Virginia’s State Gambling Laws turned upside down in April 2020 when a new gambling expansion that allowed for legalized casinos, retail sportsbooks and online sports betting. After becoming law on July 1 2020, the Virginia Lottery Board has been put in charge of the new sports betting industry, and regulations should be in place no later than September 15 2020 with online sports betting expected to begin no earlier than 15 January 2021.
Until then, Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) and Horse Racing betting are the sole legal online gaming options. Others options you can play for real money include the state lottery and charitable gambling. While home social poker games are carved out under Virginian law.
Online sports betting is set to come to Virginia before the end of January 2021, just in time to take advantage of the Super Bowl, if all goes to the timeline that the Virginia Lottery Board has set.