West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has allowed the state’s iGaming legislation to pass into law without his signature.

The West Virginia Lottery Interactive Wagering Act authorises the state’s racetracks and the casino owned by Governor Justice to partner with the state lottery to offer interactive casino games to players over the age of 21.

The bill received House and Senate approval in early March and gives the West Virginia Lottery until July 1st, 2020 to promulgate emergency rules to enable interactive wagering. It passed into law on Wednesday March 27th.

The five operator licenses available under the legislation are subject to a $250,000 application fee and a five-year renewal fee of $100,000, while management services provider licenses are subject to a non-refundable application and license fee of $100,000, renewable annually at a cost of $100,000.

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