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W.Va. Track Owners Say They're Ready For Competition (WEST VIRGINIA) -- Ken and Lisa Butler didn't know what to expect as they piled into a car with friends one Tuesday morning in March, bound for the Charles Town Races & Slots.

Neighboring racetracks may hurt state (WEST VIRGINIA) -- West Virginia could lose between 10 percent and 40 percent of its video slot machine revenue if surrounding states legalize the machines at racetracks, gambling analysts say.

Part of Powerball Windfall to Benefit Tiny Torrance Church A West Virginia man is sending some of the $314.9-million jackpot to former pastor to honor tenet of his faith. (CALIFORNIA) -- One of the first people Andrew "Jack" Whittaker called after winning the record $314.9-million Powerball lottery last week was a pastor in Torrance.

Powerball may know winner soon: HURRICANE, West Virginia (CNN) -- State lottery officials said Thursday a lawyer for the winner of the largest single winning lottery ticket ever -- $314.9 million -- has contacted them.

55-Year-Old Man Wins $314.9M Powerball CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A 55-year-old contractor won the $314.9 million Christmas Day jackpot - the biggest undivided lottery prize in history - and said the first thing he will do is turn over 10 percent to his church.

Approaching the homestretch New bridge, table games would boost Chester resort, president says (WEST VIRGINIA) -- The moment you turn off W.Va. 2 into Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort, reality and fantasy blur.

Special Report: Racetracks in Delaware, West Virginia hit jackpot (MARYLAND) -- Marylanders looking for the glitz and glamour of a first-class casino need not board a transcontinental flight to Las Vegas or battle bumper-to-bumper traffic to Atlantic City.

Casino proposal unveiled Voters will get chance to decide on gambling come Nov. 5 (WEST VIRGINIA) -- Huntington got its first look Thursday at a proposal to build a 650-room hotel and casino in the downtown area that developers hope will attract 400,000 people to this city and pump $60 million annually into Cabell County’s stagnant economy.

Busloads each day feeling the pull of West Virginia slots Maryland needn't look far to see the pros and cons of machines at racetracks (MARYLAND) -- They still race thoroughbreds at the historic Charles Town horse track. But that isn't what draws thousands of visitors every day to this rural town in the West Virginia panhandle.

August record-setting for gambling (WEST VIRGINIA) -- August was a record-setting month for gambling at West Virginia's racetracks and clubs, state lottery figures show.

Wayne County residents want casino vote (WEST VIRGINIA) -- Wayne County commissioners are asking their counterparts in Cabell County to let residents of a Huntington neighborhood that lies in Wayne County vote on the city’s proposed casino.

Huntington Hopes Casinos Will Help City's Financial Ills (WEST VIRGINIA) -- Huntington's leaders are betting that casino gambling can help save the Ohio River city from its growing financial problems.

Lottery Machine Bidding Slated (WEST VIRGINIA) -- The West Virginia Division of Tax and Revenue/Lottery Commission Division will again try to sell more than 3,000 limited video lottery machines that remain following three prior bidding periods.

Racetrack seeks addition of table games Gambling backers say games are next logical step (WEST VIRGINIA) -- Adding table games to West Virginia's four racetracks would create hundreds of high-paying jobs, satisfy demands of slot machine players and boost business by at least 20 percent, the president of Mountaineer Racetrack & Gaming Resort said.

Riverboats Now Have Wheeling Connection (WEST VIRGINIA) -- Sternwheel riverboats such as the Mississippi Queen may schedule more frequent visits to Wheeling now that it and two other riverboats have been purchased by the parent company of Wheeling Downs Racetrack and Gaming Center.

Gambling beats gas for profits (WEST VIRGINIA) -- Having their clientele play five video lottery machines has been a lot more profitable for a father-son business than pumping gasoline at a former Kanawha City Sunoco service

Lottery may OK expansion Chester casino wants 500 more slot machines (WEST VIRGINIA) -- Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort has invested $120 million on expansion projects in the past two years and shows no signs of slowing down.

Track president says he'll pursue Tyson-Lewis boxing match (WEST VIRGINIA) -- Despite opposition from Gov. Bob Wise and others, the president of Mountaineer Racetrack and Gaming Resort says he's proceeding with plans to bring the Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis boxing match to West Virginia.


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