Thursday, April 12, 2007

Now It's Up to the Voters

The West Virginia Table Game Law was passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor. Now it is up to the voters in the four counties in West Virginia that have race tracks. A special election has been set up in Jefferson, Kanawha, Ohio, and Hancock counties on June 9th of this year. A majority of voters in a county need to vote for Table Gaming to allow it in their individual county.

The West Virginia State Lottery Commission is currently busy studying regulations which will be put in place if one or more of the counties votes for table gaming. Proposed regulations cover everything from chip and dice weight to minimum security standards at the gaming facilities.

The Lottery Commission is consulting with Michigan and New Jersey on these regulations. They also expect to add a division to the Lottery Commission and hire around 50 people.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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