sports betting

Lottery Commission approves West Virginia sports betting rules

The Lottery Commission aimed to get the rules out as soon as possible, providing casinos with the framework they need. “This will enable them to go forward to make sure their systems meet the requirements set forth in our rules, so that’s why we tried to get this done as soon as possible to expedite the process,” said state Lottery Commissioner Alan Larrick.

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Maryland explores faster way to approve sports betting

Gordon Medenica, Maryland’s lottery director, said one question lawyers are examining is the definition of lottery operation. The lottery currently does much of its work through vendors. Medenica questioned whether the lottery would need to have state employees run a sports book, which he doesn’t think would be a wise choice.

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