Two days before the deadline, the West Virginia Lottery Commission filed legislative rules for public comment with the Secretary of State’s Office regarding sports betting.

The filing allows racetracks and casinos to begin the process of setting up its sports betting operations. The state Lottery Commission estimates the financial impact of the law will be at least $5.5 million in the 2019 fiscal year.

Danielle Boyd, managing legal counsel for the state Lottery Commission said working with other agencies will allow the Hollywood Casino & Inn at Charles Town Races to be the first site in operation, with additional casinos and racetracks to be added during this fall’s football season.