(1) The constitution grants to the Legislature the authority to establish, by general law, lotteries which are regulated, controlled, owned and operated by the state of West Virginia; and
(2) The limited video lottery authorized by this article is a "lottery" as that term is commonly understood and as that term is used in the West Virginia constitution, article 6, section 36. The limited video lottery authorized as video lottery games in this article is a system of lottery games that utilize advanced computer technology.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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