Virginia Lottery Board; regulation of manufacturing, distributing, etc. (SB909)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


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 directs the Board to establish a maximum combined number of electronic gaming devices that may be hosted at host locations throughout the Commonwealth. The bill prohibits any host location from being located within a one-mile radius of any lottery sales agent and 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 12 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. This bill was incorporated into SB 971. Read the Bill »


01/29/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/08/2020Presented and ordered printed 20101806D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/13/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB909)
01/21/2020Assigned GL&T sub: Gaming
01/29/2020Incorporated by General Laws and Technology (SB971-Howell) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)