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Virginia SPORTS BETTING & CASINO OVERVIEW

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Virginia SPORTS BETTING & CASINO OVERVIEW

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“Virginia is for lovers.”
That’s the slogan for tourism in the state of Virginia. Starting in 2020, the state was for lovers of sports betting too. After some legal legislation, the first legal sports bets were placed in early 2021.
Virginia’s biggest city is Virginia Beach with roughly 458,000 people. There are also four other cities with the population of 230,000 to 250,000 people. Even with these populated cities, there are no major professional sports teams located in Virginia.
The college teams get the attention in VA. There are some nationally recognized Division 1 teams like Virginia, Virginia Tech, VCU, Richmond, Liberty, Old Dominion and George Mason. In total, there are 14 Division 1 programs in the state.
The Old Dominion State prides itself on being hospitable to tourists when they visit their beautiful state. With robust cities and college teams, they proved they’re for lovers of sports and gambling with the legalization of betting.


Top Virginia offers


6 QUICK Virginia FACTS

  1. • Roughly 8.6 million people live in VA: 12th most populous state in the country
  2. • Famous Movies: Pocahontas, The Bourne Identity, Donnie Darko, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Remember the Titans, Mission: Impossible
  3. • Famous Event: Norfolk Harborfest is a three-day event filling the waterfront with activities on the land, sea and air.
  4. • Famous Stadiums: Lane Stadium, Martinsville Speedway, Scott Stadium, John Paul Jones Arena
  5. • Famous Foods: Chesapeake Bay crabs, ham biscuits, Brunswick Stew, peanuts
  6. • Past Sports Stars Born in VA: Michael Vick & Allen Iverson

top Players Born in Virginia

Spurs | #3 | SF
Keldon Johnson
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Active
Next Game 02/09 12:30 AM
Stats
0 props
1 Futures
PPG
21.74
% FG
43.8
AST
2.66
RPG
4.79
Most Improved Player
+49000
Eagles | #94 | DE
Josh Sweat
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Josh Sweat>
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Next Game 02/12 11:30 PM
Stats
1 props
1 Futures
TT
48
SOLO
31
AST
17
SKS
0.69
2.50
Total Tackles (Solo & Assists)
MVP
+12500
Mets | #35 | SP
Justin Verlander
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Next Game 02/25 6:05 PM
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3 Futures
W-L
-- - --
ERA
K/BB
S
NL Cy Young
+700
Strikeout King
+3000
NL MVP
+10000
Rockets | #17 | SF
Tari Eason
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Next Game 02/09 1:00 AM
Stats
0 props
7 Futures
PPG
8.72
% FG
44
AST
0.94
RPG
5.72
To Be Drafted In The Top 10
+3000
4th Overall Pick
+15000
5th Overall Pick
+20000
3rd Overall Pick
+20000
Rookie of the Year
+30000
2nd Overall Pick
+50000
1st Overall Pick
+100000
Bills | #49 | LB
Tremaine Edmunds
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Next Game
Stats
0 props
0 Futures
TT
102
TFL
5
AST
37
SCK
0.08
Mariners | #33 | SP
J.B. Bukauskas
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Next Game 02/24 8:10 PM
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0 props
0 Futures
W-L
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ERA
K/BB
S
Pacers | #25 | PF
Jalen Smith
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Active
Next Game 02/09 12:30 AM
Stats
0 props
1 Futures
PPG
9.5
% FG
46.3
AST
1
RPG
5.73
Most Improved Player
+12500
Broncos | #31 | S
Justin Simmons
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Next Game
Stats
0 props
0 Futures
TPG
5.75
SKS
AST
27
PD
7
Braves | # | 3B
Brett Langhorne
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Minors
Next Game 02/25 6:05 PM
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0 Futures
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OBP
Marlins | # | SP
Robert Morey
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Minors
Next Game 02/25 11:10 PM
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0 props
0 Futures
W-L
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ERA
K/BB
S

Virginia news


Yes, gambling is legal in Virginia. In March of 2020, the Virginia Senate and General Assembly sent two bills to the Governor to be signed. These bills were Senate Bill 384 and House Bill 896. These would bring legal sports betting to Virginia. The Governor at the time, Ralph Northam, sent back amended versions before eventually signing the final bills on April 22nd, 2020.

Virginia had no brick-and-mortar casino locations, so they became the second state to be mobile sports betting only. The first online sportsbook was operational on January 21st, 2021. Since then, the cap of 14 online sportsbooks have been met.

There has been movement for the state to create retail locations with in-person sportsbooks. In 2020, legislation was passed to start construction on retail casinos. Only one has been built and is currently operational. In 2023, there are plans for three new casino locations to be opened. Two locations in Danville and Norfolk will be temporary until their permanent locations are completed in 2024.


Virginia LAND-BASE DESTINATIONS

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol

Virginia’s first ever casino! All the amazing Hard Rock Vibes inside a casino with a brand-new sportsbook.

image 500 Gate City Hwy, Bristol, VA 24201
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Rivers Casino Portsmouth (Open January 15th, 2023)

400,000 square feet of gaming space with slot machines and live table games. Also 10 restaurants and an event center.

image 3630 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23701
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Caesars Virginia (Temporary in 2023, Permanent in 2024)

World class gaming floor with 1,300 slots, 85+ live table games and a World Series of Poker room.

image Danville, VA (address to be determined)

Virginia FAQ

Yes! You can bet sports online as of 2021 when the first sportsbooks were operational.
SportsIllustrated, BetMGM, Betrivers, Caesars, DraftKings, Pointsbet,
To legally gamble online in VA, the minimum age is 21. The legal gambling age to bet horses is 18.
No. Virginia does not allow online casino betting for real money.
Yes! You can legally bet sports online in VA.
No, you just need to be over 21 and within the state border of VA to play online!

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