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Dealing With Gambling Urges

Virginia lawmakers made up their minds about new casino legislation. The bill legalizes casino gambling in the state, specifically three cities including Danville. Now it heads to Governor Ralph Northam's desk for approval. It could still be a while before any casinos are built.This could be a concern for some. If you know someone who has a gambling addiction they could be affected.

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6/24/2019

article Bettors take chances ahead of regulated gambling
(Virginia) -- Virginians have already placed tens of millions of dollars on the line at the state’s two legal gambling houses. Just 10 months have passed since Gov...

6/18/2019

article Virginia likely to legalize gambling
(Virginia) -- If you like gambling and you live in Virginia, then you’re a bit unlucky, to say the least. Virginia is one of the most restrictive states in the US...
article Tic-Tac-No? Queen of Virginia games banned in Charlottesville
(Virginia) -- The Queen of Virginia’s reign in the Commonwealth appears to have taken a bit of a tumble, at least in one city. The games, which have been popping...

6/16/2019

article ‘Skill machines’ on uneasy legal ground
(Virginia) -- “Skill machine” manufacturer Queen of Virginia Skill maintains that its gambling devices are still legal in the wake of a decision from...

6/10/2019

article Cville Gaming Firm Expands with Historic Horse Racing in Virginia
(Virginia) -- There are no native American casinos here in Virginia, but a Charlottesville company is playing a key role in the operation of 75 casinos out west –...

6/9/2019

article Charlottesville to ban 'skill machines'
(Virginia) -- Soon, “skill machines” will no longer be legal in Charlottesville, following a letter from the city’s commonwealth’s attorney. The...

6/5/2019

article Foundation hires firm to conduct casino impact study in Danville
(Virginia) -- The Danville Regional Foundation has hired a firm to conduct a study on the impact of a casino and entertainment complex on Danville and surrounding...

5/31/2019

article Opinions mixed about possible off-track betting venue in Danville
(Virginia) -- In about six months, the fate of off-track, pari-mutuel betting in Danville could be decided. A petition has been filed to allow Danville voters to go the...

5/30/2019

article Groups files for casino referendum in Danville
(Virginia) -- Colonial Downs Group, which owns the Colonial Downs horse racetrack in New Kent County, has submitted paperwork in Danville to bring a voter referendum to...
article Off-track betting eyed for Danville; backers of proposal hope to bring November referendum
(Virginia) -- Danville could get a satellite horse race betting facility. Colonial Downs Group, which owns the Colonial Downs horse racetrack in New Kent County, has...

5/13/2019

article Commission identifies gaming study consultant
(Virginia) -- Virginia’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission on Monday named the private consulting firm that will assist in its review of gaming...

5/9/2019

article Casino backers establish Virginia gambling PAC
(Virginia) -- The partners of a proposed resort casino have established a political action committee to promote their efforts. The new single-issue PAC, called Betting...

5/4/2019

article Danville faith leaders oppose casino in city
(Virginia) -- Local church leaders are not thrilled with the possibility of Danville taking a gamble on luring in a casino. Most ministers who talked to Danville...

5/1/2019

article Casino backers establish PAC
(Virginia) -- The partners of a proposed resort casino have established a political action committee to promote their efforts. The new single-issue PAC, called Betting...

4/30/2019

article Casino companies express interest in Danville’s iconic White Mill building
(Virginia) -- The company considering whether to buy the White Mill building has received multiple inquiries from casino companies about the property — at least...

4/27/2019

article McElroy: Colonial Downs reopening is a great thing, but it will take more to survive long-term
(Virginia) -- Over the years, many a family member and friend have called me an “old soul." As a kid, my mom said I used to actually like wearing a tie to...

4/24/2019

article They’re off! Colonial Downs reopens with a different kind of gambling
(Virginia) -- The horse track was silent, but a new kind of gambling is bringing life back to Colonial Downs, which reopened Tuesday with hundreds of people lined up to...

4/23/2019

article Slot machine-like gaming comes to Colonial Downs
(Virginia) -- The horses won’t return until August, but Rosie’s Gaming Emporium at Colonial Downs opened its doors to the public Tuesday morning. Colonial...
article They're off! Colonial Downs reopens with a different kind of gambling
(Virginia) -- The horse track was silent, but a new kind of gambling is bringing life back to Colonial Downs, which reopened Tuesday with hundreds of people lined up to...
article Virginia's First "Casino" Opens In New Kent
(Virginia) -- A crowd of about 500 people became the first people to win and lose money at Virginia's first "casino." Rosie's Gaming Emporium opened...

4/16/2019

article Colonial Downs set to open Virginia's first casino-style gambling parlor on April 23
(Virginia) -- The casino-style facility being built at Colonial Downs will open its doors to the public next week, about one year after Virginia lawmakers passed a bill...

4/15/2019

article Their View: Is Stanley right? Are casinos a sign of civic death?
(Virginia) -- It wasn’t quite like Daniel going into the lion’s den, but perhaps as close as we’ll get without actual big cats. State Sen. Bill Stanley...

4/13/2019

article Horse racing returns as gaming parlors open in Virginia
(Virginia) -- Horses soon will race again at Colonial Downs, and Virginians will be able to bet on them and play slots-style machines in a casino-like setting at four...

4/11/2019

article Horse racing returns as Rosie’s gaming parlors open in Virginia
(Virginia) -- Horses soon will race again at Colonial Downs, and Virginians will be able to bet on them and play slots-style machines in a casino-like setting at four...

