollywood Casino at Charles Town is prepared to take on newcomer MGM
(West Virginia) -- At one point, the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town was one of the only casinos in the Four-State region. Now the casino has some steep competition,...

1/2/2017

article Banner year for West Virginia racetrack and casino
(West Virginia) -- Last year reportedly saw the Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races in West Virginia set a number of all-time individual highs including record all-...
article West Virginia casino expects revenue drop amid competition
(West Virginia) -- In days gone by, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races was one of the only gambling and racing destinations for the Washington, D.C., area residents...

1/1/2017

article Hollywood Casino wraps up 2016 racing campaign
(West Virginia) -- When Holy Dixieland crossed the wire first in the ninth race on Friday night, the curtain was brought down on a year of racing at Hollywood Casino at...

12/31/2016

article Editorial: Competition means rethinking WV gaming
(West Virginia) -- When West Virginia got into the gaming business, the state benefited greatly from the lack of gambling in neighboring states, particularly Ohio and...

12/28/2016

article New D.C. casino likely to hurt slumping W.Va. gaming revenue
(West Virginia) -- Judging by the news accounts, the opening of the $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor casino and resort outside of Washington, D.C. on Dec. 8 was as...

12/25/2016

article Profits keep falling at Mountaineer Casino amid competition
(West Virginia) -- Profits at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort have plummeted to less than half their 2014 levels. Reno, Nevada-based Eldorado Resorts Inc.,...

12/14/2016

article Washington, D.C.-area casino provides more competition for Charles Town
(West Virginia) -- There’s more competition for West Virginia’s best performing casino with the recent opening of the MGM National Harbor Casino and Resort...

12/10/2016

article Casino owners sue over smoking ban
(West Virginia) -- Three video lottery casino owners have filed a lawsuit against the Brooke County Commission and Brooke County Health Department, alleging the...

12/6/2016

article Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort patron alleges chair broke, caused injuries
(West Virginia) -- A Pennsylvania couple alleges the wife was injured when a chair she was using at a slot machine collapsed at a Chester casino. Bertha Gardom and...

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