AGA Statement on Gov. Youngkin Vetoing Virginia “Skill Game” Legislation

May 23, 2024 | Legislature

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 20, 2024) — AGA President and CEO Bill Miller issued the following statement in support of Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin vetoing legislation to legalize and lightly regulate “skill games” across the state:

“We applaud Governor Youngkin’s veto of SB 212, which will protect communities from illegal gambling machines and uphold not only the original ban passed by the General Assembly in 2020 but subsequent judicial determinations in Virginia’s courts.

We will continue to work with law enforcement, faith-based, and civic stakeholders throughout the Commonwealth to protect the critical role communities play in determining whether “skill games” are permitted in their respective jurisdictions, which recent polling clearly indicates is a top concern for Virginia voters who overwhelmingly oppose the reintroduction of these machines.

SOURCE: American Gaming Association.

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