Richmond solicits casino plans ahead of 2021 referendum

Eleven months ahead of a local referendum on whether to permit casino gambling, Richmond officials on Monday issued a request for casino resort development plans in the city. 1; 2; Richmond can be discovered in the state of Virginia (United States). It is definitely a big town, containing a populace 214000 people. Unluckily, there isn't a casino in Richmond. There are, fortunately, venues nearby including MGM National Harbor Casino & Hotel, Hanover Maryland Live Casino and Ranson Charles Town Hollywood Casino. In the bulk of casinos, you'll have no problem finding Online casinos in Virginia may soon find a new land-based counterpart in Richmond. Three companies have expressed an interest in developing a casino Richmond Resort Casino Development Learn More about the Competitive Process In 2021, Richmond voters will have the opportunity to bring a resort casino to the city. Legislation adopted by the Virginia General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Northam earlier this year authorizes the city to host a casino gaming establishment, subject to the residents of Richmond approving a casino Richmond’s first resort casino could provide additional revenues, living wages, and boost the local tourism and entertainment market. Gaming in the Commonwealth, a report by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC), states that the new casinos allowed to operate by the bill proposal are projected to yield nearly $260 million per year in state gaming taxes, and will positively At least three organizations have so far expressed interest in building a Richmond casino. A local referendum on whether to permit casino gambling in the city will be held next year. Supporters of a casino say it’s an opportunity to create jobs and new tax revenue. But some civic leaders and residents worry it could lead to gentrification, traffic congestion and crime. ADVERTISEMENT. City

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