A House General Laws subcommittee backs a bill to let Petersburg hold a casino referendum.
Just days after opening, Virginia’s second casino radically modified its smoking policy in response to widespread public complaints.
Local owners of the Bristol Casino, future home of Hard Rock, oppose new legislation aimed at legalizing currently unregulated skill games in Virginia.
November sports wagering in Virginia narrowly missed equaling October’s single-month record, but operators enjoyed record revenues.
An injunction currently allowing skill games to operate in Virginia could dampen legislative enthusiasm to take any additional action when the General Assembly convenes next month.
The Herald Courier news staff takes a lot at the legality or lack thereof of those machines called "skill games" populating corners of convenience stores and increasingly entire gaming parlors throughout the area.
BRISTOL, Va. — City officials are taking steps to remove more than 100 skill games from operating here, but any action is temporarily on hold due to an injunction issued in the Hermie Sadler lawsuit
ABINGDON, VA. — Randy Callahan slipped a $5 bill into an E Pull-Tab machine at the Appalachian Events & Gaming Center on Wednesday.
The operator of Rosie’s Gaming Emporiums supports the state ban on skill games or “gray machines,” rejecting claims made in a lawsuit seeking to allow the games.
While no longer behind the wheel, long-time NASCAR driver Hermie Sadler now operates a racing team that competes in regional races where both his car and the series are sponsored by a maker of electronic skill games.
Skill games currently operate in Virginia because of an injunction in the lawsuit filed by former NASCAR driver and current state Senate candidate Hermie Sadler.
Former NASCAR driver Hermie Sadler, whose cars were once sponsored by Virginia tourism and the state lottery, remains embroiled in a protracted legal fight with state leaders over skill games.
At first glance from the outside, Lucky Arcade Skilled Games seemed like it was trying to go under the radar while at the same time lighting up its entrance with a disco ball.
BRISTOL, Va. — Lights flash and images twirl once money goes in the slot on the electronic console. The colorful display might show the player is a winner or encourage them to try again, in a scene played out thousands of times daily from Abingdon to Yorktown.
BRISTOL, Va. — Bristol Casino gross revenues declined about 10.5% in November, compared to the previous month, finishing at $12.6 million, according to the Virginia Lottery.
They are unregulated, untaxed and they are everywhere. The casino-type games called 'gray games' that have popped up in convenience stores and other places are examined in upcoming editions of the Herald Courier.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Explore Bristol announced Thursday it is building a visitor center at the trailhead of the Wes Davis Greenway in Bristol, Tennessee.
After a successful opening of the 30,000 square foot temporary casino in July, Hard Rock is doubling down with plans to construction the permanent casino and a 300-room hotel.
BRISTOL, Va. — With speakers blaring Starship’s “We Built This City [on Rock and Roll],” Hard Rock executives joined local dignitaries to break ground Wednesday for the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol.
Legislation pre-filed with the Virginia General Assembly seeks to allow the city of Petersburg to conduct a casino referendum and would temporarily delay Richmond from holding a second vote.
Virginia bettors rang up the highest one-month total wagering handle in state history during October, betting more than $528.02 million.
BRISTOL, Va. — Groundbreaking ceremonies for the permanent Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m.
Bristol Casino – Future Home of Hard Rock, presented 194 turkeys to Feeding Southwest Virginia Tuesday.
Rivers Casino Portsmouth and its operator Rivers Portsmouth Gaming, LLC, this week became the second approved casino facility operator in Virginia.
Gaming revenues for the Bristol Casino remained steady in October, topping $14 million for the third consecutive month, the Virginia Lottery reported Tuesday.
Bristol Casino – Future Home of Hard Rock presented a check for $37,425.97 Wednesday to the American Cancer Society, Southeast Region to fund patient support programs and life-saving breast cancer research advancements.
LEBANON, Va. — Members of Southwest Virginia’s Regional Improvement Commission continued organizing efforts Thursday and learned they now have $2.4 million of gaming revenue in the bank.