West Virginia Online Poker Still in the Cards for 2024, Says Regulator

In an exclusive, West Virginia Lottery Director John Myers told PRO that no operators have had their poker platforms tested and approved yet, but at least one has started the process.

Published Jan 31, 2024 iStockPhoto Two months after West Virginia joined a multi-state compact for online poker, state officials said operators have initiated the regulatory approval process — albeit at a slower pace than regulators first anticipated.

West Virginia became the fifth member state of the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA) in November . The other four member states are Delaware, Michigan, Nevada, and New Jersey.

In an exclusive, West Virginia Lottery Director John Myers told Poker Industry PRO that the state joined MSIGA to allow operators the opportunity “to offer their customers multi-state poker.”

But since then, there have been no takers. Not yet, anyway.

“At this time, none of the providers have completed their systems to offer the game,” Myers told PRO on January 23. “Although we hoped it would be available in the first quarter of 2024, that has not happened to date.

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