RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Lottery Board announced the formal approval of initial regulations on casino gaming in the Commonwealth as well as providing an update on the recent launch of mobile sports betting.
The Virginia Lottery and its Board were assigned the casinos, licensing, and regulation of mobile sports in the 2020 General Assembly session.
As for casinos, the approved emergency regulations apply to proposed land-based casinos in Bristol, Danville, Norfolk, and Portsmouth — which were endorsed by voters in those localities in the November 2020 elections.
A fifth casino in Richmond has also been proposed and is pending a public referendum in November 2021.
The 2020 casino legislation required adoption of an initial regulatory framework by April 2021.
The next steps…