West Virginia pushes for online gambling again

Lawmakers of the West Virginia legislature are trying to legalize online gambling in the state, after failing to do so in previous years.

One difference this time is that the proposed measure comes on the heels of legalized sports betting, which has added to state revenues since last August.

Delegates Shawn Fluharty and Joe Canestraro introduced House Bill 2178, that would give the state’s Lottery Commission regulatory powers over interactive gaming licensees.

“[L]egalization of video lottery and table games in West Virginia has delivered substantial benefits to the state, including the creation of thousands of significant contributions to racing and agricultural industries,” the bill reads.

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