The search is on for lottery machine locations in West Virginia, a total of 3,810 will be issued during the next round, with the next bid opening to be on February 7, 2002. The legislature approved 9000 machines to be placed in adult-use locations.

The state budget is expecting $123 million in revenue from the legalized gambling venture, with $49 million being used to cover pay raises for teachers, school service personnel and other state employees. Five-million in the budget went to the PROMISE scholarships, but the teachers are first in line. The PROMISE scholarships were used as a selling tool to legalize gambling.

Lottery Commission applications for Calhoun County have been submitted by Mountaineer Music, Viking Video and Music, Inc. and Derrrick Video of Charleston.

The Rock of Spencer, the Lone Star Bar of Harrisville, the Henry Clay Hotel of Clay, the Moose Lodge of Sutton, and the Boardwalk at Heaters (Braxton) have applied.

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