“This is when we test everything,” Dellaverson said. “We invited 200 local people who play Vinton to be here today and try everything.
“The doors will be open to the public on Thursday. “
The OTB-HHR facility in Collinsville will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 a.m.
“Traditional gaming facilities are open 24 hours a day,” Dellaverson said.
Henry County Planning, Zoning and Inspections Director Lee Clark was found in the stairwell heading to the expanded playroom on Wednesday morning.
“I’m here for the inspection,” Clark said. “That’s what I do.”
These inspections have resulted in the occasional removal of slot machines that also mimic convenience store slot machines.
Games of skill are used throughout the Commonwealth, often in truck stops, restaurants and convenience stores.
That was until July 1, when the state banned the machines and six business owners in Norfolk and Virginia Beach sued the state over the ban, claiming it violated the Virginia Human. Rights Act.
State Senator Bill Stanley (R-Franklin) represents truck stop owner and former NASCAR driver Ernie Sadler in his quest to have the machines restored at his restaurants and truck stops in the Emporia area.