Jesus. VFW post raided in Dallas for illegal gambling. The freakin' VFW!
Virginia law is says this:
"Illegal gambling" means the making, placing or receipt, of any bet or wager in this Commonwealth of money or other thing of value, made in exchange for a chance to win a prize, stake or other consideration or thing of value, dependent upon the result of any game, contest or any other event the outcome of which is uncertain or a matter of chance, whether such game, contest or event, occurs or is to occur inside or outside the limits of this Commonwealth.There is, however, an exception for a game at a private residence, as long as the private residence isn't ordinarily used for that purpose. Ain't the law grand?
Oh yeah -- Bingo and duck racing (!?!) are legal when you get a proper permit.