CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Gov. Jim Justice says state casinos will be responsible for paying sports betting “integrity fees” if a new law comes to fruition.
Justice says in a news release that representatives of the state lottery, professional sports leagues and casinos reached a tentative agreement on the fees.
The statement didn’t provide details of the agreement.
The NBA and Major League Baseball have been asking states to give them 1 percent of the total amount wagered on their games.
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West Virginia lawmakers this year approved sports betting at the state’s five casinos and on approved mobile apps in the event that a U.S. Supreme Court case from New Jersey leads to the repeal of a ban in most states.
Justice says he insisted from the start that the casinos pay the fees.