Backlash Against Slot Machines in W.Va. West Virginia is one of a handful of states that allows slot machines and other forms of video gambling in neighborhood bars, as well as at racetracks. But while other states are considering expanding their gambling options, many West Virginians are now having second thoughts.
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Backlash Against Slot Machines in W.Va.

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Backlash Against Slot Machines in W.Va.

Backlash Against Slot Machines in W.Va.

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West Virginia is one of a handful of states that allows slot machines and other forms of video gambling in neighborhood bars, as well as at racetracks. But while other states, such as Maryland and Kentucky, are considering expanding their gambling options, many West Virginians are now having second thoughts. Some find themselves torn between their socially conservative beliefs and the state's need for jobs.

Finn reports for West Virginia Public Broadcasting.