As indicated by the bill's note, the motivation behind this bill is "to approve Internet gaming oversaw and authorized through existing approved gaming offices in West Virginia," all of which would fall under the duties of the West Virginia Lottery Commission. With a duty rate at 14 percent of gross gaming income, authorized gaming offices and race tracks could apply for a web betting permit for a charge of $50,000. The bill has some state directions for land-based administrators that likewise move on the web. The administrator must guarantee that the members are 21; that members are in the state or a reasonable locale; and that gaming conventions are set up to limit issue betting and keep the diversions reasonable and fair.
Administrators will likewise need to set up approaches to counter swindling and spot it, and in addition get the utilization of programming, including bots. Administrators would likewise need to keep their assets particular; working assets must not be joined with player reserves. The bill permits gaming between states that are approved for internet gaming and forbids solid offenses for unlawful gaming. Offenses have an extensive variety of results, with crimes, $75-150,000 fines and a year in jail as the pattern to expenses to the administrators, lawful offense accusations, $150-300,000 fines and one to three years in jail.
In August of 2014, the Charleston Daily Mail announced that the West Virginia Lottery was thinking about iGaming to help go up against adjacent states, however it essentially concerned offering lottery tickets online over online poker. At the time, John Musgrave, the lottery chief, had then met with club administrators to talk about the likelihood. "Regardless we're investigating since we feel that is the way the business' moving, so we need to get ready for it," said Musgrave to the Charleston Daily Mail. "We have not yet settled on any choice for how will actualize it, yet we are taking a gander at it, contemplating it and perceiving how our gambling clubs in our locale can move toward that path."
Different reports in 2014 had West Virginia moving toward web based gaming with a receptive outlook. From that point forward, the state still has had declining betting incomes at its physical scenes, down as much as 10.9 percent. As a circuit and VLT advertise, $722.17 million in gaming income roll in from the state and 1.9 percent is business gaming income. In light of these falling racino incomes, West Virginia could be balanced for web based gaming. A report from Morgan Stanley anticipated that West Virginia would be one of 20 states to authorize and manage online poker, however that wouldn't be until 2020.