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Governor Jim Justice in favor of legalized sports betting in West Virginia

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GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (WVVA) -

The United States Supreme Court opened the door last week to legalized sports betting. The ruling overturned a 1992 federal law that banned sports betting in most states. While many details are still being worked out, West Virginia is poised to start handling wagers on sports. Governor Jim Justice, owner of the Casino Club at the Greenbrier, sees this as an opportunity for the state.

Governor Jim Justice said, "Well it could mean a lot of goodness...it could mean additional revenues coming into the sate that we could use for a lot of different things- higher-ed, k-12, multiple, multiple things. Possibility of even helping with PEIA and lots of different things."

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