Skill Games are back – is the Ban on skill games lifted?

Ban on skill games temporarily lifted as trial between former NASCAR driver and state of Virginia continues!

Yesterday, we received the big news that the Greensville Circuit Court heard Virginia business owner and former NASCAR driver Hermie Sadler’s petition for a preliminary injunction to prevent the enforcement of the ban on skill games on Monday. That afternoon, a motion was granted for a temporary injunction. This means for the time being the ban has been put on hold and businesses can operate the games. The judge determined that the law was too vague and violated First Amendment rights. This ban that went into effect on July 1, 2021, has adversely impacted hundreds of small business owners, convenience stores, truck stops and restaurants throughout the commonwealth. Here is a link to the article, posted yesterday on ABC 8 News. Hermie Sadler originally filed suit in June of 2021.

If you were one of the businesses, that this effected, we’d like to help you with any questions and help you with reporting!

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