Category: Gambling Bill

Gambling Bill Stalled in West Virginia

The issue of table gambling in West Virginia’s four counties Ohio, Hancock, Jefferson and Kanawha has been raised recently at the West Virginia House of Delegates judiciary committee. However there is no guarantee that the proposal which seeks to legalize table gambling will merit a discussion.

The issue of casino-style table gambling in West Virginia’s four counties Ohio, Hancock, Jefferson and Kanawha has been raised recently at the West Virginia House of Delegates judiciary committee. However there is no guarantee that the proposal which seeks to legalize casino-style table gambling will merit a discussion. Currently gambling on horse-racing is illegal in the state.

According to Joe DeLong, a member of the judiciary committee who also works in the casino industry, the committee met the day after the bill was introduced. However the pro-casino gambling proposal was not included on the committee’s agenda, and has not been added as an item for discussion for any subsequent committee meetings. De Long states that most committee members are aware of the casino bill but “don’t know whether it will be discussed.”

One of the reasons behind the casino-style gambling bill’s exclusion from the judiciary committee’s agenda is thought to be West Virginia’s upcoming state elections. Gambling and casino issues have long been a controversial issue for West Virginia despite many of the state’s neighbors proving more than willing to cater for those West Virginian residents demanding access to online casino gambling and sports betting sites.