Is Sports Betting Legal in Virginia?
Sports Betting is not available in Virginia.
- Can you bet online? No
- Can you bet in person? No
Legal sports betting looks like it will be coming to Virginia after a bill passed the legislature on March 8. It will now go to Gov. Ralph Northam for his signature. Should he sign the bill into law, Virginia would become the 21st state to get legal sports betting. A few details on the legislation: It would allow for mobile and in-person betting. The state's lottery will be in charge of approving licenses for online-only operators. We could see up to 18 online sportsbooks, which is similar to the set up we've seen have success in New Jersey. And you will not be allowed to bet on Virginia college sports team under the bill. While there's still a lot to be hammered out, don't be shocked if Virginia is up and running before the start of the 2020 NFL season.