Rivers Casino Portsmouth to hold ceremonial groundbreaking on December 7

Portsmouth and Rush Street will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking on the construction of Rivers Casino Portsmouth December 7.
Portsmouth and Rush Street will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking on the construction of Rivers Casino Portsmouth December 7.

Portsmouth Mayor Shannon Glover confirmed the groundbreaking event for the new Virginia casino.

US.- The mayor of Portsmouth, Virginia, has announced plans to move forward with Rivers Casino Portsmouth. Mayor said they will hold a groundbreaking for the project on December 7, but did not give any other details. Rush Street Gaming has $300m set aside to build the Rivers Casino on 57 acres of land.

Though Portsmouth and Rush Street will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking on the construction of the casino next month, site planning commenced back in early August.

The Virginia Lottery, which is tasked with overseeing the licensing, building, and future gaming operations of the state’s four land-based commercial casinos, signed off on the Rivers Portsmouth plan in January.

It will include a casino, hotel, and event center. The renderings highlight the casino’s gaming floor, the bar areas with large LED screens, a live music lounge, and more. The casino is set to bring in 1,300 permanent jobs and 1,400 temporary construction jobs.

Portsmouth was one of four cities in Virginia that approved the development of a single casino through local ballot referendums during the 2020 presidential election. Casinos are also being built in Norfolk, Danville, and Bristol. Earlier this month, Virginia voters from Richmond rejected a new casino.

See also: Work begins on new Virginia casino site

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