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SPORTSBRIEFING

Tri-County 4 Wheelers event

LISBON — The Tri-County 4 Wheelers will hold a mud bog on Sunday at the club’s grounds on Scroggs Road. Gates open at 9 a.m. Bog begins at noon. For more information see the organization’s web site.

Clipper Cross Country Series

COLUMBIANA — The third race in the 20th annual Clipper Cross Country Series will be held on the middle school 1.85-mile course at the Ward Athletic Complex today.

Cost is $6 per runner. Registration begins at 6 p.m. with the race starting at 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Columbiana cross country and track programs.

First casino licensed in W. Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hollywood Casino in Charles Town is the first casino licensed to offer sports betting in West Virginia.

The West Virginia Lottery Commission made the announcement Monday. Commission legal counsel Danielle Boyd told The Charleston Gazette-Mail the casino expects to start accepting bets Sept. 1, after installing software and training employees.

Boyd said two other casinos are planning to launch in early- to mid-September, and two more several weeks later.

She said the state should have a regional monopoly on sports betting for now despite a delay in the commission’s target launch of Sept. 1 at all five casinos. Boyd said she expects sports betting to bring people to West Virginia to place wagers, either at the casinos or other venues. She says it’ll also prompt people to wine, dine and stay the night.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, http://wvgazettemail.com.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press.

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