Games of chance such as state lotteries, betting on horse racing, and other such activities remain controversial but also help states raise much-needed revenue. Welcome to FindLaw's section covering the gaming laws of West Virginia, with articles focusing on the state's general gambling laws and state lottery laws. West Virginia has an official state lottery, of which 40 percent of the profit is earmarked for such causes as infrastructure improvements, public education, and state parks. And while the state allows betting on horse racing and video lottery machines, it does not permit casino-style gambling. Click on a link below to learn more about West Virginia gambling and state lottery laws.