Keyword: West Virginia legislature

  • Mountaineer Continues to Feel Purse Pinch

    Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort will be in the spotlight Aug. 6 with its $1.65 million all-stakes program featuring the West Virginia Derby. But on a day-to-day basis, the track continues to struggle in a difficult economic environment.

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    West Virginia Purses to Take Another Hit

    Though the numbers will vary depending on revenue generated by video lottery terminals, purse accounts at West Virginia racetracks will take another hit because of a legislature-mandated reduction to help support the fiscal 2016-17 budget.

  • Charles Town HBPA board member Joe Funkhouser speaks at Capitol

    WV Racing Supporters Tout Economic Benefits

    Pro-racing lawmakers in West Virginia took part in a March 1 Capitol press conference to discuss the economic impact of Thoroughbred racing and breeding given legislation that would decouple live racing from gaming.

  • West Virginia State Capitol Building

    WV Racing Groups to Rally at Capitol

    Racing interests and their legislative representatives plan a rally March 1 at the West Virginia Capitol in Charleston to combat bills that call for the decoupling of live racing from gaming.

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    Racetrack Gaming Issues Heat Up in WV

    The West Virginia Senate Feb. 25 had first reading on legislation that would defund and decouple greyhound racing from gaming but maintain requirements that Thoroughbred racing receive its share of gaming revenue.

  • Charles Town Races in West Virginia

    WV Bill Calls for Restoration of Purse Funds

    Legislation that would restore video lottery terminal-generated purse funds that have been diverted to pay down a workers' compensation debt has been introduced in the West Virginia House of Delegates.

  • WV Racing Industry Sets Legislative Goals

    The West Virginia racing industry will pursue several initiatives during the 2016 legislative session, including statutory changes that would lower the minimum number of racing dates for which tracks must apply each year.

  • WV Racing to Have Role in Legislative Review

    The West Virginia Racing Commission June 2 authorized creation of a committee that will be charged with providing information to a legislative committee that will study the state's racing and gaming industries.

  • WV Analysis: Purses Can't Support Race Dates

    A West Virginia Racing Commission purse analysis based on revenue projections from all sources indicates the state and its racetracks have serious issues to address regarding live racing dates in the future.

  • Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

    WV Legislature to Review Racing and Gaming

    Both houses of the West Virginia legislature have adopted a resolution forming a select committee that will undertake a "comprehensive study" of the state's racing and gaming industries and report its findings in 2016.

  • WV Budget Plan: Take Another $2M From Purses

    Legislation for the fiscal 2016 state budget in West Virginia is calling for another reduction in video lottery terminal and table games revenue that goes to purses at Thoroughbred and Greyhound tracks.

  • Mountaineer won't race in December.

    Mountaineer Cuts Purses in Wake of Reductions

    A state-approved 10% reduction in video lottery terminal revenue and continued softness in the regional gambling market have led officials and horsemen at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort to reduce purses.

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    WV County Wants Horse Racing Funds Protected

    The governing body of Jefferson County, W.Va., where Charles Town Races is located, plans to send a message to state legislators that further reductions in the share of gaming revenue that supports racing are unacceptable.

  • Racing, Others Oppose VLT Revenue Shift in WV

    Racing stakeholders and government officials Feb. 4 publicly stated their opposition to legislation that would shift 15% of video lottery and table games revenue to fund other programs in West Virginia.

  • WV Bill Lowers Minimum Number of Racing Dates

    Legislation introduced in the West Virginia Senate March 6 calls for several statutory changes regarding racing, including a substantial reduction in the minimum number of dates a track must schedule each year.

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    New WV Rules of Racing Take Effect July 10

    An overhaul of the West Virginia rules of racing, including revisions in the area of equine medication and penalties, has passed the state legislature. The document was filed April 11 with the Secretary of State.

  • WV Bill Spares Racing, Breeding From Cuts

    Legislation that would have diverted gaming funds from several recipients including horse and dog racing in West Virginia has been altered to instead use excess video lottery terminal revenue.

  • WV '10-10-10 Program' Bill Signed Into Law

    West Virginia racing's "10-10-10 program," which offers purse supplements to in-state Thoroughbred owners, as well as breeders and stallion owners, will return under legislation signed into law April 2 by Gov. Joe Manchin.

  • '10-10-10' Bill Passes West Virginia Senate

    West Virginia horse racing's "10-10-10" program, which offers purse supplements to in-state Thoroughbred owners, as well as breeders and stallion owners, would return under legislation passed by the state Senate March 2.

  • West Virginia Table Games Closer to Reality

    If West Virginia's governor signs legislation passed by both houses of the state legislature, voters in four counties will decide the fate of table games at four racetracks in the state.

  • West Virginia Senate OKs Racetrack Table Games Bill

    The West Virginia Senate March 6 voted to legalize table games at the state's horse and dog racing tracks. The bill, which already passed the House of Delegates, must return there for concurrence.

  • West Virginia Senate to Vote on Table Games

    The West Virginia Senate is schedule to vote on legislation to authorize table games at the state's four tracks, including Charles Town Races & Slots and Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort.

  • Bills: Vote on Table Games, Ban on Account Bets

    West Virginia lawmakers are considering two bills--one that would prohibit account wagering, and another that would authorize county referendums on the addition of casino-style games at Thoroughbred and Greyhound racetracks.

  • Horsemen's Money Goes to Dogs--But Not for Long?

    Thoroughbred interests in West Virginia are hopeful lawmakers will correct action that took revenue for a proposed breed development program at Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort and shifted half of it to an incentive program for racing Greyhounds.

  • West Virginia Table-Games Bill Altered

    Legislation endorsed by the West Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee would allow casino-style table games at the four racetracks in the state, but the panel also doubled the state tax on the games from 12% to 24%.