CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Lottery Commission, in an emergency meeting, has passed the rules governing the debut of sports betting at the state’s five casinos.
The Lottery Commission aimed to get the rules out as soon as possible, providing casinos with the framework they need.
“This will enable them to go forward to make sure their systems meet the requirements set forth in our rules, so that’s why we tried to get this done as soon as possible to expedite the process,” said state Lottery Commissioner Alan Larrick.
The overarching goal is to lay out what’s expected while also being up and running by football season.
“The goal, hopefully, would be when football season starts. If not, shortly thereafter,” Larrick said.