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Code of Virginia
Title 11. Contracts
Chapter 3. Gaming Contracts
6/30/2022

Chapter 3. Gaming Contracts.

§ 11-14. Gaming contracts void.

Except as otherwise provided in this section, all wagers, conveyances, assurances, and all contracts and securities whereof the whole or any part of the consideration is money or other valuable thing won, laid, or bet, at any game, horse race, sport or pastime, and all contracts to repay any money knowingly lent at the time and place of such game, race, sport or pastime, to any person for the purpose of so gaming, betting, or wagering, or to repay any money so lent to any person who shall, at such time and place, so pay, bet or wager, shall be utterly void.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a contract governing the distribution of state lottery proceeds shall be valid and enforceable as between the parties to the contract.

Code 1919, § 5558; 1998, c. 400.

§ 11-15. Recovery of money or property lost in gaming.

Any person who shall, by playing at any game or betting on the sides or hands of such as play at any game, lose within twenty-four hours, the sum or value of five dollars, or more, and pay or deliver the same, or any part thereof, may, within three months next following, recover from the winner, the money or the value of the goods so lost and paid or delivered, with costs of suit in civil action, either by suit or warrant, according to the amount or value thereof.

Code 1919, § 5559.

§ 11-16. Bill by loser; repayment discharges winner from punishment.

Such loser may file a bill in equity against such winner, who shall answer the same, and upon discovery and repayment of the money or property so won, or its value, such winner shall be discharged from any forfeiture or punishment which he may have incurred for winning the same.

Code 1919, § 5560.

§ 11-16.1. Exemption from the chapter.

This chapter shall not apply to any bet, wager, or casino gaming permitted by Chapter 41 (§ 58.1-4100 et seq.) of Title 58.1 or to any contract, conduct, or transaction arising from conduct lawful thereunder.

2020, cc. 1197, 1248.

§ 11-16.2. Exemption; authorized sports betting.

This chapter shall not apply to any sports betting or related activity that is lawful under Article 2 (§ 58.1-4030 et seq.) of Chapter 40 of Title 58.1.

2020, cc. 1218, 1256, § 11-16.1.