CASINO GAMBLING Lottery Director Says Greenbrier Putting A Stop To Tour Bus Gamblers
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 24, 2012 10:27 AM EDT
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White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier
, West Virginia
The Greenbrier resort has complied with a Lottery Commission order and stopped bringing tour buses with gamblers to its $80 million casino.
The Charleston Gazette reported that Lottery Director John Musgrave told commission members Tuesday that the resort was breaking the law by allowing several Virginia charter bus companies to bring in gamblers.
The law permitting the casino to operate limited access to registered overnight hotel guests or members of the Greenbrier Sporting Club.
Legislation approved in 2009 granted an exception for registered participants at a convention or event at the resort, if at least 400 rooms are booked.
Musgrave said his staff began investigating after Gazette reports about day-trippers in White Sulphur Springs.
Musgrave met last week with management and told them to stop the tour bus visits immediately.
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