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As Sports Betting Expands Into New Regions, Casinos Account For Regional Bias In College Football

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 years to seek out the illegal marketplace or travel all the way to Las Vegas to wager on their beloved Mountaineers, hordes of fans bypassed on an opportunity to make the occasional bet.

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9/11/2019

article Mobile sports betting gets slow start in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- Early reports from the West Virginia Lottery Commission show a slow start to mobile sports betting in the state, with the apps earning less than 4% of...

9/10/2019

article Lottery figures show modest start for new sports betting apps
(West Virginia) -- Early revenue figures from the West Virginia Lottery Commission indicate a modest launch for sports wagering mobile apps in the state. For the week...

9/9/2019

article What the District Can Learn From West Virginia’s First Year of Sports Gambling
(West Virginia) -- As West Virginia lawmakers debated greenlighting sports betting in 2018, they pointed to predictions that allowing people to bet on games would bring...

8/29/2019

article DraftKings goes mobile in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- DraftKings has launched its mobile app in West Virginia, days after FanDuel’s launch reignited the state’s mobile sports betting market....
article The beginning of something worth watching in WV?
(West Virginia) -- On the surface, the DraftKings Sportsbook launch in WV sports betting is just one of many before football season. Slightly deeper, though, is...

8/28/2019

article DraftKings Second To Launch Mobile In West Virginia This Week
(West Virginia) -- DraftKings made it two this week in West Virginia. Two days after rival FanDuel launched its mobile app in the Mountaineer State, DraftKings did the...

8/27/2019

article Del. Fluharty says mobile sports betting will bring people to West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- It’s been a turbulent year for sports betting in our area since a third party dispute cancelled sports betting operations at one of our local...
article Second sports betting app set to launch in WV on Wednesday
(West Virginia) -- While it took longer than hoped to overcome technological and regulatory hurdles, representatives with DraftKings said the timing of the launch of...
article The Greenbrier launches state's first mobile sports betting app
(West Virginia) -- The Greenbrier Resort launched the state's first mobile sports betting app on Monday morning, unveiling FanDuel Sportsbook at 6 a.m. West...

8/26/2019

article FanDuel debuts sportsbook app in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- A West Virginia resort owned by Gov. Jim Justice has launched a sportsbook app with fantasy sports company FanDuel. The app debuted Monday for use by...
article One WV sports betting app launched Monday, another on the way
(West Virginia) -- FanDuel, in conjunction with the casino at The Greenbrier resort, launched its FanDuel Sportsbook app early Monday morning, and Draft Kings is...
article The Greenbrier launches state's first mobile sports betting app
(West Virginia) -- The Greenbrier Resort launched the state's first mobile sports betting app on Monday morning, unveiling FanDuel Sportsbook at 6 a.m. West...

8/24/2019

article Sports betting apps expected in WV in time for football
(West Virginia) -- As the first anniversary of the launch of West Virginia's first casino sportsbook nears, Lottery Director John Myers said Wednesday he's...
article West Virginia Lottery in ‘Final Phases of Testing’ Two Mobile Sports Betting Apps as Providers May Launch Soon
(West Virginia) -- After months of waiting, it appears that West Virginia is on the verge of getting back into mobile sports betting. And it appears that they may have...

8/22/2019

article FanDuel, DraftKings Prepping for West Virginia Mobile Launch
(West Virginia) -- Six months after West Virginia‘s first run at mobile sports betting went dark, bettors will have two new options to try, likely by the end of the...

8/21/2019

article Lottery Director: Sports betting apps to launch in time for football season
(West Virginia) -- As the first anniversary of the launch of West Virginia’s first casino sportsbook nears, Lottery Director John Myers said Wednesday he’s...
article Start-up of 2 new sports betting apps in Mountain State imminent
(West Virginia) -- It appears two new sports betting apps will be ready for operation in West Virginia before the college football season gets into full swing a week...
article Who Killed WV Sports Betting? Inside The Failure Of BetLucky
(West Virginia) -- Barely a year after the fall of PASPA, a small corner of US sports betting is staring down its first major failure. It’s not match-fixing, nor...

8/18/2019

article West Virginia Lawmaker Thinks Legislature Should Review Sports Betting Issues Plaguing the State
(West Virginia) -- One of sports betting’s most vocal proponents in the West Virginia Legislature spoke with Casino.org Friday, saying it may be time for him and...