4/10/2019

article Skill or chance?
(Virginia) -- If you’ve entered a bar, restaurant or convenience store over the past few months, you may have seen one of the bright blue cases of a Queen of...

4/8/2019

article Casino would send message that Danville is dying, Stanley says
(Virginia) -- Bringing a casino to Danville would send the wrong message, state Sen. Bill Stanley said Monday morning during a breakfast held at the Institute for...

4/2/2019

article Virginia Governor Signs a Gambling Bill
(Virginia) -- Led by economic development and promotion of tourism, Virginia has made progress in making casinos on its territory a reality. Last week, Governor Ralph...

3/30/2019

article What's next for Colonial Downs? Casino-style gambling
(Virginia) -- They’re choosing their words carefully at Colonial Downs, where casino-style gambling will soon be available, no matter what anyone prefers to call...

3/27/2019

article Bill signed by Gov. could see casino gaming in Virginia by 2022
(Virginia) -- After having been given the green light by the state’s General Assembly in late February, as expected, Senate Bill 1126 was signed into law on March...
article Virginia sports betting: How far are we away from it?
(Virginia) -- Virginia has long been a state against the idea of gambling, but as the industry has grown astronomically over the years, it’s got to the point where...

3/26/2019

article How Virginians will be able to gamble on old horse races 'without having to do any work at all'
(Virginia) -- Fur coats, piles of cash, convertibles, yachts and diamond rings spun across the gambling machine’s screen. But the horses were optional. The first...
article Virginia governor puts signature on gambling bill
(Virginia) -- Virginia is closer than ever to seeing casinos dot its landscape. Last Friday, Governor Ralph Northam gave his signature to Senate Bill 1126 (SB 1126),...
article How these machines are getting around Virginia gambling laws
(Virginia) -- It sits a few blocks from the bustle of Carytown, under a deep blue awning and the gaze of its mascot — a sunburnt moose holding up a pint with a...

3/25/2019

article Governor’s Signature Sows Seeds For Virginia Online Gambling, Sports Betting
(Virginia) -- The Virginia Legislature has passed a sweeping gambling expansion bill containing mechanisms that could bring casinos, sports betting, and online gambling...
article Conservative southwest Virginia city turns to marijuana, casinos for jobs
(Virginia) -- There are two big projects slated for a vacant shopping mall here. One, a medical marijuana production center and dispensary, has been utterly...
article Northam signs bill that could lead to casino in Danville
(Virginia) -- Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation that could eventually result in a casino coming to Virginia, most notably in Danville. Senate Bill 1126 was...
article Virginia governor signs casino study bill into law
(Virginia) -- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation on Friday that could eventually result in casino gaming coming to Virginia. Northam signed Senate Bill 1126...

3/24/2019

article Virginia on verge of casino gambling
(Virginia) -- The US state of Virginia is just a Governor Ralph Northam signature away from legalising casino gambling, online gambling and sports betting. Northam has...

3/22/2019

article Northam signs casino bill into law
(Virginia) -- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation on Friday that could eventually result in casino gaming coming to Virginia. Northam signed SB 1126, which...

3/21/2019

article Virginia Poised To Legalize Sports Betting And Online Gambling With Governor’s Approval
(Virginia) -- Virginia is one of the last casino gaming holdouts. That is about to change. After the passage of a casino expansion by the Virginia Legislature, the Old...

3/12/2019

article Another Colonial Downs-backed Rosie's gaming site proposed for Chesapeake
(Virginia) -- 120 new jobs and millions in tax revenues for Chesapeake, those are the numbers expected for a new Rosie's gaming establishment proposed in the city,...

3/4/2019

article Casino-like gaming opens next month at Colonial Downs
(Virginia) -- It's been nearly six years since horses crossed the finish line at Colonial Downs. Now horse racing is coming back to the Commonwealth. Next month,...

3/1/2019

article Dealing With Gambling Urges
(Virginia) -- Virginia lawmakers made up their minds about new casino legislation. The bill legalizes casino gambling in the state, specifically three cities including...

2/27/2019

article 'Sham sweepstakes' gaming machines now explicitly banned in Virginia
(Virginia) -- A recent change to the way Virginia defines illegal gambling could allow prosecutors to go after more computer gaming shops. The bill, which unanimously...

2/26/2019

article Casino Gambling Could Be Headed to Virginia, But Hurdles Remain
(Virginia) -- Lawmakers settled on a plan this legislative session that could eventually bring casino gaming to Virginia, but it’ll have to clear a number of...

2/25/2019

article Casino legislation passes, but requires study first
(Virginia) -- A bill legalizing casino gaming has been approved by the Virginia General Assembly. Now, the bill must be signed by Governor Ralph Northam. Once signed,...
article Virginia General Assembly clears sports betting bill
(Virginia) -- The Virginia General Assembly has passed a bill that could legalise sports betting and allow land-based casinos to open in the state for the first time,...

2/24/2019

article Casinos now under study in Virginia through 2020, no referendum this year
(Virginia) -- It’s official – Bristol’s $250 million dollar casino project and a voter referendum are delayed now for at least a year. Saturday, the...

2/23/2019

article Virginia General Assembly approves casino legislation
(Virginia) -- Compromise legislation that could ultimately bring casino gaming to Virginia — and Bristol, if approved by voters — passed the General Assembly...

2/21/2019

article Bristol casino bill "down to the wire"
(Virginia) -- It's "down to the wire" on whether the state will allow Bristol Virginia residents to vote on a casino this year. A $250-million casino-...

