Virginia is nicknamed ‘Old Dominion Mother of Presidents.’ The state is currently described as 42,774 square miles and ranks 35th in terms of area for the United States. In terms of population, the state is home to a whopping 8 million residents and is ranked 12th in terms of population. There are many different facts about Virginia, like the fact that it was named after England’s Virgin Queen Elizabeth I. Virginia is also known as the birthplace of a nation, and eight United States Presidents were born in Virginia, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson.
Land Based Gambling
Virginia currently has a state lottery where players can participate at age 18, the lottery here offers games like; Mega Millions, Powerball, Win For Life, Decades of Dollars, Cash 5, Pick 4, Pick 3, Scratchers & Fast Play Games. Virginia also allows pari-mutuel horse race betting for players who are 18 and over. Currently aside from the lottery, pari-mutuel betting is the only land based gambling activity found in the state. There is 1 racetrack located within the state named Colonial Downs. Virginia currently does not have any land based casinos within the state due to the lack of votes when the bill was produced. In Virginia, citizens can also participate in bingo and charity events for money which can range from private to public events. The legal age to participate in this kind of gambling is 18 as well.
The state of Virginia currently does not have any laws against online gambling. Nor does the Federal Government. Players have one law they are faced with when it comes to online gambling which is the UIGEA which prohibits players from making deposits online with their bank account or credit card information. When visiting online casinos player will notice there are many more games to choose from along with more promotions. Most online casinos offer games like tables, slots, card games, keno & more. Promotions range from small amounts which require no deposits or deposit match bonuses which can double or triple a players deposits for more chances to win. Because players are not able to deposit with traditional methods like other countries can, United States players can deposit using eWallets or other methods that are just as convenient. Players can choose to either download the software to their computer or they can play instantly using a flash version of the software which is made available right on the casino’s website.