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Virginia sports betting drops to less than $240 million in April

Betting volume drops as slower summer season approaches, but commonwealth nears $1 billion milestone.

Virginia Commercial Gaming Overview

Colonial Downs returns with successful first program of racing in six years

The Virginia track began a new era Thursday evening as Colonial Downs opened racing for the first time in six years.

Colonial Downs prepares to open

On 23 April, the racetrack in New Kent, Virginia, will have its grand opening and will open with 600 Exacta System terminals.

This Week in Gambling: The states of gambling news

This week in gambling, we look at major gambling news from several U.S. states, including the possibility that Pennsylvania will finally pass online gambling legislation. Other stories come from Washington State, Delaware, New Jersey, Florida, Virginia, Michigan, New York, Massachusetts and South Carolina.

APCW Perspectives: A step backward for online poker?

Is poker a skillful game of luck? Or a lucky skill game? The difference really does matter when it comes to gambling regulation, and this week the Dutch weigh in on the topic. J. Todd also looks at the first U.S. state to legalize fantasy sports and other stories of interest to the iGaming professional.

DFS news roundup: Virginia governor signs DFS bill into law

Governor Terry McAuliffe signed the bill Monday afternoon, making Virginia the first U.S. state with a regulatory framework for real-money DFS contests.

DFS news roundup: Virginia General Assembly passes DFS legislation

The bill to legalize and regulate DFS in Virginia passed by a 31-9 vote, and Gov. Terry McAuliffe is expected to sign it.

DFS news roundup: ESPN terminates exclusivity deal with DraftKings

According to Yahoo Finance, DraftKings was unable to both continue sponsoring ESPN and pay its mounting legal costs.

Virginia racetrack hands in racing license

Colonial Downs racetrack will close November 1, 2014, along with its seven off-track betting parlors.

Compulsive gambling to be focus of TV show

A&E's popular program "Intervention" will air an episode tonight about women compulsive gamblers.

Virginia tax employee faces sports gambling ring charges

News brief: An employee for the Fairfax County Department of Tax Administration was arrested in her office on allegations she ran a sports gambling operation.

Virginia Lottery Super Teacher Awards given out

Officials with the Virginia Lottery, the Virginia PTA and Virginia-based The Supply Room Companies have chosen 8 teachers to receive the Virginia Lottery Super Teacher Awards.

Youbet.com renews Virginia license application

Youbet.com, Inc. has reached an agreement in principle with Colonial Downs, L.P., the Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, the Virginia Racing Commission, and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Virginia governor nixes slot idea

News Brief: Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine said it is unlikely that the state will follow Maryland's attempt to legalize slot-machine gambling to generate revenue.

Four tickets share $330 million jackpot

A total of four tickets nationwide matched all six numbers in the August 31 Mega Millions drawing, which means the estimated $330 million jackpot is split equally among them.

Virginia Derby to be televised on CBS Network

News Brief: Rumored for months, Colonial Downs has an agreement in place with CBS to nationally televise the 10th running of the $1-million Virginia Derby.

Casino theft suspect caught

News Brief: A 24-year-old LaPlace woman wanted by the St. John the Baptist Sheriff's Office for allegedly stealing more than $50,000 from a Reserve casino where she was employed was arrested in an apartment in Virginia.

Virginia Wins with Mega Millions

Even though the $315 million jackpot winning ticket was not purchased in the Commonwealth, Virginians were big winners in the November 15 Mega Millions drawing.

Magna Closes Sale

Magna Entertainment Corp. reports the completion of the sale to Colonial Downs, L.P. of all of the outstanding shares of Maryland-Virginia Racing Circuit.

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