Sports betting is officially legal in Virginia after overcoming a tricky path through the legislative process and some administrative hiccups.
The dual sports wagering bills HB 896 and SB 384 have already become law and will become fully effective on July 1. After overcoming some last-minute changes and recommendations, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam finally put his signature to the bills to finalize the legalization process.
The Virginia state government has unveiled an aggressive time line to get sports betting up-and-running ASAP. The Virginia Lottery Board has been put in charge of the new sports betting industry, and they have been tasked with coming up with regulations no later than September 15.