The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2021
In 1987, Virginia voters approved the state lottery, bringing legalized gambling to the Commonwealth. Fast forward to 2021: Virginians can now buy lottery tickets online, place sports bets on their phones and wager in historical horse racing parlors. Now, with casinos opening soon in Norfolk and Portsmouth, as well as Bristol, Danville and, likely, Richmond, we discuss the benefits and costs of casinos in Hampton Roads
Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, "Part 4: All In: Casinos, Online Betting and the Future of Gambling in Hampton Roads" (2021). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 187.