Bill authorizing casino gaming passes in Virginia House


In this Sept. 22, 2019, photo, police officers inspect seized gambling equipment at Victoria Sporting Club in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Security officials in Bangladesh are on the hunt for cash, gold and illicit weapons in a crackdown Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ordered on illegal casinos, rooting out corruption among political elites that critics say has been allowed to flourish in a troubled democracy with no effective opposition. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)

RICHMOND, Va. (WJHL) – A House bill authorizing casino gaming in the Commonwealth of Virginia passed on Tuesday.

HB 4 Lottery Board passed on Tuesday afternoon in Richmond with a vote of 61-33.

The bill states that the Virginia Lottery Board will regulate casino gaming within certain cities that meet the criteria outlined.

A referendum must be passed by any city that wishes to allow casino gaming.

The bill was read for a third time before it was passed.

The bill will also be voted on in the Virginia Senate on Tuesday afternoon.

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