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W. Virginia bill seeks to introduce EquiLottery

Mar 15, 2017 10:24 AM

In West Virginia, House Bill 2943, “authorizing the Lottery Commission to introduce games whose winning tickets are determined by the outcome of a licensed horse race,” has been introduced in the House of Delegates and assigned to the House Judiciary committee for consideration.

The bill amends a statutory prohibition on combining the results of a sporting event with the result of a lottery by giving an exemption to horse racing. Similar exemptions have precedent in other states including California, Florida, Kentucky and Minnesota.

“We are honored to have the support of so many leaders in the House of Delegates,” said EquiLottery Founder and CEO Brad Cummings. “The great state of West Virginia and its vital racing industry have been longtime allies of EquiLottery.

Since its public announcement over the summer of 2014, EquiLottery has been working towards development of a lottery product based on the results of live horse racing.