8/17/2019

article West Virginia Lawmaker Thinks Legislature Should Review Sports Betting Issues Plaguing the State
(West Virginia) -- One of sports betting’s most vocal proponents in the West Virginia Legislature spoke with Casino.org Friday, saying it may be time for him and...

8/1/2019

article Remember The Bettors: Lottery Turns Its Attention To West Virginia Online Casinos
(West Virginia) -- Many sports bettors in West Virginia are stuck in limbo waiting for an online sports betting app to return to the Mountain State. Those bettors might...
article Remember The Bettors: Lottery Turns Its Attention To West Virginia Online Casinos
(West Virginia) -- Many sports bettors in West Virginia are stuck in limbo waiting for an online sports betting app to return to the Mountain State. Those bettors might...

7/30/2019

article West Virginia Begins First Formal Preparations For Online Casino Gambling
(West Virginia) -- Regulators in West Virginia are taking the first tangible steps to bring online casino gambling to their state. Known locally as interactive gaming,...
article Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack named 28th best in the country
(West Virginia) -- Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack has been ranked as the 28th-best casino in the country by Business Insider Magazine. The rankings are based off...

7/28/2019

article Myers: Draft rules being developed for online gaming
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia Lottery hopes to have emergency rules filed by next summer that would govern online casino gaming. State lawmakers passed a bill...

7/22/2019

article Say What? Delaware North Gets An Answer As WV Sports Betting Saga Continues
(West Virginia) -- In April, Delaware North filed a lawsuit against Miomni, its sports betting provider, and the company’s chief executive officer, Michael Venner...
article WV Lottery Director Beginning to Doubt Sports Betting Industry
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia was one of the first states in the US to begin to offer sports betting services once the option became a reality last summer. The state...

7/16/2019

article ‘Pain in the Butt’ Remark About West Virginia Sports Betting Taken Out of Context According to Lottery Official
(West Virginia) -- While the head of the West Virginia Lottery was quoted over the weekend as calling sports betting a “pain in the butt,” a spokesman for...

7/13/2019

article Sports betting can be a 'pain,' lottery director says
(West Virginia) -- It’s been more than a year since lawmakers approved sports betting in the state of West Virginia, a program that lawmakers had hoped would be a...

7/9/2019

article WV Becomes Latest State To Collect $1M In Sports Betting Tax Revenue
(West Virginia) -- Sports Betting in West Virginia has regressed into the summer as expected. It is still the case that only three of the five sports betting licenses...

6/26/2019

article Lottery director: Online sports betting unlikely before football season
(West Virginia) -- Forget baseball season -– the director of the West Virginia Lottery said Wednesday that online sports wagering probably won’t be available...
article Lottery renews licenses for 5 casinos
(West Virginia) -- The Lottery Commission voted Wednesday to relicense the five casinos doing business in West Virginia. All five have paid their annual licensing fee....
article Lottery renews licenses for 5 casinos
(West Virginia) -- The Lottery Commission voted Wednesday to relicense the five casinos doing business in West Virginia. All five have paid their annual licensing fee.

6/19/2019

article Century Casinos Acquires Mountaineer Operations
(West Virginia) -- Publicly traded Century Casinos entered into a definitive agreement June 17 to acquire the operating assets of Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack, and...
article Nearly $71 million wagered last month at Colonial Downs’ new casinos
(Virginia) -- Bettors have responded enthusiastically to Virginia’s foray into expanded gambling, wagering $70.8 million last month at two new casinos opened by...

6/12/2019

article Mountaineer Casino Sportsbook Breaks Past The $15 Million Handle Mark
(West Virginia) -- According to the newest weekly sports wagering update from the West Virginia Lottery, the William Hill Sports Book at the Mountaineer Casino has...

6/11/2019

article Racing Commission approves Mardi Gras upgrades using Lottery profits
(West Virginia) -- Mardi Gras Casino and Racetrack in Nitro will be undergoing about $885,000 in upgrades, after the state Racing Commission approved state funding for...

6/6/2019

article Delay Of Game: Wire Act Forces DraftKings WV To Take A Step Back
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia Lottery Director John Myers announced Tuesday that complications around network servers and the need to adhere to the federal Wire Act...
article West Virginia Mobile Betting Rollout Temporarily Delayed
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia’s rollout of mobile sports betting has been nothing if not beleaguered. Ever since the Wheeling Island and Mardi Gras casinos...