2/19/2019

article How will Virginia study casinos? House, Senate at odds
(Virginia) -- The General Assembly has until Saturday to figure out how Virginia will study casino gaming over the next year. Separate bills came forward in the House...

2/14/2019

article Virginia to Replace Current Sports Betting Bill
(Virginia) -- Last week Sen. Louise Lucas and Sen. Bill Carrico both approved the notion for the text and language structure within Senate Bill 1126 to be completely...

2/13/2019

article Casino legislation in Virginia varies in both House and Senate
(Virginia) -- Devlopments in the proposal to open a planned resort and casino in Bristol, Virginia. Developers want to open the casino in the abandoned Bristol Mall on...

2/12/2019

article Virginia House, Senate at odds over how to conduct gambling study
(Virginia) -- Both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly have passed bills to study legalizing casinos and sports betting. But the top two Republican leaders have...
article Virginia House committee passes very different casino legislation
(Virginia) -- A Virginia House committee voted Tuesday to back legislation that guts a Senate casino gaming bill but instead sets up a gaming study commission. The House...

2/11/2019

article Rosie's horse racing betting venue in Hampton set to open in September
(Virginia) -- Construction is now underway for the new Rosie's Gaming Emporium for Colonial Downs horse race betting in Hampton. Rosie's is a $40 million...

2/9/2019

article Does Political Turmoil Affect Virginia Sports Betting Bills?
(Virginia) -- Political turmoil has gripped Virginia as its three highest-ranking elected officials are all facing fallout from individual scandals. Though questions...

2/8/2019

article Casino lobbyist expected to be hired in Danville
(Virginia) -- Danville could soon have a casino lobbyist. Danville City Manager Ken Larking says the plan is to hire someone to work with lawmakers in Richmond to make...
article Danville officials set to hire lobbyist on casino issue
(Virginia) -- Danville officials plan to hire a lobbyist to represent the city’s interests on casino legislation. “There needs to be advocating on Danville...

2/5/2019

article Virginia Casino Bill Passes State Senate, Requires Comprehensive Study Before Referendum Vote
(Virginia) -- A Virginia casino bill has passed the state Senate, but the legislation first requires a comprehensive study on commercial gaming and the impact it would...

2/4/2019

article Virginia Sports Betting Bill Passes Senate, Still An Underdog To Survive
(Virginia) -- Virginia sports betting legislation is on the move, though its progress might stall like the Rams’ offense in the Super Bowl. The Virginia Senate...

2/3/2019

article LETTER: Fear of a casino is irrational, overblown
(Virginia) -- To the editor: This casino thing is starting to heat up. I can’t help but chuckle at the letters. Reminds me of the letters when debates were going...

2/2/2019

article Is casino gambling really going to help Hampton Roads?
(Virginia) -- Long before Charles Town, West Virginia, was a casino town, it was a horse betting town. Still, when a casino moved in next to the dirt track, first with...
article Why Southern Virginia Won't Get Casinos Until at Least 2020
(Virginia) -- It looks like it'll be at least next year before Tar Heels can hop the state line and gamble in southern Virginia. Danville is one of the towns "...

1/31/2019

article Panel calls for delay on casino votes until study is done
(Virginia) -- A Virginia state Senate committee on Wednesday changed a major casino bill to require a study and another vote in 2020 before any casino licenses would be...
article Bills on expanding casinos, sports betting in Va. likely to be kicked to 2020
(Virginia) -- Proponents of casinos and sports betting may have to wait at least another year before Virginia lawmakers open the door to more gambling. On Wednesday, a...
article Senate panel endorses year-long study of casino gambling plans
(Virginia) -- Dashing hopes of gambling boosters racing to open casinos in Virginia as soon as possible, a Senate panel endorsed legislation Wednesday that would give...
article Virginia Casino Referendum Delayed to 2020, Senate Committee Demands Gambling Study
(Virginia) -- The Virginia casino ballot question that could have gone before voters as early as November will be delayed at least one year in order to provide an...
article Virginia Sports Betting Not Likely To Clear Legislature This Year
(Virginia) -- Reluctance among key legislators and a short legislative calendar likely will push Virginia sports betting back at least a year. Sources indicate to Legal...

1/30/2019

article Virginia Lawmaker Calls Mobile Sports Betting The Real Moneymaker
(Virginia) -- A group of Virginia lawmakers convened Wednesday morning to consider whether to cast votes to move a sports betting proposal along in the legislative...

1/29/2019

article City council agrees to support proposed law for Norfolk casino
(Virginia) -- It’s another step forward for a possible casino in Norfolk. In a meeting Tuesday night, Norfolk City Council took a vote and agreed to support a...

1/26/2019

article Some leaders won’t stake position on casino in Danville
(Virginia) -- Local leaders are tight-lipped on whether Danville should have a casino. “The chamber is not taking any position right now because of a lack of...

1/24/2019

article Virginia Lawmakers Putting Brakes On Legal Sports Betting?
(Virginia) -- At least three Virginia lawmakers want to make a move on sports betting during the 2019 General Assembly session. But there is a movement afoot to quash...
article Panel takes step toward legalizing casino gambling
(Virginia) -- The Virginia Senate General Laws and Technology Committee approved legislation this week to allow casino gambling in five cities in Virginia. Next stop:...

