Viriginia is one of the last states in the U.S. to legalize casino gaming. The state legislation approved five cities to have online casino gaming in 2019. Voters would vote on if the casinos were allowed in the 2020 election. The Old Dominion State is expected to open its casino doors in 2022 and 2023.
The four cities approved for casinos are Bristol, Danville, Norfolk, and Portsmouth and will begin the developing stage in 2021. Richmond will come the following year. Virginia is in the infancy of its gaming industry and should see great results in 2021 and beyond when sports betting goes live, and then casino gaming follows. Here is what the Virginia gaming industry could look like.
Virginia Lottery Board
Kevin Hall, Executive Director
Kevin Hall has been apart of the Virginia Lottery Board since January 2018 and has helped the state reach record revenue numbers since. This has helped Virginia K-12 schools in the process. Hall is now responsible for online sports betting and land-based casino gaming in the Commonwealth.
Ferhan Hamid, Chairman
Ferhan Hamid is Managing Director & Co-Founder of Red Fort Strategies and the President & CEO of Hamid Enterprises, Inc.
Cynthia D. Lawrence, Vice