6/5/2019

article Server locations delaying launch of sports betting app in Charles Town
(West Virginia) -- The launch of a sports betting app through Draft Kings at the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town is going to be delayed “several more weeks,...
article West Virginia latest state to announce sports betting delay
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia lottery officials have announced its sports betting app will be delayed, due to the lengthy process it will take to ensure compliance...

5/23/2019

article Charles Town, WV, casino completes testing of sports betting app
(West Virginia) -- The sports betting app for Hollywood Casino in Charles Town completed testing Wednesday. WV MetroNews reports that Hollywood Casino will roll out the...
article DraftKings Prepares To Relaunch Mobile Betting In West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- Online sports betting is making its return to West Virginia as DraftKings prepares for a soft launch of its platform. For the Mountain State, mobile...
article DraftKings Sportsbook app nears launch in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- Fantasy sports provider turned sports betting operator DraftKings, is on the verge of launching its sports betting app in West Virginia.

5/22/2019

article Lottery: Next attempt at a state sports betting mobile app ready to launch
(West Virginia) -- On-again, off-again efforts to launch sports betting mobile apps in West Virginia appears to be on again, with Hollywood Casino in Charles Town set to...

5/14/2019

article West Virginia Online Casinos — Legal Online Casino Coming Soon To The Mountain State
(West Virginia) -- In a surprise turn, shortly following West Virginia’s embracing of retail and online sports betting, the Mountain State quickly passed online...

5/3/2019

article West Virginia’s Online Sports Betting Soap Opera Nears Its Finale
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia was one of the first states in the US to launch public-facing sportsbooks after the overturn of the federal ban. However, adoption was...

4/25/2019

article West Virginia Lottery Director discusses sports betting revenue, lawsuit
(West Virginia) -- March Madness was good for West Virginia’s new sports betting locations, but a lawsuit affecting wagering at casinos in Ohio and Kanawha...

4/24/2019

article Lottery Commission approves licenses for sports betting apps
(West Virginia) -- Lottery commissioners Wednesday approved state licenses for several companies that provide sports betting mobile app technologies, but Lottery...
article WV casino owner will have to start from scratch with sports betting
(West Virginia) -- The state’s Lottery director said Wednesday that a company that owns two casinos in West Virginia will essentially need to start from scratch...

4/23/2019

article Study: West Virginia Is 6th Most Gambling-Addicted State
(West Virginia) -- According to a new study, the Mountain State is considered one of the most gambling-addicted states in the country.

4/22/2019

article Lawsuit filed after two casinos couldn’t take March Madness bets
(West Virginia) -- A casino operator is suing a tech company after a contract dispute shuttered its sports betting platform at two West Virginia casinos ahead of the...
article Hotel, casino, racetrack sues sports app provider
(West Virginia) -- Owners of the Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino and Racetrack are suing the providers of their sports betting app, which has now been off-line for more...
article Gazette-Mail editorial: Sports betting woes continue
(West Virginia) -- It doesn’t look like the issues dogging sports betting at two West Virginia casinos and their smartphone app are going to be resolved anytime...

4/21/2019

article Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack suing sports app provider
(West Virginia) -- Owners of the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack are suing the providers of their sports betting app, which has now been off-line for more than...

4/20/2019

article Lawsuit after 2 casinos couldn't take March Madness bets
(West Virginia) -- A casino operator is suing a tech company after a contract dispute shuttered its sports betting platform at two West Virginia casinos ahead of the...

4/19/2019

article Casino operator suing tech company over sports betting outage
(West Virginia) -- A casino operator is suing a tech company after a contract dispute shuttered its sports betting platform at two West Virginia casinos ahead of the...
article Delaware North Sues Miomni Over West Virginia Sportsbook Snafu
(West Virginia) -- Delaware North iGaming, Inc. announced on Friday it filed a lawsuit against its partner on claims it lied about owning technology needed for a joint...
article Fraud, breach of contract claimed in lawsuit linked to sports betting going dark at 2 WV casinos
(West Virginia) -- A civil lawsuit has been filed in connection with the sports betting controversy that’s impacted two casinos in West Virginia. Delaware North...
article Mardi Gras casino owner sues over sportsbook shutdown
(West Virginia) -- Delaware North, owner of the Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island casinos, has filed a lawsuit against Miomni Gaming, which had operated onsite and online/...
article Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Suing Sports App Provider
(West Virginia) -- Owners of the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack are suing the providers of their sports betting app, which has now been off-line for more than...

