There are no native American casinos here in Virginia, but a Charlottesville company is playing a key role in the operation of 75 casinos out west – and hoping to expand its business here in the Commonwealth.

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Will Virginia voters press their luck with casinos?

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Could casinos be the key to bringing jobs and revenue to some parts of the state? A bipartisan group of lawmakers thinks so. The effort is targeted to three Virginia localities.

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Three years ago the Pamunkey Indian Tribe gained federal recognition. Now the tribe is considering opening a casino as a step toward financial independence. But the idea is not without controversy.