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Richmond Casino Vote Will Happen on Nov. 7, Judge Rules

August 24, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

A Richmond casino will be on the Nov. 7 ballot. On Aug. 23, a judge decided a legal challenge had no standing in the referendum filing. That means voters will decide whether One Casino and Resort becomes the state’s fifth retail casino, located on the city’s south side. William R. Marchant, chief judge of the Richmond City […]

Rivers Portsmouth, First Permanent Casino in Virginia, Marks Millionth Customer Milestone

July 6, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

The casino industry in Virginia reached a significant milestone last week as the state’s first permanent casino, Rivers Portsmouth, welcomed its millionth customer. Rivers staff treated the customer, Terri Powell, to a promotional package comprising $1,000 in free slots play, a dinner for four at the casino’s Admiral’s Steak & Seafood, and four tickets to see […]

Small Town, Big Casino: Is It a Winning Gamble?

March 23, 2023 | By: Devon Jackson

Casinos, especially full-featured resort casinos, present an economic opportunity. However, they can be a mixed blessing and can seem especially scary in smaller communities that already have more than their fair share of problems. The most common worries are crime and the direct impact of gambling on residents. Easier to overlook are the secondary economic […]

Virginia Responsible Gambling Groundwork Built with Pre-Filed Bill

January 13, 2023 | By: Chris Gerlacher

On Dec 27, 2022, Delegate Paul Krizek (D) and Senator Bryce Reeves (R) of Virginia pre-filed bills to create a Problem Gambling Advisory Committee (PGAC). The committee members would include gambling regulators, industry representatives, and community service members. The PGAC’s goal would be to seek alignment between experts on problem gambling and the Virginia gaming […]

Virginia Study Recommends Lottery as State’s Sole Gaming Regulator

October 24, 2022 | By: Keith Stein

Several new forms of gambling have appeared in the Commonwealth of Virginia over the past five years. Construction is underway for the state’s first retail casinos. It also newly allows sports wagering, charitable poker, horse racing, and skill games. The question, amid such rapid expansion, is how best to regulate the new products. Many states […]

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