Satellite Casino Bill Introduced In West Virginia

Taking a page from neighboring Pennsylvania’s playbook, a new bill introduced last week in the West Virginia House of Delegates would allow existing racetracks to open an additional satellite casino.

House Bill 2901, a bill introduced by 11 co-sponsoring delegates, would allow the state’s four racetrack casinos to open one separate location in the same county in which the track is located.

John Cavacini, president of the West Virginia Gaming and Racing Association, said the biggest push for the bill comes from Delaware North, which owns the Wheeling Island property and is looking to build a satellite location at the Highlands, just outside Wheeling.

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