Soon you may be able to go to 7-11 for a gallon of milk and try a bit of gambling on a slot machine. From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Sen. Jeremy McPike, D-Prince William, chairman of a Senate subcommittee on gaming, introduced a new proposal on Thursday that would turn the debate over electronic gaming machines on its head.
The proposal would legalize “video gaming terminals” in restaurants licensed by the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority, as well as truck stops and — under an amendment insisted upon by the subcommittee — convenience stores.
The machines would be certified and inspected by the Virginia Lottery, which would directly monitor their sales, subject to a 36% tax, with the revenues primarily dedicated to state support of education and a portion for local government.
More details at the Times-Dispatch link.