Why West Virginia Can’t Afford Additional Burdens on Gaming Revenue
West Virginia benefits tremendously from the gaming and racing industry — but to remain stable and independent, we can’t afford any additional burdens on this important source of revenue.
- Preserving economic stability for the state allows West Virginia to continue funding social impact programs regardless of policy decisions in Washington or Charleston.
- Investing in the modernization of gaming products is an investment in our state’s future, allowing West Virginia to continue to compete with facilities in neighboring states.
- Imposing new and unpredictable taxes hurts a critical industry that already distributes millions to state programs — and burdening it further could negatively affect the state budget.