Casino operator Bally’s Corporation launched a campaign to gain more support for a proposed Virginia casino. The company submitted a proposal to build a new casino east of Chippenham Parkway and north of Powhite Parkway.
Also, The City of Richmond will decide on the proposal in June. The city government needs to select a location and a casino operator before a referendum can take place. Once voters approved the request, the casino project can start.
The proposed casino will have an area of 1.6 square meters. Its other amenities include a 250-room hotel and a sportsbook.
Proposed Virginia Casino
Bally’s launched the Bally’s for RVA initiative to show how the proposed casino resort would contribute to the City of Richmond. It includes the initial payment of $100 million to the city. Also, the casino project would generate 4,300 construction jobs.
According to the best online casinos, the casino would employ 2,000 workers. Also, the casino resort would bring in around 3.7 million guests annually. Its economic value will be approximately $5.3 billion in ten years. Bally’s CEO George Papanier said that they are committed to helping Richmond.
The casino will have a community-first policy. The company wants to foster lasting partnerships with businesses and residents. Also, Bally’s said that the Lanier Family would have minority ownership of the resort. Also, it would employ Lanier United’s development and construction services. Willie Lanier Jr. owns the construction firm.
NFL Hall of Famer Darrell Green is also a minority stake owner of the proposed casino. Another minority owner is Warren Thompson. Also, his food and facilities management business will take a vital role in the casino resort.
Once the casino opens, Richmond residents will have more options. They can choose to play online casino games, online slot machines, or visit the casino.