Lottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. (HB428)

Introduced By

Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patrons Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth), and Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Lottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. Casino gaming shall be limited to certain cities that meet the criteria that is outlined in the bill, and a referendum must be passed in the city on the question of allowing casino gaming in the city. This bill is a reenactment of the first enactment of Senate Bill 1126 of the 2019 legislative session. The bill was incorporated into HB 4. Read the Bill »

Status

02/06/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill

History

DateAction
01/03/2020Committee
01/03/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101969D
01/03/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2020Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
02/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB428)
02/04/2020Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB4-Knight)
02/06/2020Incorporated by General Laws (HB4-Knight)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB374, HB560, SB374 and HB1343.

Comments

William Ballance writes:

Studies have clearly shown that casinos bring an increased rate of crime and violence into their community. Studies also prove that gambling exploits people who are lower middle class to poor. Casinos only operate when the house wins...and the house only wins when they exploit and fleece a lot of people with a gambling addiction. Why in the world would we bring this to Virginia? Who in their right mind would vote to invite the mob to Virginia?

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