Virginia sports betting laws do not allow sportsbooks to accept bets on in-state colleges and universities—that could be changing thanks to a new bill in the state government.
Senate Bill 124, presented on Wednesday, January 10, would allow both in-state residents and travelers to place wagers at legal sportsbooks on games involving local schools. That includes popular teams such as Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia, James Madison University, and more.
Lawmakers previously erred on the side of caution to protect athletes from harassment and the integrity of the sports from nefarious interference. However, discussions regarding a change to the current gambling laws are expected to soon commence.