First public assembly to debate proposals is March 9
Place your bets. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s workplace confirmed Friday that the six casino proposals made public this week all submitted proposals which are eligible for consideration by Richmond Metropolis Council and voters.
The town additionally revealed the proposed places for all six plans.
Bally’s Corp. and Golden Nugget Motels & Casinos are serious about constructing a on line casino on property off Chippenham and Powhite parkways south of the James River and close to the western fringe of the town limits. In a press release, a Bally’s spokesperson stated, “Bally’s is flattered that one other bidder appreciates the situation that now we have the unique proper to buy. Although Parkway Crossing is Bally’s most well-liked web site, now we have a number of choices for different websites, and notably preserve flexibility with the unique proper to buy a second web site situated in Richmond pursuant to the identical executed letter of intent. As such, we’re assured that we’ll have a beautiful web site upon which to construct the high-quality product for which Bally’s is understood for the advantage of the better Richmond neighborhood.”
Different contenders embody Virginia’s Pamunkey Indian Tribe, Baltimore-based Cordish Cos., Wind Creek Hospitality and a partnership between Colonial Downs and Maryland-based media firm City One Inc.
The opposite places embody:
- ONE Resort & On line casino at Walmsley Boulevard and Interstate 95, on the Philip Morris Operations Middle property owned by The Altria Group
- Pamunkey and Wind Creek’s proposals on separate properties on Commerce Highway, additionally on Richmond’s South Facet close to I-95
- The Cordish Cos., at 1301 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard, close to The Diamond and the Scott’s Addition neighborhood.
The primary digital neighborhood assembly to debate the six proposals will happen March 9, and full particulars might be out there on the city website. An analysis panel named by the town will make its last suggestions to the Richmond Metropolis Council in Might or June, with the council selecting a most well-liked on line casino operator and undertaking by June.
That might be adopted by a citywide marketing campaign to tell neighborhood members in regards to the undertaking earlier than the November election, when metropolis residents will resolve whether or not to approve the on line casino by way of a poll referendum.
If accredited, the Richmond on line casino can be the fifth and last accredited on line casino undertaking in Virginia, which legalized business on line casino gaming final 12 months in 5 cities. Bristol, Danville, Norfolk and Portsmouth voters all voted overwhelmingly in favor of allowing casinos of their cities final November.