Supporting State Programs
It’s all about budgeting. For example, we depend on reinvestment tax credits and matching marketing dollars from Tourism to drive revenue for the state and our properties. We can better compete with gaming in neighboring states when we know the Legislature won’t look to raid our budgets year-in, year-out.
Our facilities are already are taxed at a high level – 53.3% for video lottery and 35% for table games, in addition to statutorily required contributions to horse and dog racing and annual regulatory fees. Those rates exceed those in Ohio and Pennsylvania, and that means competing states are better equipped to invest in their facilities.
Keeping up with the competition means maintaining and increasing our customer base. It means more revenue for West Virginia. And it means keeping West Virginia on the right track by boosting the money distributed to critical programs throughout the Mountain State. It’s a win-win.
Below are only a few examples of the many programs and services supported by the video lottery and
gaming industry’s revenue each year, and of which tens of thousands of West Virginians benefit.
West Virginia School Building Authority
The School Building Authority was created in 1989 by the West Virginia Legislature to address the educational planning and school construction needs of the state in an efficient and economical manner. Since its inception, the SBA has partnered with counties to provide over $3.2 billion in funding for construction projects across all 55 counties in West Virginia.Learn More
The West Virginia Medicaid program, administered by the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), provides quality healthcare services to more than 550,000 West Virginians every year. Medicaid members include women and children, individuals who are 65 or older or who have a disability and individuals who make up to 138% of the federal poverty level.Learn More
West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services
The lead state entity for programs — from transportation to meals to exercises classes and in-home services — serving older West Virginians.Learn More
West Virginia Division of Highways
The Division of Highways is responsible for planning, engineering, right-of-ways acquisition, construction, reconstruction, traffic regulation, and maintenance of more than 35,000 miles of state roads. Additional duties include highway research, outdoor advertising contiguous to state roads, roadside development, safety, weight enforcement, and dissemination of highway information.Learn More
West Virginia Infrastructure & Jobs Development Council
Enacted in 1994 by the West Virginia Legislature, the West Virginia Infrastructure & Jobs Development Council (IJDC) was created to be West Virginia’s funding clearinghouse for water and wastewater projects.Learn More