1/23/2019

article Man behind Portsmouth casino talks plans in exclusive interview
(Virginia) -- Tonight only on 10, the man behind a possible casino in Portsmouth. John Lawson heads W.M. Jordan, the largest construction management company based in...
article Virginia Casino Bill Moving Ahead With Caution; Sports Betting Included
(Virginia) -- A bill that would allow five Virginia towns to pursue casino gambling passed through a Senate committee over the holiday weekend. S 1126, introduced by Sen...
article Virginia casino legislation passes through committee
(Virginia) -- A Virginia bill that would legalize casinos passed through the General Laws and Technology Committee this week. After pushing for this legislation for...

1/22/2019

article Casino gambling legislation passes first hurdle, but challenges remain
(Virginia) -- The Senate General Laws and Technology Committee approved legislation this week to allow casino gambling in five cities in Virginia. Next stop: the Senate...
article Man behind Portsmouth casino talks plans in exclusive TV interview with Andy Fox
(Virginia) -- Tonight only on 10, the man behind a possible casino in Portsmouth. John Lawson heads W.M. Jordan, the largest construction management company based in...
article Virginia governor open-minded on casino, calls I-81 a priority
(Virginia) -- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam will rely on the General Assembly to send the best legislation to his desk, whether it involves casino gambling or fixing...
article Northern Virginia excluded from proposed state casino bill
(Virginia) -- Do not place your bets just yet, but casinos could become a reality in Virginia. Some state lawmakers hope to open slots in at least five cities, but...

1/21/2019

article Bill to legalize casinos in Virginia advances, fate unclear
(Virginia) -- Legislation to legalize casinos in Virginia is advancing in the General Assembly, but the odds of passage are still unknown. A pro-casino bill was approved...
article Can Hampton Roads handle two casinos? Under compromise bill, that could happen
(Virginia) -- After working all weekend on what they say is a compromise that makes everyone happy, a group of senators and the Pamunkey Indian chief have agreed on one...
article Senate committee approves casino bill for Bristol, other Virginia cities
(Virginia) -- A bill support the regulation of casinos in Virginia is another step closer to making its way back to the floor of the Virginia Senate. The Senate General...

1/20/2019

article State senators say bills on casinos, sports betting may be too much to tackle
(Virginia) -- For the dozens of people hoping to hear Virginia is ready to open its doors to casinos and sports betting, there were few signs of encouragement Friday. At...
article Lawmakers tout plan for casinos in Bristol, Danville and Portsmouth
(Virginia) -- Members of the General Assembly from Bristol, Portsmouth and Danville urged their colleagues Monday to approve legislation to allow casino gambling in...

1/19/2019

article Portsmouth group heads to Richmond to support casino legislation
(Virginia) -- A group of Portsmouth residents trekked up to Richmond Friday to support an effort to authorize casino gaming in Virginia. State Sen. Louise Lucas (D-...
article Virginia senators say bills on casinos, sports betting may be too much to tackle
(Virginia) -- For the dozens of people hoping to hear Virginia is ready to open its doors to casinos and sports betting, there were few signs of encouragement Friday.

1/18/2019

article Portsmouth group heads to Richmond to support casino legislation
(Virginia) -- A group of Portsmouth residents trekked up to Richmond Friday to support an effort to authorize casino gaming in Virginia. State Sen. Louise Lucas (D-...
article Virginia senators say bills on casinos, sports betting may be too much to tackle
(Virginia) -- For the dozens of people hoping to hear Virginia is ready to open its doors to casinos and sports betting, there were few signs of encouragement Friday.
article Senate committee considers gambling bills
(Virginia) -- Supporters of casino gambling in Virginia say it's a safe bet, and an economic lifeline for areas of the state that are struggling. But on Friday in...
article Testimony in Richmond concerning Bristol's casino bill on Friday
(Virginia) -- A bill that would allow a referendum in Bristol on a gambling casino was presented Friday to a Virginia Senate subcommittee and there was a local crowd in...
article OP/ED: Time For Virginia To Bet On Casino Gambling
(Virginia) -- This General Assembly session there is an important issue that is very near to my heart. I have to admit I am a flawed human being, a sinner, saved by...

1/17/2019

article Norfolk, Portsmouth Up the Ante for the First Casino in the Commonwealth
(Virginia) -- It was recently announced that the Pamunkey Indian Tribe had plans to build a casino near Harbor Park in Norfolk. The casino, which would be the first in...

1/16/2019

article Chesapeake could get 700 slot-style gambling machines if Rosie's Gaming Emporium opens
(Virginia) -- After getting the go-ahead in Hampton, the new owners of the Colonial Downs horse racing track outside of Richmond hope to bring 700 slot-style gambling...
article White Mill building could be future site of Danville casino
(Virginia) -- While it's still just a plausible dream at this point, if Danville does get a casino, we now have a better idea where it might go. Wednesday afternoon...

1/15/2019

article VIDEO: Portsmouth Waterfront Casino
(Virginia) -- Robert Moore, Director of Economic Development for the city of Portsmouth, talks about redevelopment plans for the city's water area, including the...

1/14/2019

article Lawmakers pushing for casinos to revive Portsmouth, 2 other Virginia cities
(Virginia) -- Portsmouth and two other Virginia cities are working with state lawmakers to legalize casinos in hopes of reviving their sluggish economies. Republican Sen...
article Double or nothing: Six Virginia lawmakers push bill to allow casino projects
(Virginia) -- Giving voters a voice was the collective statement of six lawmakers who plan to sponsor joint gaming legislation in the Virginia General Assembly for three...
article Lawmakers put all cards on the table for casino legislation
(Virginia) -- Calling it their own “Amazon,” representatives from three regions are coming together in support of legislation to bring casinos to Virginia....
article Va. legislators announce unified effort to bring casinos to Danville, Bristol, Portsmouth
(Virginia) -- Virginia General Assembly members from the House and Senate joined together Monday to announce a unified effort to pursue gaming legislation in the 2019...
article Virginia's casino question: Move fast to grab gambling dollars? Or slow down and study?
(Virginia) -- Asked what he has to say to social conservatives who oppose casino gambling in Virginia, state Sen. Bill Carrico, R-Grayson, said “even God gives us...
article While coalition from three cities show casino support, State Sen. Bill Stanley not sold on idea
(Virginia) -- Virginia legislators from three cities announced their efforts Monday in Richmond to try to get legislation passed that would legalize casinos in the state...

