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Sports betting bill advances to West Virginia Senate floor


The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING, W.Va.  — Amid attempts to lessen involvement of casinos and retain more money for state coffers, legislation to legalize sports betting in West Virginia cleared the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday and now moves on to a vote in the full Senate.

The committee began its meeting Tuesday by considering an amendment to Senate Bill 415 offered by Sen. Mike Maroney, R-Marshall. His measure would have opened up sports betting to limited video lottery establishments.

The amendment failed by a vote of 12 members against, and four in favor.

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