Redskins Ink a Deal with the Virginia State Lottery

NFL teams are now being allowed to have deals with lottery companies, and the Redskins are the second team to announce they have a deal already with a state lottery. The team announced Friday a partnership with a state lottery, taking advantage of a new league rule designed to bring in more revenue during a weak economy.

The Virginia Lottery will issue Redskins-themed scratch-off tickets for the 2009 season. The tickets will be sold only in Virginia. “We envision a game that will link lottery fans with the Redskins in new and exciting ways,” Redskins chief operating officer Mitch Gershman said.

Breaking from a strict policy that deterred any association with gambling, NFL owners voted Wednesday to allow teams to sign licensing deals with state-sponsored lotteries. The Patriots became the first team to announce such an agreement Thursday.


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