4/17/2019

article How Long Will It Take West Virginia To Launch Online Casino And Poker?
(West Virginia) -- On March 28, West Virginia became the fifth state to legalize online gambling. Early projections indicate the West Virginia online casino and poker...

4/12/2019

article West Virginia Sports Betting: What’s Been Going On?
(West Virginia) -- Since Delaware North shuttered its two sportsbooks in West Virginia, and took its mobile app offline in early March, there’s not been much talk...

4/9/2019

article WV sports betting revenue passes $10m in first six months
(West Virginia) -- The first six months of legal sports betting in West Virginia has seen the state’s licensed operators generate revenue of $10.1m (£7.7m/...

4/3/2019

article West Virginia Passed Online Gambling; Should Pennsylvania Worry?
(West Virginia) -- Pennsylvania’s neighbor will soon join the Keystone State in the world of online casino gaming. Last Wednesday, West Virginia legalized online...

4/1/2019

article Industry growth: iGaming now approved in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- Supporters of online gambling will be excited to hear that a new state will be joining Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania in offering...
article Delaware North Seeks to End Relationship with Sports Betting Partner
(West Virginia) -- Delaware North has grown tired of missing out on sports betting revenues due to an unexpected shutdown. On March 6, its sports betting operations...

3/31/2019

article Interactive gaming bill becomes law
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia’s interacting gaming bill is now law after Gov. Jim Justice failed to act on House Bill 2934 before the deadline last Wednesday....
article Delaware North Cuts Ties with West Virginia Betting Partner
(West Virginia) -- Casino operator Delaware North is ending its contract with its sports betting partner after its two land-based casinos in West Virginia and its mobile...

3/30/2019

article Casinos to end management contract after betting problems
(West Virginia) -- A casino operator is ending its contract with a management company after a dispute prevented two West Virginia casinos from taking bets on the NCAA...

3/29/2019

article Casino owner terminates deal with sports betting provider
(West Virginia) -- State Lottery Director John Myers said Friday it could be months before sports betting returns to Delaware North properties Wheeling Island Casino in...
article Return of sports betting could take "several months" at Mardi Gras
(West Virginia) -- It could be some time before sports betting returns to two of West Virginia's casinos. According to a statement, Delaware North, which owns...
article Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Owner Breaks With Sports Wagering Partner
(West Virginia) -- Delaware North — owner of the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack — is seeking to terminate its relationship with its sports betting...
article Wheeling Island, Mardi Gras Casinos Terminate Sports Betting Partnership with Miomni
(West Virginia) -- Sports betting at Wheeling Island and Mardi Gras Casino is suspended indefinitely as Delaware North, owner of Wheeling Island and Mardi Gras casino,...

3/28/2019

article STORY TO WATCH: Miomni, Entergaming Dispute Leaves WV Sportsbooks In The Dark
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia sports betting situation has become a little more clear. Legal Sports Report obtained a letter from Delaware North (DNGE) through a...

3/27/2019

article Here Come WV Online Casinos: Online Gambling Bill Becomes Law
(West Virginia) -- On Wednesday, the bill allowing legalized online casino gambling in West Virginia became law. You read that right, H 2934, the West Virginia Lottery...
article It’s Official: West Virginia Legalizes Online Casinos, Poker; Becomes Fifth State To Do So
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia has officially legalized online casinos in the state, thanks to the inaction of the governor. The West Virginia Lottery Interactive...
article West Virginia guv signs online casino, poker bill into law
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia has officially become the fifth US state to legalize online gambling after Gov. Jim Justice signed the necessary legislation.

3/26/2019

article New Documents Show WV Sports Betting Outage Traced To Fight Between Miomni, Entergaming
(West Virginia) -- Sports bettors in West Virginia have been without a mobile option for three weeks, and LSR obtained details about the bizarre fight at the heart of it...

3/24/2019

article Statewide treatment group spreads gambling awareness in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- March is 'National Problem Gambling Awareness Month' and a statewide treatment group is urging anyone who thinks their gambling activity may...

