The recent court fights over gambling in Virginia has left the future of the industry unclear. The first case is on whether or not to allow table games like roulette and poker for an additional casino license, and the second one is on how much a slot machine can pay out per bet. In this blog post, we will discuss these cases as well as what they mean for Virginia’s gambling industry.
The first case, which is on whether or not to allow table games at an additional casino license, was heard by the Virginia Supreme Court in early February. The court ruled in favor of the state, allowing table games at the new casino. This decision overturns a lower court’s ruling that said the state couldn’t limit who could offer table games. The main argument against allowing table games is that it would give the new casino an unfair advantage over the other casinos in the state. However, supporters of table games argue that it would bring more revenue to the state and create jobs.
The second case, which is on how much a slot machine can pay out per bet, was also heard the Virginia Supreme Court in early February.