Virginia Lottery Board; regulation of video game terminals. (SB1063)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)


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 10 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 20105580D
01/17/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/21/2020Assigned GL&T sub: Gaming
01/23/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB1063)
01/29/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/29/2020Committee substitute printed 20106481D-S1
01/31/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB1063S1)
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed to LIS only 20107804D-S2
02/05/2020Incorporates SB960 (Ruff)
02/05/2020Passed by indefinitely in Finance and Appropriations (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)