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Virginia Lottery Launches First Linked Progressive Jackpot Games

July 19, 2021 | By: Mike Epifani

The Virginia Lottery becomes the first state lottery in the US to offer linked progressive jackpot e-Instant games. The games come from Instant Win Gaming (IWG), which partnered with the Virginia Lottery earlier this year to launch IWG’s first instant jackpot game, Jungle Tumble Jackpots. The first two games to share progressive jackpots are Cash […]

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. […]

Does Washington Have A Chance to Repeat As NFC East Champs?

July 8, 2021 | By: Travis Pulver

Repeating as NFC East division champions would make the 2021 NFL season a success for Washington Football Team fans. But is there any reason to believe they can pull it off? They certainly are not expected to, but no one thought they had a chance last season, either. Prior to Week One, only the Carolina […]

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 […]

Unibet To Launch Virginia Sports Betting App Tomorrow

April 27, 2021 | By: Mike Epifani

Today, Kindred Group announced the launch of Unibet in Virginia. The sportsbook platform received the seventh and final mobile sports betting license in the Commonwealth. The app is set to be available on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. “We are excited to add Virginia to the growing list of states that Unibet and Kindred Group call […]

Richmond Casino Options Narrow: Two Proposals Remain

April 22, 2021 | By: Dan Holmes

Odds increased for two groups who have proposed casino plans in Richmond when an evaluation committee eliminated a proposal from Bally’s Corp. from consideration. The city seems to have responded to protests from residents of the Stratford Hills neighborhood and negative reaction to the Bally’s proposal from neighboring areas. Critics posed concerns over traffic, noise, […]