3/23/2019

article Two West Virginia casinos are missing out on March Madness
(West Virginia) -- March Madness could have a different meaning at the Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island casinos, with bettors mad that they won't be able to wager on...
article Gazette editorial: Sports betting woes are the ultimate bracket buster
(West Virginia) -- The state of West Virginia had its bracket busted before the first tip of the 2019 Men’s NCAA College Basketball Tournament. Delaware North,...

3/21/2019

article Dispute unresolved, still no sports betting in Wheeling as NCAA Tourney begins
(West Virginia) -- As one of the top sports betting weekends of the year tips off, Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack is still unable to take wagers. The management...
article Sports Betting Remains Offline at 2 West Virginia Casinos
(West Virginia) -- Sports wagering will remain offline at Mardi Gras Casino and Wheeling Island Casino at the start of the NCAA Tournament.
article Two WV casinos missing out on March Madness
(West Virginia) -- March Madness could have a different meaning at the Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island casinos, with bettors mad that they won't be able to wager on the...

3/20/2019

article Dispute keeps sports betting turned off at Delaware North properties
(West Virginia) -- Sports betting won’t be available at two casinos in West Virginia during at least the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament. State Lottery...
article West Virginia has legalized sports betting, but a contract dispute will keep it offline for the first March Madness weekend
(West Virginia) -- The management services provider for two West Virginia sports books and the state's online betting app is in a dispute with a third-party...
article With Sports Betting Still Offline, Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack – and West Virginia Coffers – Missing Out on March Madness
(West Virginia) -- Sports wagering through the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack remains offline, and no betting is happening there as “March Madness”...
article Country Woes: WV Sports Betting Remains Closed For Start Of March Madness
(West Virginia) -- The ongoing outage for WV sports betting will cost sportsbooks one of the year’s most popular sports wagering events. The West Virginia Lottery...

3/19/2019

article West Virginia Lawmaker Lashes Out as Two Sportsbooks Stay Closed in Dispute
(West Virginia) -- It’s been nearly two weeks since two West Virginia casinos suspended their sportsbook operations, and that’s prompted a state lawmaker...

3/18/2019

article Setbacks Aside, WV Sportsbooks Contribute To National Conversation
(West Virginia) -- As more states get on the sports betting bandwagon, sportsbooks in West Virginia are part of a growing movement that has seen major gains at the...

3/12/2019

article Online casino and poker gaming chances improve in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- On Friday, the West Virginia State Senate voted in favor of the West Virginia Lottery Interactive Wagering Act. A vote of 26 to 7 will see the measure...
article West Virginia poised to become 4th state to legalize online gambling for traditional casino games
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia Lottery will have more than year to develop and implement regulations for iGaming run through the Mountain State’s five...

3/11/2019

article Sports betting still on hold at Wheeling Island
(West Virginia) -- Sports betting remains suspended at two West Virginia casinos. Wheeling Island and Mardi Gras Casino, both operated by Delaware North, are under...
article West Virginia Online Casino, Poker Bill Clears Legislature But Plug Pulled Online Sports Betting
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia’s Lottery Interactive Wagering Act sailed through the Senate on Friday, which means the state stands on the brink of legalizing...

3/10/2019

article Lottery: Contractual dispute shuts down sports betting at Mardi Gras, Wheeling Island
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia Lottery officials are working closely with Delaware North management to restore sports betting at the company’s Mardi Gras and...

3/9/2019

article Dispute shuts down sports betting at W.Va. casinos
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia officials say a contractual dispute has caused a shutdown of sports betting at the Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island casinos.
article Wheeling Island, Mardi Gras casinos suspend sports betting
(West Virginia) -- An unknown issue with the sports book at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and Mardi Gras Casino & Resort has led to the temporary suspension...

3/8/2019

article West Virginia Online Casino Bill Moves Forward After Senate Passage
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia is all in on being among the most state-of-the art gaming states in the country. On Friday, the second-to-last day of the 2019 regular...
article West Virginia Online Gambling Bill Clears Senate; Finish Line In Sight
(West Virginia) -- Following a favorable vote in the Senate, West Virginia is on the cusp of becoming the fifth state to legalize online gambling. After sailing through...
article Bet Lucky of West Virginia Suspends Sports Betting Services
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia was one of the first states to begin offering sports betting services. The state passed legislation quickly and regulations were...
article Two West Virginia casinos suspend sports betting
(West Virginia) -- Two West Virginia casinos that suspended sports betting operations this week are promising to honor all outstanding bets that have been decided, but...
article Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack suspends sports betting
(West Virginia) -- Wheeling Island casino has temporarily suspended sports betting on location, including bets through the BetLucky app.

