Virginia Lawmakers Expected To Consider Bills On Sports Betting

State lawmakers in Virginia plan to file bills in the commonwealth’s General Assembly to legalize sports gambling, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. It’s considered unlikely the General Assembly will pass anything allowing sports gambling at first, but as other states vote to allow it, the state may eventually be forced to keep up. Gov. Ralph Northam has said he’s open to the idea.

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax City) and Del. Mark Sickles (D-Fairfax) each announced plans to unroll bills in the legislature.

Historical horse racing was just approved in Virginia earlier this year, and lawmakers believe the infrastructure of Colonial Downs would be set to begin taking sports bets at the track and its network of OTBs around Virginia.

Read more at Richmond Times-Dispatch

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