West Virginia could review sports betting law

As the Congress of the state has passed a bill regulating sports betting, the law could be reviewed.

US.- Legal Sports Report informed that the government of West Virginia could review the already-approved sports betting law. As reported by the newspaper, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice is set to evaluate the sports betting legislation that could take effect once the US Supreme Court rules on the issue in the following weeks.

Justice could call a special session of the legislature this week to debate the gaming law approved last March. Although the governor has not vetoed the law, he decided to evaluate the legislation as the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Baseball (MLB) did not agree on the law because it does not contemplate economic benefits for the sports organisations.

Potential operators of sports betting platforms in West Virginia are the Casino Club at The Greenbrier, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, Mardi Gras Casino and Resort, Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort, Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, as reported by local gaming newspapers.

The bill signed by Justice would allow sports betting at local licensed casinos, as well as Lottery Commission-approved mobile device apps. The legislation says that ten per cent of gross receipts will be collected by the state, while it also states that bettors would need to be at least 21 years of age to engage in that activity.

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