CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Lottery revenues continued to lag behind in October in figures released at Thursday’s lottery commission meeting.
Traditional games, racetrack video lottery, limited video lottery and table games brought in a combined $99.5 million for the month, which was behind Oct. 2012 numbers by $6 million.
Through the first four months of the fiscal year overall revenues are behind last year’s numbers by $33 million. Only online lottery games have brought in more revenue than last year at this time. Racetrack video lottery is down $22 million and limited video lottery is off last year’s pace by about $8 million.
The decrease in revenue is blamed on the economy and gambling competition from other states.