FROM RICHMOND

GUEST OPINION

GAMBLING FEVER

One of the most high profile issues this past session was the interest in casinos, sports betting, pull tabs games in restaurants, and expansion of bingo.

Why the sudden interest? Several things that occurred in just a few months drove that excitement.

In 2018, the courts ruled that Nevada didn’t have a monopoly right to betting on sports. The result was that some states looked to finance their budgets by allowing betting within their borders.

 

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