3/5/2019

article Expanded casino legislation dies in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- In West Virginia, proposed legislation that would have permitted two of the state’s casinos to each establish a satellite facility featuring...

3/4/2019

article West Virginia Online Gaming Bill Lingers as Deadline Nears
(West Virginia) -- A sweeping online expansion bill is closer to passage than ever in West Virginia, but a key hurdle in the state Senate – and a looming deadline...

3/2/2019

article West Virginia gambling legislation dies
(West Virginia) -- Legislation permitting Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack to establish a second gambling location in Ohio County died in a committee of the West...

2/28/2019

article Satellite casino bill dies in Senate Finance Committee
(West Virginia) -- The House bill to allow the four racetracks to open satellite casinos in their home counties fizzled in Senate Finance Thursday morning. The bill was...
article Sen. Mike Maroney Among Those That Keep Satellite Casino Bill From Advancing in W.Va. Senate Finance Committee
(West Virginia) -- Legislation permitting Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack to establish a second gambling location in Ohio County died in committee Thursday.

2/26/2019

article West Virginia continues to push forward with online gambling
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia could become the latest state to thumb its nose at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). An online gambling bill making its rounds...

2/24/2019

article Two Gambling Bills Cruise Through the House in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- On Friday, House Delegates passed two bills which would make it easier for residents of West Virginia to gamble.

2/23/2019

article Bills to permit satellite track location and interactive wagering pass House
(West Virginia) -- Legislation that would allow Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack to establish a satellite video lottery location in Ohio County passed the West...

2/22/2019

article Effort to boost horse, greyhound racing advances
(West Virginia) -- An effort to restore $11 million annually to the purse funds for horse and greyhound racing at state casinos is up for passage in the House of...
article House passes two gambling bills with ease
(West Virginia) -- The House of Delegates passed two bills on Friday that would make it much easier for West Virginians to gamble. HB 2934, the West Virginia Lottery...
article West Virginia Online Gambling Bill Clears House, Progressing In Spite Of Wire Act Opinion
(West Virginia) -- In the mother of all plot twists, West Virginia is positioning itself as one of the most progressive states in the country when it comes to gambling....

2/21/2019

article Attempt by WV House to pare satellite casino bill down to one location fails
(West Virginia) -- Legislation giving the state’s four racetracks the option to operate satellite casinos in their home counties will be on passage stage in the...

2/20/2019

article Myers: Lottery favors satellite casinos bill as way to maintain gaming revenue
(West Virginia) -- Lottery Director John Myers said the Lottery Commission supports industry-backed legislation to allow state racetrack casinos to each operate one...

2/19/2019

article Bill to allow satellite casino locations advances; no Charleston casino plans
(West Virginia) -- Legislation that would allow West Virginia’s four racetrack casinos to operate satellite locations advanced to the full House of Delegates on...
article West Virginia House of Delegates Committee Advances Casino Satellite Bill
(West Virginia) -- Legislation permitting Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack to establish a second gambling location in Ohio County has passed committee, and is on...

2/13/2019

article Satellite casino bill moving along in the House of Delegates
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia’s four racetrack-casinos will be allowed to establish secondary locations within the counties they’re situated in a bill...

2/12/2019

article Wheeling casino seeking satellite location
(West Virginia) -- Legislation that would allow Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack to establish a second gambling location in Ohio County is out of the starting gate...

2/9/2019

article Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Seeking Satellite Location
(West Virginia) -- Legislation that would allow Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack to establish a second gambling location in Ohio County is out of the starting gate...

2/8/2019

article Wheeling Island Casino wants second casino at The Highlands
(West Virginia) -- Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack wants the West Virginia Legislature to permit a satellite casino within Ohio County. House Bill 2901 allowing...

2/7/2019

article Satellite casino bill introduced in House of Delegates
(West Virginia) -- A bill introduced Thursday in the House of Delegates would allow the state’s four racetracks to open one satellite casino in the same county in...

1/30/2019

article OP/ED: W.Va.’s sports betting tax is too low
(West Virginia) -- Last year, West Virginia legislators made a multi-million-dollar wager. They bet gambling interests would not be inclined to offer sports betting in...

