About the Author

Geoffrey Fisk

Geoff Fisk is a San Diego-based freelance writer, specializing in the poker and gambling industries. He’s written for numerous platforms and has traveled the globe as a live poker tournament reporter. Geoff’s interests include the legal online poker industry in the U.S. and abroad.

Virginia’s Online Sportsbooks Post More Strong Numbers In June

July 30, 2021 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

In less than six months, Virginia has emerged as one of the most legitimate online sports betting markets in the US. The Virginia Lottery released the latest monthly sports betting revenue numbers on Friday, and June marked another strong month for one of the nation’s newest sports wagering strongholds. The current sports betting landscape in […]

Virginia Sports Betting Off To Record Breaking Start

July 9, 2021 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

Virginia is off to the most prolific start in the history of US legal sports betting. The state’s sportsbooks produced $1,092,137,211 in betting handle through the end of May 2021, becoming the fastest state to clear the $1 billion handle mark in US history. Sports betting in the Old Dominion launched on Jan. 21, 2021. […]

Virginia Online Sportsbooks Hit New High In May

July 1, 2021 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

The true viability of the Virginia sports betting market becomes more apparent with each passing month. May 2021 marked the third straight month of increased online sports betting tax revenue for the state. Adjusted gross revenue (AGR) and online sports betting tax collection both hit new monthly highs in May. The Virginia Lottery released the […]

Virginia Online Sportsbooks Post Second Straight Month Of Positive Revenue

May 28, 2021 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

Virginia’s mobile sports betting market emerged from its customer acquisition phase last month, posting net positive monthly revenues for the first time since launching in January 2021. The April numbers released by the Virginia Lottery on Friday show a continuation of that positive trend. Virginia’s mobile sports betting apps produced $11,380,137 in combined revenue for […]

Virginia Mobile Sportsbooks Post First Net Monthly Profits In March

May 3, 2021 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

The first two months of business for Virginia’s mobile sportsbooks showed an expected negative revenue pattern, as welcome bonuses and pre-launch offers counted against adjusted gross revenue. March 2021 marked the end of the days of putting a minus sign in front of Virginia sports betting revenue totals. Virginia’s six mobile sportsbooks generated just over […]

Virginia Online Sports Betting Post $58.9 Million In January Betting Handle

March 1, 2021 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

The first 11 days of legal sports betting in Virginia points to a promising 2021 for the state’s sports betting industry. According to revenue reports released Monday by the Virginia Lottery, the state’s newly-launched mobile sportsbooks produced just under $59 million in handle for January 2021. Those numbers represent just an 11-day period from Jan. […]

Big Gambling Names Bid On Potential Virginia Casino Project in Richmond

February 25, 2021 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

A potential land-based casino project in Richmond has drawn interest from some of the gaming industry’s biggest names. Richmond voters will decide if the proposed casino project becomes a reality, with the matter to be decided on the November 2021 ballot. The prospect of a retail casino in the Virginia capital is prompting several companies […]

BetMGM Sportsbook Coming To Nationals Park

January 12, 2021 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

A newly announced partnership between BetMGM and the Washington Nationals brings BetMGM Sportsbook to Nationals Park next season. The agreement makes BetMGM the official betting partner of the Washington baseball franchise. With the partnership comes plans for BetMGM to launch both a retail sportsbook and mobile sports betting app in the vicinity of Nationals Park. […]

Virginia Sports Betting Could Bring $412 Million In Annual Revenue

December 9, 2020 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

Virginia sports bettors won’t have to wait much longer for legal sportsbooks to launch in the Old Dominion. State lawmakers aim for an early 2021 launch for Virginia’s sportsbooks, possibly in time for Super Bowl LVI. Both online and retail sportsbooks will operate in Virginia. Virginia Casinos estimates that sports betting could bring in $412 […]