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Casino gaming is illegal in Virginia. While individual legislators have floated casino proposals at times, there has never been a significant legislative or popular push to legalize casinos in the state.

In January 1995, SB1042 was introduced in an effort to establish a Riverboat Gaming Commission and authorize riverboat gaming. The bill never made it past committee.

In January 2013, the Senate introduced SB1369, again trying to establish a Riverboat Gaming Commission (RVC) and legalize riverboat gambling. The bill died in committee.

Prompted by Maryland legislation that approved a new casino in Prince George's County, which neighbors Virginia, Senate Bill 687/689 was pre-filed on 16 July 2012, to be introduced into the 2013 session of the Virginia General Assembly. The bills were similar to the riverboat legislation, and if passed would have legalized casino gaming and established the Virginia Casino Gaming Commission (VCGC) to regulate it. The legislation died quickly in committee.
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