West Virginia Files Rules For Sports Betting

Sports betting legislation has passed in WV

The West Virginia Lottery Commission successfully filed proposed rules for local sports betting with the Secretary of State’s Office. This happened just two days before the deadline, meaning West Virginia narrowly escaped the possibility of having their sports betting launch delayed until the next legislative session. This opens public comment but more importantly, lets the …

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MLB and NBA Ramping Up Lobbying Efforts

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The MLB and NBA appear to be stepping up their lobbying in states pushing for sports betting legalization. The 2 leagues have established a lobbying force that travels from state-to-state campaigning for their desired version of sports betting legislation. While they have already lost the battle in some states, the war is not over. This …

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Legal Sports Betting On The Brink

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The waiting line for sports betting options continues to grow. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act’s fate resides with the US Supreme Court, and the odds are heavily in favor of its repeal. If PASPA does end up getting knocked off, there are several states legally cleared to pull the trigger on sports gambling …

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West Virginia On Brink Of Sports Betting Legalization

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West Virginia just got that much closer to legalizing sports betting. The House Finance Committee discussed S415 for the first time in a recent legislative session. The bill is an ambitious venture that puts the state Lottery Commission in charge of regulating the proposed sports betting market. S415 has made its way through the Senate …

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State Regulated Gambling Legalization Watchlist

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2018 is a big year for gambling legislation, at the forefront of it all stands New Jersey who in 2014 entered a legal battle with the NCAA over the constitutionality of PASPA. At first, many states shrugged the case off, unconvinced of the momentum legalized sports betting would generate. It then took many years for …

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NBA And MLB Attempt To Justify Integrity Fees

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The NBA and MLB have been making some recent moves in preparation of legal sports gambling reform. The pair issued a document calling for ‘integrity fees’ to be paid out from sports betting wagers. As if the quick-180 on sports gambling wasn’t enough, their latest justification of these integrity fees is almost laughable. This document …

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MLB Steps In On West Virginia Sports Betting Legalization

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Major League Baseball just made a significant shift in their stance on legalizing sports gambling in the US. The league issued an official statement regarding West Virginia’s latest legislative effort to bring sports betting to the state. This move further combines the MLB and NBA in how they view the prospect of sports gambling in …

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West Virginia Eyeing Sports Betting Lottery Options

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West Virginia appears to be shifting towards a pro-sports betting stance. The state Lottery has launched a case study into the impact of sports gambling legalization. Reports show that the study will cost the Mountain State $160,000. If the study fares well, West Virginia sports betting could become state regulated. The study will be conducted …

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