Sports betting to officially begin in Virginia in coming weeks Brendan Ponton, WTKR News 3 · January 11, 2021 at 3:00 am Sports betting will officially begin in Virginia in the next few weeks, according to Virginia Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall. Fans may be able to bet on the Super Bowl, said Hall. “We’ve moved pretty far down the field in building out the sports betting program,” Hall told News 3. The Virginia Lottery is overseeing the roll out of sports betting. Currently, they’re getting ready to issue 12 licenses to companies to set up online sports wagering. “We’re close to the end zone and once we begin to issue the first of the licenses – once the sports books feel like they’re ready to go – they can go live,” said Hall.