Virginia Lottery Board; regulation of video game terminals. (HB1686)

Introduced By

Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Lottery Board; regulation of the manufacturing, distributing, operating, servicing, hosting, and playing of video game terminals; penalties. Authorizes the manufacturing, distributing, operating, servicing, hosting, and playing of video game terminals in the Commonwealth, to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. The bill specifies the licensing requirements for the manufacture, distribution, operating, servicing, and hosting of video game terminals, requires employees of such licensees to be registered with the Lottery Department, and imposes criminal and civil penalties for violations of the law and regulations related to video game terminals. The bill prohibits any host location licensee from offering more than five electronic gaming devices to the public for play at such host location's establishment. The bill imposes a 33 percent tax on all gross profits from the play of video game terminals and provides for how the tax proceeds are disbursed. The bill also establishes the Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund, administered by the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, to provide counseling and other support services for compulsive and problem gamblers, develop problem gambling treatment and prevention programs, and provide grants to support organizations that provide assistance to compulsive gamblers. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105608D
01/17/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/23/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB1686)
01/24/2020Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
02/11/2020Left in General Laws