Lawmaker wants to ban use of name ‘Virginia’ in sports betting ads

Jan 7, 2022

Per Rebecca Hanchett: Virginia sports betting advertising has come under scrutiny of a top lawmaker who wants to keep the state’s name out of gaming messaging.

Legislation pre-filed by Senate Republican Leader Tommy Norment of Williamsburg would allow the state to fine sports betting and casino companies or their affiliates up to $50,000 per violation for using “Virginia” or “the Commonwealth” — another name for the state — in their Virginia advertising campaigns.

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