Online Casino

Casino Games

Legal Gambling



Newsletter

BetAmerica

West Virginia is set to consider the legalization of online gambling

03/17/2017

In a move that is becoming common in many states, West Virginia is set to consider the legalization of online gambling in March. State legislators introduced HB 3607 on March 14. The measure would open the door to online poker, casinos, and horse betting for West Virginia residents.

Many states including Pennsylvania and Montana currently have gambling legislation before state lawmakers. States are hoping to replicate the success of Nevada and New Jersey. Those states are now several years into legalized online casinos, and the move has paid off big in the form of tax and licensing revenues.

HB 3607 calls on the state to permit the West Virginia Lottery Commission to oversee online gambling. In other states, local casinos are tasked with providing online gambling platforms. An interesting measure of HB 3607 is that it also permits West Virgina to enter into interstate agreements with other states like New Jersey that allow online betting. In theory, this could permit West Virgina players to register accounts with New Jersey-based online casinos.

This measure continues West Virginia's progressive approach toward gambling. Last month, legislators also proposed a bill that would allow limited forms of sports betting. For several years now, West Virginia has also permitted racinos. These are small casinos that are operated at local racetracks and offer video poker and other electronic games.

What the state stands to gain from this bill is added state revenue. The license to operate an online casino would cost $50,000 and operators would also be required to remit a 14% tax on gross gaming revenues. If West Virginia duplicates the success of New Jersey, this could add up to millions which can be used to shore up the state's economy.

 
>> All legal casino news in USA   >> West Virginia Online Gambling News
 

Online Casino News in USA

07/12/2018 Resorts Casino Online Bonus: Get up to $1,000 on your first deposit!
It is about time that the Resorts Casino went ahead and opened its doors to new customers online. It took them a long time even after the state of New Jersey legalized this kind of activity for the Internet, ... Read more

Resorts Casino
07/08/2018 SugarHouse Casino Offers Matching Bonus Of Up To $100
New Jersey has opened up the possibility for US-based players to take their chances at numerous online casinos that are now open to the public in the state. They have decided that it is in their best interest... Read more

SugarHouse Casino
06/29/2018 Resorts Casino Is Offering Up To $1,000 In Bonuses To New Players
Resorts Casino definitely took its time to reach out to New Jersey players in the online format, but that is just because they were trying to get their ducks in a row so to speak before they made the official... Read more

Resorts Casino
06/22/2018 Mohegan Sun Casino Bonus Offers
You can earn up to a one-thousand dollar bonus when you play at the Mohegan Sun online casino based out of New Jersey. They offer such great rewards because they have to try to attract from a pool of players ... Read more

Mohegan Sun Casino
06/14/2018 Pala Casino Joins New Jersey Market With Great Bonuses
There are bonuses to be had by playing on the Pala Casino as part of the network of casinos that is available in New Jersey. Put another way, new players who want to supercharge their game play at the casino ... Read more

Pala Casino
>> All casino websites news in USA
 

  Home > Online Casino > Online Casino News in USA > West Virginia is set to consider the legalization of online gambling