QUICK LINKS: Videos  |  Micromarkets |

Redemption Report

|

Classifieds

|

Buy a Classified Ad

|

Editorial Calendars

|

Circulation Data

|

Downloads

|

Bookstore

|

Date Book

Search:      

Bookmark this site




Issue Date: Vol. 51, No. 7, July 2011, Posted On: 7/9/2011


Operators And Lottery Agency Disagree On Performance Of WV's VLT License Transition


Marcus Webb
video lottery machine, video lottery operator, John Musgrave, West Virginia, West Virginia video lottery license, West Virginia Amusement and Video Lottery Association, Wheeling Coin, Anthony "Herk" Sparachane

CHARLESTON, WV -- The West Virginia Lottery has accomplished its transition to new Limited Video Lottery licenses without major system downtime or significant loss of tax revenue, said WVL director John Musgrave.

The new license system took effect at 3 a.m. on July 1, replacing the earlier licenses that had been in effect from the lottery's launch in 2001. At that point, all unlicensed video lottery terminals went offline. Just over 6,800 VLTs were in operation under the new licenses as of July 6, officials said.

Despite Musgrave's upbeat report, there have been conflicts. The West Virginia Amusement and Video Lottery Association sued the state lottery in August 2010, charging that the new licensing procedures were unfair. That lawsuit was dropped a few weeks later at the request of both parties. | SEE STORY

At least one operating company is suing the lottery over a licensing dispute. The plaintiff, Wheeling Coin, is run by Anthony "Herk" Sparachane, who is also president of the WVAVLA.

Sparachane told the Charleston Gazette that many locations are still without VLTs under the new system and as a result location owners are "desperate" for VLT revenues.


Topic: Music and Games Features

Articles:
  • ATM Withdrawal Limits In Macau Bring Down Casino Stocks
  • Fun Factory’s Million Ticket Jackpot For 1-Shot Skill Game Draws Crowds
  • Rihanna, Maren Morris, Lukas Graham And Chainsmokers Top AMI Entertainment's 2016 Yearend Jukebox Charts
  • Andretti Indoor Karting Pacts With Betson To Equip New Florida Site
  • LAI Unveils Two Ticket Redemption Games For Single Or Dual Play: Hypershoot And Let's Bounce

Copyright © 2016 Vending Times Inc. All rights reserved. 
P: (516) 442-1850 | F: (516) 442-1849 | subscriptions@vendingtimes.net
55 Maple Ave. - Ste. 304, Rockville Centre, NY 11570