1/13/2019

article Casino, I-81, school safety top Virginia General Assembly's to-do list
(Virginia) -- While legislation regarding casino gaming is expected to generate significant local interest, the Virginia General Assembly will also deal with an array of...

1/12/2019

article Coal-Barons-Turned-Gambling-Promoters Throw $$$ at Virginia General Assembly to Ram Through Economically Dubious Bristol Casino
(Virginia) -- I was chatting with a Richmond-based political source of mine yesterday about the following bill by Israel O’Quinn (co-patroned by Daniel Marshall...

1/11/2019

article Casino Gambling Legislation Introduced in Virginia
(Virginia) -- Virginia delegate Israel O’Quinn has introduced legislation in the state that would allow for casino gambling. Local voters must approve the option...
article Portsmouth Virginia May Soon Get a Casino
(Virginia) -- Local residents in Portsmouth, Virginia are of the mind that a new casino may be coming to the Olde Towne in the very near future, and the Vice Mayor has...
article Virginia Casino Bill Introduced on First General Assembly Session Day
(Virginia) -- A Virginia casino bill has been introduced on the very first day of the state’s 2019 General Assembly session to legalize gaming venues in qualified...

1/10/2019

article Casino bill sets casino location criteria, referendum, tax rate
(Virginia) -- Legislation to allow casino gambling in Virginia, but only if supported by voters in a local referendum, was introduced Wednesday. House Bill 2536,...
article City Leaders "All In" On Potential Casino That Could Bring Thousands of Jobs
(Virginia) -- Danville City Council members voted to unanimously support legislation regarding a potential casino resort for the city. Councilman James Buckner says the...
article Could a casino be coming to Portsmouth?
(Virginia) -- Rumors are swirling about a casino coming to Portsmouth. “If this could come to fruition, I think it could be a great thing for Portsmouth,”...

1/9/2019

article North Of The Border Casino Takes First Step Forward
(Virginia) -- Danville, Virginia, is petitioning its legislature to consider allowing a referendum on gambling. The vote could eventually lead to a resort and casino...
article State Taxes, Corporate Incentives, Sports Betting: A Look At The 2019 Virginia General Assembly Session
(Virginia) -- Virginia lawmakers met in Richmond Wednesday to start the 46-day General Assembly session. They’re expected to tackle sports betting, casino gambling...

1/7/2019

article Lawmakers to take on taxes, gambling during 2019 session
(Virginia) -- Virginia lawmakers will debate tax policy, gambling and host of other issues during this year’s legislative session. Legislators are set to return to...
article Virginia Town Passes Casino Resolution, Councilman Says It’s City’s ‘Amazon’
(Virginia) -- The Virginia town of Danville has joined two other jurisdictions in passing a city council resolution that supports state legislation to authorize casinos.
article Airport Authority won't write casino project support letter
(Virginia) -- The Tri-Cities Airport Authority passed Monday on writing a support letter regarding the proposed casino project at the former Bristol Mall in Bristol,...
article Casinos in the Commonwealth? The project that could prompt a change in state law
(Virginia) -- Travel three hours south of Roanoke on Interstate 81 and you'll find a scene that's playing out in towns across the country. In the city of Bristol...
article VA releases new findings on problem gambling
(Virginia) -- Popular culture often associates gambling with flashy casinos, bright lights, and glamour, but there is more to gambling than playing blackjack at a local...

1/6/2019

article Casino clears key hurdle in Virginia town just 70 miles from Triangle
(Virginia) -- The city of Danville is one step closer to getting a casino resort with the potential to bring thousands of jobs and pump billions of dollars into the...

1/4/2019

article Northam proposes $175K for Virginia gambling study as decisions loom on Bristol casino, sports betting
(Virginia) -- Gov. Ralph Northam wants to set aside $175,000 for an independent study of gambling options in Virginia, a proposal that could put the brakes on bills to...
article How casino support in Danville changes the game for Bristol
(Virginia) -- Local leaders and developers say the odds of casino-style gambling being legalized in Virginia's General Assembly may be better than ever after Danville,...
article Potential Casino Could Bring Nearly 7,000 Jobs To Danville
(Virginia) -- The city of Danville is one step closer to getting a casino resort with the potential to bring thousands of jobs and pump billions of dollars into the...

1/3/2019

article City Council to vote on possibility of bringing casino to Danville
(Virginia) -- The city of Danville seems poised to take a gamble on a new casino resort. City Council will vote Thursday night on a resolution to allow one within city...
article ‘This is Danville’s Amazon’ councilman says of potential casino resort; residents would have final say in referendum
(Virginia) -- Danville is teaming up with Bristol and Portsmouth to convince the General Assembly to legalize casinos in the commonwealth.

