Games Of Chance Trimmed Back

Governor Glenn Youngkin’s proposed amendments to gaming legislation in Virginia could have significant impacts on the availability of electronic skill games across the state. One of the key provisions in the amendments is a 35-mile exclusion zone around existing gaming facilities, including casinos, racetracks, and satellite locations. This would effectively ban skill games in most metro areas. For example, the proposed ban would eliminate skill games in Virginia Beach, a city that historically generated substantial revenue from such activities. If the amendments pass, it would reshape the landscape of gaming in Virginia.