DANVILLE, Va. — Virginia lawmakers have made up their minds about new casino legislation.

The bill legalizes casino gaming in the state specifically 3 cities including Danville, VA. 

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Now it heads to governor Ralph Northam's desk for approval.

However, it could still be a while before any casinos are built.

The bill requires a months-long study of casino impacts and voters in the city would have to approve a new casino.

The state lottery board will draw up rules and licenses would be available next summer.

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