West Virginia is all gambling. The legislators in the state, led by Del. Jason Barrett, the West Virginia Interactive Lottery Development Act, HB 2934, on Friday. If passed, all online gaming types would be the legal bill and allow online casinos in the state.
The legislation floor bill hit less than one year after state legal liabilities commitments and just after one month after introducing a bill that would enforce an online poker. There is no HB 2178, the poker bill introduced by Rep. Shawn Fluharty in January, giving a lot of support in the legislature and failed earlier versions of the previous two years.
Barrett's new bill would be a piece of fluharty legislation that is not relevant if the online poker would come under the gaming laws set out in the bill later.
The state lottery commission acts as a regulatory body for the state sports betting industry and the proposed law, it would take these responsibilities from all online gaming.
Operators would be able to apply for a five-year license from the state that would cost $ 250,000 each. The state would have income tax from operators online at 10 percent.
The bill does not include an accidental clause, which would enable sites to work in the US. after the UIGEA like PokerStars, enter the West Virginia market. However, there is a language in the bill that it would prevent offshore companies to be illegally served to US customers from obtaining a license.
West Virginia's current statutory session ends on March 9. The bill is currently considered in the House of Judges for consideration.
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