1/2/2019

article Documents offer Virginia Lottery’s early reaction to casinos, sports betting
(Virginia) -- The Virginia Lottery says it gave $606 million to schools 2018 - a towering figure that apparently gives the agency enough clout to make Richmond’s...
article Danville residents have mixed opinions about the possibility of a casino
(Virginia) -- Me's Burgers & Brews in downtown Danville could be even busier than it already is if a casino opens up, but it's too much of a gamble for co-...

1/1/2019

article Sports Gambling May Be Headed to Virginia
(Virginia) -- After witnessing the massive revenue bumps that have been recorded by expanded gambling efforts in states like West Virginia and Pennsylvania, the state of...
article Danville leaders to consider supporting Virginia casino legislation
(Virginia) -- In Virginia, the city council for the small community of Danville is reportedly set to vote on whether to pass a resolution in support of casino...
article Danville, Virginia is also considering plans for a casino
(Virginia) -- Plans were announced for the proposed Bristol resort and casino on the former mall property in September. One month later, the project's backers, The...
article Partners hope to score win with gaming room in Danville
(Virginia) -- A gaming room including a sandwich shop and retail store could open on Westover Drive as early as this month. James Shaw hopes to open The King’s...

12/30/2018

article Casino interest pitched to Danville officials in October closed session
(Virginia) -- Danville will consider Thursday night whether to join two other Virginia cities to convince the General Assembly to legalize casinos in the commonwealth....

12/29/2018

article Danville council considers Bristol casino resolution
(Virginia) -- The city council of Danville will consider adopting a resolution in support of legislation that would enable and require local referendum on construction...
article Danville to consider joining Bristol casino bill
(Virginia) -- The city council of Danville, Virginia, next week will consider adopting a resolution in support of legislation that would enable and require local...

12/28/2018

article City Council considering casino resort resolution in Danville
(Virginia) -- Danville City Council is considering whether to adopt a resolution in support of legislation that would enable and require a local referendum on...
article Lawmakers to introduce bills for legalized sports gambling in Virginia
(Virginia) -- Three northern Virginia lawmakers will be introducing different bills that would legalize sports gambling in the state. The proposals from Democrats Chap...
article Sports books now open at Wheeling Island
(West Virginia) -- After months of waiting, local sports betting fans can now place wagers at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack as on Thursday the facility...
article A casino in Danville? It could happen
(Virginia) -- A casino could be coming to Southside. Next week, Danville City Council will consider a resolution to support legislation in the upcoming General Assembly...

12/27/2018

article Bills soon to be on table for sports gambling in Va.
(Virginia) -- If he was laying odds, state Sen. Chap Petersen likes the chances that the Virginia General Assembly will legalize sports gambling. “I’ve...

12/26/2018

article Bills soon to be on table for sports gambling in Virginia
(Virginia) -- If he were laying odds, state Sen. Chap Petersen would like the chances that Virginia's General Assembly will legalize sports gambling."I've...
article Lawmakers to Propose Legal Sports Gambling in Virginia
(Virginia) -- Three northern Virginia lawmakers will be introducing different bills that would legalize sports gambling in the state. The proposals from Democrats Chap...

12/21/2018

article Virginia Making Big Moves to Expand Gambling
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian tribe has plans to create a new casino resort complex worth $700m in Virginia. This would be the first of its kind in the region and...

12/20/2018

article From cannabis to gambling: Virginia’s progressive
(Virginia) -- You could argue that it has been a progressive year for Hampton Roads, Virginia and the United States, with new legislation passing in 2018 on both the...
article Nansemond Indian Tribe raises concerns on Norfolk casino
(Virginia) -- The Nansemond Indian Tribe is raising questions about the Pamunkey Indian Tribe’s efforts to build a world-class resort casino and spa in town.
article Nansemond Indian Tribe responds to a possible casino in Norfolk
(Virginia) -- Wednesday news got out that the Pamunkey Tribe was in talks with the city of Norfolk to buy land and open a world-class resort casino and spa. On Thursday...
article As Virginia gears up for gambling debate, thousands of slot-like games have already slipped in the back door
(Virginia) -- They look like slot machines. Symbols spin around the screen like slot machines. And when everything lines up just right, they pay out $1,000-plus jackpots...

12/17/2018

article VA Lawmaker Has Eyes Wide Open on Sports Betting
(Virginia) -- Virginia doesn’t have any casinos. But that plays perfectly into Delegate Mark Sickles’ vision of sports betting in the state. While...

12/14/2018

article Businessman confident about Bristol casino project approval
(Virginia) -- A businessman who wants to build a casino in Southwest Virginia said he’s confident about getting approval from the General Assembly. The Bristol...

12/13/2018

article Colonial Downs, ‘Rosie’s gaming emporium’ set to open in 2019
(Virginia) -- Live thoroughbred horse racing will return to Colonial Downs in 2019, along with the premiere of a casino-like gambling facility in New Kent County.

12/12/2018

article McGlothlin upbeat about proposed resort and casino project as assembly session nears
(Virginia) -- Proposed Bristol Resort and Casino partner Jim McGlothlin was upbeat Tuesday about the project’s chances of approval by the Virginia General Assembly...

12/9/2018

article Cobb: It's only downhill with casinos
(Virginia) -- Voters in Florida just approved a state constitutional amendment to prevent any new casinos from being developed in their state without first getting...

12/4/2018

article Southwest Virginia legislators talk health care, gambling at legislative breakfast
(Virginia) -- Gambling bills, the state budget, the opioid crisis and funding education were the topics touched on by Southwest Virginia lawmakers during a legislative...

