Virginia Lottery Board; regulation of electronic gaming devices, penalty. (SB348)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Lottery Board; regulation of the manufacturing, distributing, owning, hosting, and playing of electronic gaming devices; penalties. Authorizes the manufacture, distribution, owning, hosting, and playing of electronic gaming devices in the Commonwealth, to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. The bill specifies the licensing requirements for the manufacture, distribution, owning, and hosting of electronic gaming devices and imposes criminal and civil penalties for violations of the law and regulations related to electronic gaming devices. The bill prohibits any host location licensee from offering more than nine 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 electronic gaming devices 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


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101100D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/08/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB348)
01/15/2020Stricken at request of Patron in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)