Virginia voters support a bet on gambling to increase revenues John Domen, WTOP · December 5, 2018 at 6:35 pm Is Virginia ready to gamble on sports betting and the casino industry to generate new revenue in lieu of raising taxes? In most cases, the answer seems to be yes. That’s one of several topics voters were asked about in the latest poll from the Wason Center at Christopher Newport University. Researchers found 63 percent of registered voters say sports betting should be legalized, and 77 percent say it’ll provide new revenues to the state. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a federal ban on the activity last year.