Virginia Lottery Concerned About Unregulated Gaming Machines

(Richmond)- The Virginia Lottery’s executive director is worried unregulated gaming machines could cost the state millions in profits.  Kevin Hall told state lawmakers yesterday that 45-hundred such machines were counted by lottery employees last month, which is up drastically from the one-thousand found throughout the state in April.  There’s currently no regulations in place to register or tax the so-called gray machines.  The machines contain an element of skill that separate them from traditional slot machines.  Lottery profits are down six-and-a-half percent so far this fiscal year.