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Gaming in all its forms is popular in West Virginia. Two full casinos and two "racinos" operate in West Virginia and video poker machines can be found in nearly every community.
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Gambling in all its forms is popular in West Virginia. Two casinos operate at tracks in the state's northern panhandle -- at [[Chester, West Virginia|Chester, WV]], and [[Wheeling, West Virginia|Wheeling, WV]]. A third is located at [[Charleston, West Virginia|Charleston, WV]]. All are located at established greyhound and thoroughbred tracks. A fourth track, at [[Charles Town, West Virginia|Charles Town, WV]], in the eastern panhandle, failed to win county-wide support to allow table gambling.
  
The West Virginia Legislature recently permitted counties to allow
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Video-poker cafes may be found in nearly every community. In 2005, more than 7,600 video machines were operating at 1,614 state-certified gambling locations, according to the West Virginia Lottery Commission.
table gaming. As a result, two full casinos have been established in the northern pandhandle, and more are expected to open in other areas.
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More than 7,600 video-poker machines were operating in West Virginia in 2009 (at 1,614 locations), according to the West Virginia Lottery Commission. Video-poker cafes have opened in many West Virginia cities. Only Webster County, deep in the mountainous interior, was without a machine in 2005.
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Latest revision as of 21:20, 9 December 2008

Gambling in all its forms is popular in West Virginia. Two casinos operate at tracks in the state's northern panhandle -- at Chester, WV, and Wheeling, WV. A third is located at Charleston, WV. All are located at established greyhound and thoroughbred tracks. A fourth track, at Charles Town, WV, in the eastern panhandle, failed to win county-wide support to allow table gambling.

Video-poker cafes may be found in nearly every community. In 2005, more than 7,600 video machines were operating at 1,614 state-certified gambling locations, according to the West Virginia Lottery Commission.

Pages in category "Gaming"

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