West Virginia nets $320,000 in first weekend of sports betting

The West Virginia Lottery says the state netted around $320,000 of taxable revenue in its first weekend of legal sports betting. (MGN Online)

The West Virginia Lottery said the state netted around $320,000 of taxable revenue in its first weekend of legal sports betting.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported the West Virginia Gaming and Racing Association president, John Cavacini, said even more bets are expected to be placed this weekend when professional football season starts.

Cavacini said Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races was the first to begin legal sports betting. He said other venues will follow suit this month.

He said revenues will likely increase when mobile betting apps are up and running.

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