11/30/2018

article Virginia Casino Bill Coming in 2019, Measure Would Authorize Gaming Venue in Bristol
(Virginia) -- A Virginia casino bill that would end the state’s ban on commercial gambling will be introduced early next year after the legislature convenes for...

11/26/2018

article Sports-betting bills come to Virginia after Supreme Court decision
(Virginia) -- Two lawmakers are trying to bring legalized sports betting to Virginia, joining other states that are exploring that option since the Supreme Court cleared...
article Some lawmakers in Virginia hope to legalize sports betting
(Virginia) -- Some state lawmakers in Virginia say they're drafting legislation to allow sports betting in the state. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported last week...
article Press conference scheduled for Bristol Resort and Casino plan
(Virginia) -- Representatives from Bristol, VA will be holding a press conference Thursday to discuss the plans for a new resort and casino.

11/24/2018

article CASEY: 2019 may be Virginia's 'Year of Gambling'
(Virginia) -- A bit more than a month before we enter Virginia’s 2019 legislative season, gambling is the hot topic in Richmond. Lots of plans for betting and...

11/22/2018

article Long Opposed to Gambling, Virginia Introduces Two New Sports Betting Bills
(Virginia) -- Virginia has long been opposed to all forms of gambling, but it seems the state suddenly wants in on the action. Lawmakers there introduced not one, but...

11/21/2018

article Could Virginia legalize sports gambling?
(Virginia) -- Most sports gambling is done online or in places like Las Vegas, however, Virginia State Senator Chap Peterson, who represents District 34, told 8News that...
article Virginia Sports Betting Bill Calls For Online Platforms, No Brick-And-Mortar Books
(Virginia) -- Despite not having any casinos, the state of Virginia will look at sports betting in 2019. Legislation was prefiled Tuesday that would put the betting...

11/20/2018

article Plans to legalize sports gambling are coming to Virginia next year
(Virginia) -- It may take a while for the General Assembly to get behind sports gambling, but several state lawmakers are drafting legislation to let Virginians get in...

11/18/2018

article Historical Horse Racing Expands Across Virginia, Colonial Downs Renovation Underway, Betting Parlors Announced
(Virginia) -- Casinos are banned in Virginia, but gaming venues featuring historical horse racing terminals are coming to towns across the state.

11/15/2018

article Colonial Downs group bets on Southside site for gambling facility
(Virginia) -- The in-the-works return of horse racing at Colonial Downs is improving the odds for a dormant retail property in Richmond’s Southside. Officials on...

11/14/2018

article Councilman hopeful off-track betting parlor will improve Richmond neighborhood
(Virginia) -- A new betting parlor is coming to South Richmond. The company that plans to reopen Colonial Downs racetrack in New Kent will open Rosie’s Gaming Emporium...

11/3/2018

article Proposed Bristol casino developers release design plans for former mall
(Virginia) -- Developers of the proposed $50 million Bristol Resort and Casino have released concept drawings of how a reconfigured Bristol Mall might appear. The...

10/30/2018

article Amid push to expand gambling in Virginia, Lottery could manage sports betting, director says
(Virginia) -- If Virginia allows more gaming — sports betting and casinos, to be exact — where does that leave the Virginia Lottery? It’s too soon to...
article Former classmates want to turn Bristol Mall into a casino resort
(Virginia) -- The vacant shopping mall’s electronic sign blares a new message: “We’re betting on Bristol!” Two former high school classmates hope...

10/26/2018

article Amid push to expand gambling, Lottery could manage sports betting, director says
(Virginia) -- If Virginia allows more gaming — sports betting and casinos, to be exact — where does that leave the Virginia Lottery? It’s too soon to...
article Bristol Resort and Casino could help secure Amtrak service to Tri-Cities, leaders say
(Virginia) -- There's a renewed push to extend Amtrak passenger service from Roanoke to Bristol. While the topic has been talked about for decades, local leaders say...

10/25/2018

article Developers, family of proposed Bristol Resort and Casino contribute $200K to GOP PAC
(Virginia) -- The developers of the proposed Bristol Resort and Casino along with family members and others have contributed a combined $200,000 to a Republican...
article Virginia Lottery coffers get windfall as Virginians buy tickets for big jackpot drawings
(Virginia) -- The Virginia Lottery netted about $16 million in profit from the Mega Millions multistate sweepstakes in the past week, more than making up for a three-...

10/24/2018

article Bristol Tennessee residents voice their concerns over Bristol Virginia casino
(Virginia) -- The Bristol Casino debate is not just a Virginia issue anymore. "It has really torn this town apart. We are two different states, but we are all one...
article Site plans show interior of planned Bristol Resort & Casino
(Virginia) -- Bristol Resort & Casino has released site plans showing the possible interior of the proposed development. The layout shows restaurants, shopping, and...

10/22/2018

article Churches rally against proposed casino for Bristol
(Virginia) -- In September, developers announced a proposal to create the Bristol Resort and Casino in Bristol, Virginia, a new venue set to be located on a 49-acre site...
article Gambling addiction expert weighs in on Bristol casino concerns
(Virginia) -- A gambling addiction expert said Monday that much of the research on the relationship between mental health disorders and the proximity of a casino is...

10/21/2018

article More than a thousand rally against Bristol casino proposal
(Virginia) -- More than one thousand people gathered in downtown Bristol, Virginia Sunday evening to show their opposition to a project that would convert the vacant...

10/19/2018

article Virginia Joins Neighbor Washington DC in Race to Legalize Sports Betting in 2019
(Virginia) -- Virginia could legalize sports betting by next July, according to State Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church). Simon says he is working on a bill, to be...

