Virginia Gambling and Lotteries Laws
Lotteries, casinos, race tracks, and other games of chance often are proposed as ways to raise tax revenue for the state, with varying results. Virginia gambling laws are relatively restrictive. The Commonwealth does runs a statewide lottery, and allows for garnishment of winnings for unpaid child support. Casinos and greyhound racing are specifically prohibited. Additionally, Virginia allows betting on games of chance in private residences. This section covers Virginia laws related to the state lottery, horse races and parimutuel wagering, and gambling in general including information on where to go for more information.