CHARLESTON \u2014 West Virginia\u2019s interacting gaming bill is now law after Gov. Jim Justice failed to act on House Bill 2934 before the deadline last Wednesday.\r\n\r\nAccording to the law, the state Lottery has more than a year to design and implement regulations for iGaming at the state\u2019s five casinos. The sites will be able to run land-based casino games, such as poker.\r\n\r\n\u201cThere are a lot of different things out there that I guess people do,\u201d state Lottery Director John Myers said. \u201cI think there are even some video lottery games like we have in the casinos to a smaller degree that you could even play.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe agency has until June 2020 to finalize initial rules, and Myers said the program could launch by February the next year. He cited the 2020 election and the inauguration as reasons for the launch\u2019s schedule.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe got them to move it back a few months just to give us time to get through there,\u201d he said.\r\n\r\nMyers said like traditional table games,\u00a0 player revenue would be taxed\u00a015 percent.\r\n\r\nDelegate Jason Barrett, D-Berkeley,\u00a0 was the lead sponsor of the legislation, which was finalized on the final day of the regular legislative session after a 26-7 vote from the state Senate on March 8 and a 72-22 House vote\u00a0 Feb. 22.\r\n\r\nIn general, the bill clears the way for land-based casino games run through the existing casinos to be played on electronic devices.\r\n\r\n\u201cI\u2019m not surprised that we got it passed. I\u2019m surprised that it sailed through as easily as it did,\u201d Barrett told MetroNews of the proposal.\r\n\r\nCurrently, three states \u2014 New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware \u2014 have legal online casinos. Online poker is legal in Nevada.