West Virginia Lottery Revenue Continued To Increase In April

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Lottery revenue continued to increase in April, as more money spent on video lottery and traditional online and scratch-off games had offset declining revenue at racetrack casinos.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports traditional lottery sales are up 7 percent this budget year, while limited video lottery at bars, clubs and fraternal organizations are up 5 percent over the same point last year.

Lottery Director Alan Larrick said after a Lottery Commission meeting Tuesday the $10 million growth in traditional lottery sales, and $15 million growth in video lottery, helped offset a 4 percent decline in revenue from casino video slots and a 10 percent decline in table games revenues.

Larrick hopes the Supreme Court’s overturning of a federal law banning sports betting will reverse the decline at racetrack casinos.