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Ridgeley considers limiting video lottery machines

RIDGELEY, W.Va. -- Ridgeley is considering limiting the number of video lottery machines within its borders.

A July 23 public hearing is set on a proposed ordinance that would cap the number of machines at 35.

The proposed limit follows opposition by residents and Town Council members to a tavern that's scheduled to open.

Councilman Dr. Richard Lechliter told the Cumberland Times-News the Canal Hotspot will have five video lottery machines. There currently are 30 machines operating in the town.

The Canal Hotspot received a Class A/tavern non-intoxicating beer-only license from the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration in June. More than 200 residents had signed a petition opposing the tavern.


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