When Can I Bet on Sports in Virginia?

You may be wondering when you can start betting on sports in Virginia. The answer is that it depends on the sport.

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Sports betting is now legal in Virginia! The state passed a bill in April 2020 to allow sports betting, both online and at physical locations. The first sportsbooks began operation in January 2021.

Virginia residents 21 and over can bet on sports online through the websites of licensed sportsbooks. There are no limits to how much you can bet or what types of bets you can make. You will need to provide some personal information and create an account before you can start betting.

Physical sportsbooks are expected to open at select casinos and horse racing tracks in Virginia. Betting kiosks will also be available at some locations. Bets can be made with cash or via credit/debit card.

What is the current status of sports betting in Virginia?

The current status of sports betting in Virginia is that it is not yet legal. The state has not passed any laws specifically making sports betting legal, and there are no sportsbooks operating in the state at this time. There are several bills that have been introduced in the Virginia General Assembly that would legalize and regulate sports betting, but none of these bills have been passed into law yet. It is possible that sports betting could become legal in Virginia in the future, but it is not clear when or if this will happen.

How is sports betting regulated in Virginia?

The Virginia Lottery Board is responsible for regulating sports betting in Virginia. The board will develop regulations for sports betting, which will be approved by the General Assembly. These regulations will cover things like who can operate a sports betting operation, where bets can be placed, and what types of bets can be placed.

What types of bets can I make in Virginia?

The types of bets you can make in Virginia will depend on the book you use, but most offer similar options. For example, you can bet on the moneyline, which simply means picking who will win outright. You can also bet on the spread, which is a handicap given to the team that is expected to lose to level the playing field. The most popular bet, however, is probably the totals, or Over/Under. This is when you bet on whether the total score of both teams will be over or under a certain number.

What is the tax rate on sports betting in Virginia?

The tax rate on sports betting in Virginia is 5%.

How can I sign up for a sports betting account in Virginia?

To place a bet on sports in Virginia, you must be 21 years of age or older and physically present in the state. You will also need to set up an account with a Virginia sports betting operator.

There are three ways to sign up for a sports betting account in Virginia:

1. Online: You can sign up for an account online with any Virginia sports betting operator.
2. In-person: Some operators may require you to sign up for an account in person at one of their locations.
3. Mobile: Some operators may allow you to sign up for an account using their mobile app.

Once you have signed up for an account, you will need to deposit money into your account before you can place a bet. You can do this by using a credit/debit card, ACH/eCheck, PayPal, or other approved method of payment.


Based on the information we have gathered, it appears that sports betting will be legal in Virginia as of January 1, 2020. This means that residents of Virginia will be able to place bets on sporting events taking place within the state. It is important to note that there are still some details that need to be ironed out before sports betting becomes fully operational in Virginia. For example, the state has yet to issue licenses to sports betting operators. However, it is expected that this process will be completed in the near future.

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