Virginia Hires Innovation Group for Gambling Study

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In March, Virginia lawmakers passed a bill to expand gambling in the state, though not to be confused with West Virginia that voted shortly thereafter to legalize online poker and casino games.

Virginia passed a law that allowed the state to expand beyond its lottery and horse racing action, one that authorizes casino gaming in cities that vote to approve casinos, two tribal gaming facilities, and the option for sports betting and online gaming.

The state legislature made some changes as the bill moved along, but it took less than three months to send it to the governor, and he did sign it. And with that signature, Virginia decided to take a deep dive into the world of gaming for the sake…