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Video lottery revenues from W.Va. bars, clubs drop

September 27, 2013
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Revenues from limited video lottery machines at bars and clubs in West Virginia are on the decline.

The West Virginia Lottery Commission reports limited video lottery revenues fell 6.5 percent to $63 million in July and August compared with the same two months of 2012.

State Lottery Director John Musgrave says the revenue drop can be attributed to a downturn in customer visits to the state's 1,466 bars, clubs and fraternal organizations during warm weather months. He says the economy also is a factor.

The Charleston Gazette ( reports racetrack slot collections were down nearly 10 percent to $107.6 million for the first two months of the fiscal year.

For the month of August, lottery revenues of $110 million were down 5.8 percent from a year earlier.


Information from: The Charleston Gazette,



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