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Introduced Version House Bill 2480 History

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H. B. 2480


(By Delegate Sobonya)

[Introduced February 17, 2005 ; referred to the

Committee on the Judiciary.]





A BILL to amend the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §29-25-23a, relating to prohibiting account wagering and electronic betting.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §29-25-23a, to read as follows:

ARTICLE 25. AUTHORIZED GAMING FACILITY.

§29-25-23a. Prohibition on account wagering and electronic betting.

(a) For the purposes of this section:
(1) "Account wagering" means the act of making a wager from a financial account exclusively opened and designed for the purpose of providing funds, or a line of credit, to be used to gamble on any type of game of chance.
(2) "Electronic betting" means the act of placing a bet on any game of chance, through any electronic means, including, but not limited to, internet, telephone or cable transmission.
(b) A gaming licensee, including any race track or other gaming center or establishment, may not provide or maintain any service or device which, in effect, constitutes a financial account or line of credit to be used for the purpose of account wagering. Nor may a gaming licensee, including any race track or other gaming center or establishment, provide, maintain or possess any service or equipment intended for use, in whole or in part, for electronic betting.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to prohibit account wagering and electronic betting.

This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.

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