Electronic Gaming Devices Act; established, penalty. (SB1721)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Charitable Gaming Board; Electronic Gaming Devices Act; penalty. Establishes the Electronic Gaming Devices Act to be administered by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Department). The bill requires the Charitable Gaming Board to promulgate regulations (i) establishing a process for the approval or disapproval of electronic gaming devices and the individual games offered on such devices as games of skill; (ii) requiring registration for the placement of an approved electronic gaming device in a club, establishment, or restaurant; and (iii) requiring that a charitable organization that has been registered by the Department be designated to receive a predetermined percentage of the gross receipts generated by the electronic gaming device. The bill also requires suppliers and manufacturers of electronic gaming devices to obtain a permit from the Department prior to selling or distributing electronic gaming devices in the Commonwealth and imposes a penalty of not more than $1,000 for each violation of the provisions of the bill. The bill was incorporated into SB 1738. Amends § 2.2-2456, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/30/2019: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/16/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104345D
01/16/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/28/2019Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/30/2019Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB1738-Reeves) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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