On Friday, September 11, Queen of Virginia paid four restaurants that market its games in the Roanoke area to prepare box lunches for firefighters and EMS workers at 14 stations in Roanoke, Roanoke County, Salem, and Vinton.
Queen of Virginia Skill Games have more than 5,000 terminals statewide and have delivered $13,260,000 to the COVID-19 Relief Fund. That includes $6,450,000 in the month of August.
"We are pleased that our partner amusement operators and location owners are welcoming customers who want to play our games," said Joel Rubin, a spokesman for Queen of Virginia. "The result so far, just from our terminals, show that Queen games are popular and a source of strong support for critical causes."
Given extended life by the General Assembly in April, skill games in the state's bars, restaurants, and convenience stores are generating significant revenue for a special state fund set up to help assist individuals impacted by the coronavirus.
This story originally appeared on WSET ABC 13 News on 09/11/2020.