Last Minute Push To Require League Data Deals Comes Up Short In West Virginia

As the state’s five casinos wait for an emergency rule regulating sports betting in West Virginia to take effect later this month, an effort last week by Republican Governor Jim Justice to require casinos to contract with the professional sports leagues to buy official data for their games has fallen short.

“[The governor] wanted to add changes to the emergency rule, which would have required data to be bought from professional sports leagues,” John Cavacini, president of the West Virginia Gaming and Racing Association, told GamblingCompliance on Friday.

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