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First Virginia Retail Sportsbook Opens at Hard Rock Bristol Casino

July 13, 2022 | By: Staff

Virginia now has an in-person sportsbook. Hard Rock Bristol officially opened its temporary facility on July 8.  The facility is located at the site of the former Bristol Mall and will be the home of the casino until the full resort is ready, likely in 2024.  In April, the Virginia Lottery Board issued a facility […]

Virginia Sports Betting Surpasses $5 Billion in Total Handle

July 11, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

The total sports betting handle in Virginia dropped in May, but still managed to generate $42 million in gross revenue for sportsbooks. More significantly, the state surpassed a milestone by topping $5 billion in all-time sports handle. Nine states have exceeded $5 billion on sports betting handle since a U.S. Supreme Court decision cleared the […]

Temporary Virginia Casino Coming to Norfolk Baseball Stadium

June 22, 2022 | By: Staff

Harbor Park, the minor league baseball stadium in Norfolk, could be closer to getting a temporary casino opened inside the facility.  To get through a hurdle, city officials recently changed the address of Harbor Park to 200 Park Avenue. It was previously 150 Park Avenue.  When Norfolk voters approved a casino during a 2020 vote […]

ACC Championship Odds Place Familiar Name Atop Futures Board

June 11, 2022 | By: Craig Williams

The college football season will kick off on Aug. 27, and some of Virginia’s top sports betting apps have posted ACC Championship odds to dissect in the meantime. The SEC has dominated the college football landscape. It has accounted for five of the eight championships during the College Football Playoff era. The ACC can still […]

Virginia Sports Betting Revenue Topped List Of 2021 Rookies

May 17, 2022 | By: Staff

The American Gaming Association released its annual State of the States analysis with details for each state including Virginia.  According to the report, the total revenue for U.S. sports betting was $4.33 billion last year with a handle of $57.71 billion. That’s a massive increase from the $21.6 billion in 2020. There are currently 30 […]

Virginia Sports Betting Tax Break Policy Costing State Millions In Revenue

May 9, 2022 | By: Staff

Virginia has brought in over $26 million in tax revenue since the inception of legalized sports betting last year, but is it enough? According to a review by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, sports betting operators in VA have paid $26.7 million to the state, while offering $168.8 million in promotions and bonuses to their customers since […]

Virginia Gives Go-Ahead For State’s First Retail Casino

April 29, 2022 | By: Staff

The Virginia Lottery Board has issued the first facility operator’s license to Hard Rock Bristol allowing it to open the first casino in the state.  Hard Rock Bristol underwent background checks and an application review before the board approved the license with a 7-0 vote on April 27. The licensure approval is a big step […]

Best NFL Draft Prop Bets

April 22, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

On Thursday, April 28, the front offices of the 32 NFL teams will occupy a large space at Caesars Forum on the famed Las Vegas Strip, convening to make their selections in the annual NFL Draft. Unlike the draft of any other league, the NFL Draft has become a spectacle, with live coverage of each […]

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March 16, 2022 | By: Corey Roepken

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Does Virginia Sports Betting Prohibit Any March Madness Wagers?

March 15, 2022 | By: Mark Ashenfelter

Looking forward to picking your favorite Virginia teams in your March Madness brackets? After all, for many, it’s become a yearly ritual. But what about the sports betting market? Do the rules overseeing Virginia sports betting prohibit any March Madness wagers? Unfortunately for anyone in Virginia looking to wager on the Men’s NCAA Tournament or […]