Debate Over Skill Games Continues

The debate over skill games in Virginia remains unresolved as the General Assembly and Gov. Glenn Youngkin extend discussions into the summer. Despite wrapping up other legislative matters, officials are still seeking a solution for taxing and regulating the games. The lobbying push from business owners and game manufacturers has intensified, with convenience store owners emphasizing the revenue the games generate. However, disagreements persist over the proposed regulations, including taxation rates and geographic restrictions. The prospect of a summertime special session looms as lawmakers grapple with finding common ground on what has become a very contentious issue.