Vol. 37 Iss. 16 - March 29, 2021

Chapter 90
Notice of Intended Regulatory Action

Notice is hereby given in accordance with § 2.2-4007.01 of the Code of Virginia that the Virginia Lottery Board intends to consider promulgating 11VAC5-90, Casino Gaming. The purpose of the proposed action is to establish regulations specifying requirements for licensure of casino gaming operators and the conduct of casino gaming pursuant to Chapter 1248 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly. Chapter 1248 also includes criminal and civil penalties for violations of the casino gaming law, limitations upon location of casino gaming establishments to eligible host cities that meet specified criteria (i.e., the Cities of Portsmouth, Richmond, Norfolk, Danville, and Bristol). The proposed regulation establishes (i) how the Virginia Lottery will issue casino licenses and permits; (ii) casino facility and gaming security and control standards; (iii) rules and guidelines for slot machines, mechanical casino games, and table games and on premises mobile casino gaming; (iv) reporting requirements; (v) facility, employee, and equipment investigation procedures and nonmonetary sanctions and penalties for violations, and (vi) procedures for payment of taxes, fees, and penalties.

The agency does not intend to hold a public hearing on the proposed action after publication in the Virginia Register.

Statutory Authority: §§ 58.1-4101 and 58.1-4102 of the Code of Virginia.

Public Comment Deadline: April 28, 2021.

Agency Contact: Amy Roper, Regulatory Coordinator, Virginia Lottery, 600 East Main Street, First Floor, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 692-7133, FAX (804) 692-7325, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R21-6662; Filed March 11, 2021