10/18/2018

article Griffith, Flaccavento tackle health care, immigration, proposed casino in Bristol debate
(Virginia) -- Flaccavento fashions himself a working man, while Griffith describes himself as an experienced reformer. On the stage, the candidates debated health care...

10/15/2018

article Casino Lobbyists Readying in Virginia for Busy Legislative Year Ahead
(Virginia) -- Numerous casino lobbyists have registered with the Virginia General Assembly recently, and that hints of a busy lawmaking session ahead for the gaming...
article Gambling interests ramping up for push on casinos, sports betting in Virginia
(Virginia) -- MGM Grand, Caesars and a slew of slot machine manufacturers and other gambling-related concerns are expressing sudden interest in the Virginia General...
article Good bet gambling interests will push for casinos, sports betting in Virginia
(Virginia) -- Big name casinos and slot machine makers seem ready to make a concerted push in Virginia’s General Assembly. “More than a dozen lobbyists have...
article Good bet gambling interests will push for casinos, sports betting in Virginia
(Virginia) -- Big name casinos and slot machine makers seem ready to make a concerted push in Virginia’s General Assembly. “More than a dozen lobbyists have...

10/12/2018

article Virginia Residents Show Support for Bristol Casino
(Virginia) -- A proposed casino in southwestern Virginia continues to garner support from a diverse group of community leaders. A minister and former city mayor were...

10/5/2018

article Family Foundation opposes proposed Bristol resort and casino
(Virginia) -- One of Virginia’s most prominent faith-based advocacy organizations this week formally opposed a proposed resort and casino in the Twin City. On...
article Virginia commission OKs 3,000 historical horseracing machines
(Virginia) -- The Virginia Racing Commission has adopted temporary regulations that will allow for the operation of up to 3,000 slot machine-like devices at Colonial...

10/2/2018

article Virginia horse racing officials adopt rules that limit expansion of slots-like gambling machines
(Virginia) -- A handful of casino-like facilities will open their doors in Virginia next year, but the company planning to reopen Colonial Downs and build a network of...

9/15/2018

article Off-track betting may return to Vinton with Colonial Downs revival
(Virginia) -- Vinton might be off to the races once again. With the Colonial Downs track in New Kent County now under new ownership and aiming for a 2019 reopening,...

9/12/2018

article State lawmakers say odds are stacked but better than ever for legalization of Bristol, VA casino
(Virginia) -- Bristol, VA city leaders will have to convince the Virginia General Assembly to legalize casino-style gambling in the state before a project to repurpose...

9/11/2018

article Bristol, VA City Council passes resolution to support Bristol Casino
(Virginia) -- Bristol, Virginia City Council passed a resolution to support turning the vacant Bristol Mall into a casino. Randy Eads said it passed 4-0. He said now it...
article Bristol, VA residents at odds with city council over casino proposal
(Virginia) -- Bristol, VA residents are at odds with city council members over a plan to turn the abandoned Bristol Mall into a resort-style casino. Still, city leaders...

9/10/2018

article Proposed $150 Million Shopping Mall Casino in Virginia Needs Lawmakers’ Support First
(Virginia) -- Developers in Bristol, VA have big plans to boost the local economy with a 90,000-square foot casino which they say will add an estimated 5,200 jobs with...

9/9/2018

article Developers announce plans for $150 million resort casino in Bristol, VA
(Virginia) -- Backers of a proposal for a $150 million resort casino for the independent city of Bristol in the Commonwealth of Virginia said Thursday that it could have...

9/8/2018

article BETTING ON BRISTOL: Plans for resort casino, sports betting, children's area at Bristol Mall
(Virginia) -- Today, local business and community leaders are betting on Bristol with major plans for a resort and casino at Bristol Mall in Bristol, VA. The vision for...
article CASEY: Rolling the dice on gambling in Bristol
(Virginia) -- There’s some big news boiling in the city of Bristol (pop. 17,000). A couple coal barons bought the abandoned Bristol Mall. Now, they’re...

9/7/2018

article Developers announce plans for $150 million casino in Bristol
(Virginia) -- Local businesses and community leaders announced major plans for a $150 million resort and casino at the Bristol Mall in Bristol Friday. Leaders also plan...

9/5/2018

article Bristol leaders say casino would likely be welcome
(Virginia) -- A majority of City Council and the president of the Chamber of Commerce said Tuesday a resort casino would likely be welcome at the Bristol Mall. Owners of...
article Colonial Downs aiming for March 2019 opening of 'Rosie's gaming emporium'
(Virginia) -- The new owners of Colonial Downs are hoping to open their casino-like gambling facility in New Kent County in March, with live horse racing expected to...

9/4/2018

article A Las Vegas-Style Poker Room Might Come To Abandoned Virginia Mall
(Virginia) -- There are casinos in 80 percent of the states in America, and Virginia could soon leave the minority and become one of them. Though Las Vegas-style...
article State senator weighs in on potential casino conversion in Bristol, VA
(Virginia) -- State Sen. Bill Carrico's office is weighing in on the potential conversion of the old Bristol Mall to a casino. The project would require an amendment...

9/2/2018

article Group looking into turning Bristol Mall into casino
(Virginia) -- A lobbying group is looking into turning the Bristol Mall into a casino. Richmond-based Alliance Group Ltd., a lobbying and public relations firm, is...

8/24/2018

article Hetzler: Virginians will be losers in new form of gambling
(Virginia) -- Most Virginians have probably never heard of “historical horse racing” or the slots-like gaming machines which house the attraction. Of those...

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