RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC/WFXR/AP) — Sports betting is coming to Virginia.
The Virginia Lottery Board approved of betting regulations for sports in September and began accepting applications for betting platforms in October.
FanDuel Sportsbook was the first company to receive a license and other companies are expected to be licensed in the near future.
On Wednesday, FanDuel Sportsbook announced on Twitter that it will begin to operate in Virginia on Thursday. As of Thursday morning, Virginia is included on the list of states the FanDuel operates in.
In December, Virginia Lottery Director Kevin Hall said the state received 25 applications from would-be providers, but the new law only allows the lottery to pick a maximum of 12 providers.
Under the new guidelines, betting will be allowed for most major league and college sports, but it will not include games featuring Virginia college teams.