Illegal gambling; definition, requirements for lawful game, contest, lottery, etc., to be conducted. (HB1010)

Introduced By

Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Illegal gambling; definitions; free spin devices.  Includes in the definition of "illegal gambling" the risking of money or other property for gain, contingent in whole or in part upon lot, chance, or the operation of a gambling device. The bill also expands the definition of "gambling device" to include any mechanism by the operation of which a right to money or other property may be credited, in return for consideration, as the result of the operation of an element of chance and any mechanism that, when operated for consideration, does not return the same value or property for the same consideration upon each operation. The bill attempts to make machines commonly known as "free spin machines" illegal in Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102165D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/14/2010Impact statement from VCSC (HB1010)
01/25/2010Assigned GL sub: #3 ABC/Gaming
02/12/2010Reported from General Laws with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2010Committee substitute printed 10105359D-H1
02/14/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Read second time
02/15/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105359D-H1
02/15/2010Amendments by Delegate Athey agreed to
02/15/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB1010EH1
02/15/2010Printed as engrossed 10105359D-EH1
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House (98-Y 1-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
03/03/2010Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Committee substitute printed 10105786D-S1
03/05/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Read third time
03/08/2010Reading of substitute waived
03/08/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105786D-S1
03/08/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1010S1
03/08/2010Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Placed on Calendar
03/10/2010Passed by for the day
03/11/2010Senate substitute agreed to by House 10105786D-S1 (95-Y 0-N)
03/11/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/22/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1010ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/25/2010Signed by President
04/08/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1010ER)
04/13/2010Governor's recommendation received by House
04/20/2010Placed on Calendar
04/21/2010House concurred in Governor's recommendation (95-Y 0-N)
04/21/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010Senate rejected Governor's recommendation #1 (8-Y 30-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation #2 (38-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010G Governor's recommendation adopted in part
04/21/2010Communicated to Governor
04/21/2010Reenrolled bill text (HB1010ER2)
04/21/2010Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/21/2010Signed by President as reenrolled
05/21/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 877 (effective 7/1/10)
05/21/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0877)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 7 clips in all, totaling 14 minutes.