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Officials from the West Virginia Lottery Commission observed practices and play during the two days of poker.
“This gives employees time to practice,” said lottery commission spokeswoman Nancy Bulla. “Moreover, for our purpose, it gives the lottery an opportunity to be certain security and operational guidelines, under the rules and regulations, have all the i’s dotted and the t’s crossed.”
Other games like blackjack, craps and roulette were also legalized, but because they are more complicated to operate and monitor, casino officials do not expect to have those games operational for another two months.