Ban Lifted On “Skill Games”

In a swift move, the General Assembly has voted to repeal the ban on slots-like skill games. This is a big win for gas station and restaurant owners who say the ban had hit their revenues during the pandemic. The bill, described as a compromise by Sen. Aaron Rouse, aims to help small businesses and optimize revenue for the commonwealth. The legislation, which includes a 25% tax rate on the machines’ gross receipts, now heads to Gov. Glenn Youngkin, who previously expressed serious concerns.