Virginia Racing Commission; simulcast horse racing; allocations. (SB6008)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Racing Commission; simulcast horse racing; allocations. Authorizes wagering on historical horse racing and allocates the proceeds. Read the Bill »


06/23/2008: Awaiting a Vote in the General Laws and Technology Committee


06/23/2008Presented and ordered printed 084353284
06/23/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology


Nick Skias writes:

I cannot see why this bill and previous similar bills do not get passed. It will not only help transportation, but will also help the horse racing industry, which I fear will not be able to survive without this bill. To be quite honest, horse racing cannot survive with out some form of slot machines. Pennsylvania, my former home, has gone that route and is succesfully opening new tracks. I know that House Speaker Howell is against this bill but without this, Colonial Downs, which is up for sale, will be developed into housing and a Walmart.