Golden Nugget and Wind Creek add Virginia casino proposals

Several operators are competing to build a casino in Richmond, Virginia.
Several operators are competing to build a casino in Richmond, Virginia.

Several operators have now put forward proposals for a casino in Richmond, Virginia.

US.- Golden Nugget and Wind Creek have joined the race for a casino project in Virginia which will be put to voters on the November 2021 ballot.

Bally’s Corporation and The Cordish Companies have also put forward proposals.

The Richmond Department of Economic development will decide which proposal will be put on the November ballot.

Golden Nugget’s proposal

Golden Nugget has proposed 950,000-square-foot facility which would include a 93,000-square-foot casino floor, a 177-room hotel with 37 suites, a 16,000-square-foot event space, 1,500-seat concert venue and at least six restaurants.

The company estimated three years to build the project and said it would create around 1,200 jobs in the area.

Wind Creek’s proposal

Wind Creek has proposed a $541m project which includes a 100,000-square-foot casino gaming space with 2,500 slot machines and 120 table games. It would also feature two 252-room hotel towers, seven food and beverage outlets, a spa, an indoor pool and fitness centre, and a 67,000-square-foot entertainment centre.

Wind Creek is part of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and has 10 resorts across the US.

Its executive vice president of business development and government affairs, Arthur Mothershed, said: “Wind Creek Hospitality is excited to be considered for this project.

“We operate several regional and destination casino resorts domestically and in the Caribbean, and feel that our expertise in gaming, our focus on diversity and strongly partnering with the communities we serve gives us an unmatched edge against our competition.”

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