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Mobile sports betting goes live in Virginia

This Oct. 25, 2018 photo shows employees at the new sports book at the Tropicana casino in...
This Oct. 25, 2018 photo shows employees at the new sports book at the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J., preparing to take bets moments before it opened. On Dec. 18, 2018, Canadian firm theScore announced it will enter New Jersey's sports betting market next year, and the NBA and FanDuel announced a gambling agreement. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) (KY3)
Published: Jan. 21, 2021 at 1:52 PM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) - The Virginia Lottery says the first mobile sports betting permit has been awarded to New York City-based gaming company FanDuel, and betting goes live in Virginia at 5 p.m. Thursday.

The permit was awarded through its partnership with the Washington Football Team, which the lottery said was granted “substantial and preferred consideration” by the Virginia General Assembly.

A spokesperson with the Virginia Lottery said decisions on other permit awards are imminent, and that it is anticipated that multiple sportsbooks will begin accepting legal wagers from Virginians in time for the Super Bowl on February 7.

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