Lottery Board; regulation and control of casino gaming, definitions.
Purpose of legislation
Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. The bill specifies the requirements for licensure of casino gaming operators and the conduct of casino gaming and imposes criminal and civil penalties for violations of the casino gaming law. The location of casino gaming establishments shall be limited to eligible host cities that meet specified criteria: the Cities of Portsmouth, Richmond, Norfolk, Danville, and Bristol. The bill requires each eligible host city to hold a referendum on the question of whether to allow casino gaming in the city and, with the exception of the City of Richmond, to hold such referendum at the November 2020 general election. The bill provides that the Virginia Lottery Board shall promulgate regulations implementing its provisions within 280 days of enactment.
|Legislation mandating a change||Chap 1248 (2020)|
|VAC chapters to be amended|
|Associated Regulatory Actions||
|Deadline for the regulation to become effective||4/7/2021|