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BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA)--- A local business is saying its not enough a day after the West Virginia Lottery Commission and Las Vegas-based IGT extended a deadline for mandatory software updates to video lottery machines.

Jim Knowles of Random World Limited, the gambling side of K&K Entertainment in Bluefield says that it is going to cost them around one million dollars to do the upgrades.

This is coming just a year after they won a bid to be a dealer of video lottery machines.

"Everyone who spent a lot of money during the bid process, thousands or millions of dollars to just stay in this game or even get into it," Knowles says

"Now realize that they have to spend a whole lot more to stay into it."

The contract that was won by Random World Limited is a ten-year deal. The original deadline for the upgrades was 2016, but it has been extended till 2017. Knowles says that he would like to see the upgrades be pushed back until the next bidding process in 2021.

But the state says that they have done enough to get the deadline pushed back a year, and that they need to be done.

"It is kind of like you had Windows 2 on your computer and now they are up to Windows 8 and that is something that they are not going to support any longer," said Assistant Director of the Lottery Commission John Meyers.

Knowles is hoping that legislatures and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin will get involved to help with the costs.

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