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6 potential casinos to be considered, 5 are in South Richmond

Posted at 2:10 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 18:31:34-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- The City of Richmond officially announced the six companies vying for approval to build a casino in Richmond and the locations they wish to build.

Most of the companies announced plans earlier this week.

The companies and locations are:

Bally’s Corporation which hopes to build at Chippenham Parkway and Powhite Parkway in South Richmond
Golden Nugget which hopes to build at Chippenham Parkway and Powhite Parkway in South Richmond
ONE Resort & Casino which hopes to build at Walmsley Boulevard and Interstate 95 in South Richmond
Pamunkey Indian Tribe & Reservation which hopes to build at 5000 and 5050 Commerce Road in South Richmond
Cordish Companies which hopes to build at 1301 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard in North Richmond
Wind Creek Hospitality which hopes to build at 1401 Commerce Road in South Richmond

“Receiving six proposals demonstrates that the city remains an attractive place for investment,” Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney said in an email. “We are committed to a complete and competitive evaluation and selection process, so that Richmonders will have the best project possible to consider when voting on November 2nd.”

The city will hold a virtual meeting March 9 to talk about the options.

"To start the community engagement process, each proposer has submitted a one-page summary of their project, which is now posted on the city’s economic development website. Citizens will be able to share feedback and ask questions online about the proposed projects and resort casinos overall. The city will also canvass neighborhoods to help ensure broad engagement about the proposed projects," a city spokesperson wrote in an email. "After the Evaluation Panel concludes its work, the Stoney Administration will recommend a preferred operator and site to City Council for approval in advance of a planned November 2021 voter referendum."

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