Date Requested:March 07, 2013
Time Requested:02:40 PM
Agency: Lottery Commission
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R2539 Introduced SB478
CBD Subject: AUTOHOLD RESTRICTIONS REPEALED
FUND(S)
Sources of Revenue
Other Fund Video Lottery Income Fund
Legislation creates:
Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

    The changes contemplated by this bill will have no effect on costs and revenues of state government.
    
    

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2013
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2014
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    This bill would have no effect on state government revenues and expenses.


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Kathy Lawson
Email Address:
klawson@wvlottery.com
    Autohold is an archaic slot game feature that is no longer used most if not all other United States jurisdictions. This bill would allow West Virginia casinos to purchase a greater variety of games that are currently used in neighboring competitive markets. By requiring autohold, game manufacturers must customize games for West Virginia's small market, and the feature limits access to the most popular games for struggling casinos in West Virginia.
    
    The other component of the bill would permit employees of the Greenbrier to utilize the casino at the hotel within certain restrictions. This change would more closely mirror the current status of the other four casinos.