1/27/2019

article Sports Betting: West Virginia should take a bigger piece of the action
(West Virginia) -- Last year, West Virginia legislators made a multi-million-dollar wager. They bet gambling interests would not be inclined to offer sports betting in...

1/26/2019

article EDITORIAL: Sports Betting Tax Too Low?
(West Virginia) -- Last year, West Virginia legislators made a mult-million-dollar wager. They bet gambling interests would not be inclined to offer sports betting in...
article WV casinos see rare upturn in video lottery, table games revenue
(West Virginia) -- For the first time in nearly seven years, West Virginia racetrack casinos saw an upturn in video lottery and table games revenue in December,...

1/23/2019

article WV casinos see rare upturn in video lottery, table games revenue
(West Virginia) -- For the first time in nearly seven years, West Virginia racetrack casinos saw an upturn in video lottery and table games revenue in December,...

1/22/2019

article Lottery director: State revenues from sports betting still hard to pin down
(West Virginia) -- State Lottery Director John Myers told senators Tuesday that the Lottery still does not have financial data from the recent launch of sports betting...

1/20/2019

article Wheeling Island Casino: Some operations cancelled due to weather
(West Virginia) -- The Wheeling Island Casino has announced they are closing some of their attractions due to the winter storm. Live greyhound racing and the Pointe Sea...

1/18/2019

article Online Gambling Bill Delayed in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia has plans to legalize all forms of online gambling. But, despite making good progress, it appears that legalize online casino gambling...

1/17/2019

article West Virginia Online Gambling On Hold … For Now
(West Virginia) -- Lottery officials in West Virginia will support bills to expand keno offerings and permit limited video lottery (LVL) distributors to operate retail...

1/11/2019

article West Virginia proposes new bill to legalise online casino
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia has filed a new bill in an attempt to legalise online casino and poker. The state has previously attempted to legalise online gambling...
article West Virginia Tries Online Poker Legislation Again
(West Virginia) -- It may be tough to remember, but it did happen. West Virginia did offer up online gaming legislation in the past, back in early 2017, in fact. It was...

1/6/2019

article New year brings new updates to West Virginia sports betting
(West Virginia) -- In a long-awaited process, people ages 21 and older can now wager on sports online in the state of West Virginia. Delaware North, which owns and...

1/2/2019

article Sports bettor wins $100K at Charles Town’s Hollywood Casino with $5 bet
(West Virginia) -- One bettor at Hollywood Casino sports book in Charles Town certainly has started the new year on the right foot. A man won $100,000 after betting $5...

1/1/2019

article Editorial: Neighbors want a piece of West Virginia sports betting action
(West Virginia) -- The Herald-Dispatch published this editorial on Sunday regarding sports betting in West Virginia: State-sponsored gambling endeavors tend to resemble...

12/29/2018

article Editorial: Neighbors want a piece of WV sports betting action
(West Virginia) -- State-sponsored gambling endeavors tend to resemble arms races. One side gets an advantage with a new weapon, but that advantage lasts only until a...
article Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Sports Book Cuts Ribbon
(West Virginia) -- Local leaders gathered with Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack staff Friday morning to cut the ribbon at the facility’s newly minted sports...

12/28/2018

article Can't make it to the casino? You can place bets in WV right on your phone
(West Virginia) -- Sports gambling went officially live at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, just in time for some of the biggest sporting events of the year. With...

12/27/2018

article Sports betting makes debut at 2 more W.Va. casinos — and via app
(West Virginia) -- Sports betting is making its debut at two more West Virginia casinos — and on the first mobile sports wagering app.
article Sports Book Opens at Wheeling Island Casino
(West Virginia) -- After months of waiting, local sports betting fans can now place wagers at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack as on Thursday the facility...
article DraftKings, Charles Town Plan Online Sports Gambling
(West Virginia) -- DraftKings has reached a licensing agreement with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races owner Penn National Gaming Inc. to offers its DraftKings...

12/19/2018

article Lottery: New competitive threat facing sports betting in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia’s nascent sports betting industry could be facing new competition, with the Washington, D.C., City Council voting Tuesday to...

12/18/2018

press release DraftKings Prepares to Launch Sports Betting in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- DraftKings Inc. announced today that it has reached a licensing agreement with an affiliate of Penn National Gaming, Inc. the operator of Hollywood...

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.

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