Gaming was *not* the focus of the November 2020 election. No surprise there. What is noteworthy on the gaming front is voters in 4 cities in Virginia (Bristol, Danville, Norfolk and Portsmouth) approved casinos. Richmond voters will have their say at the ballot box in November 2021. Those 5 cities had been approved for referenda (voter yay or nay) by the Virginia Assembly and the Governor in April 2020. Virginia Casinos Referendum Updates: Latest News On New VA Casinos Bristol is located in Southwestern VA, with Johnson City (TN) the nearest (@25 miles) city anyone not from the area (or a NASCAR fan) has heard of. Ashville (NC) is @85 miles away, while Knoxville (TN) is @113 miles. Danville is located on the border with North Carolina. The casino will be targeting customers from North Carolina; specifically, Winston-Salem (@75 miles) / Greensboro (@46 miles) and Raleigh (82 miles) / Durham (56 miles). Portsmouth and Norfolk are both part of the Hampton Roads MSA. Large local population with a huge military presence and tourism (Virginia Beach, nearby Colonial Williamsburg, Outer Banks). BTW, online sports betting is already live in the Commonwealth of Virginia, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook. Of course, everyone knows the real money in the Commonwealth is located in Fairfax, Loudon and Prince William Counties in Northern VA (NoVA). Especially Fairfax County. For now, the closest casino to NoVA is MGM National Harbor (Oxon Hill, MD) and Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races (Charles Town, WV). Hey, it's a start.