Virginia: Colonial Downs proposes $389m casino resort

Colonial Downs says the project would create  the new development would create 640 new jobs.
Colonial Downs says the project would create the new development would create 640 new jobs.

The racetrack operator has proposed a 50,000-square-foot casino with up to 1,800 Historical Horse Racing (HHR) machines.

US.- The racetrack company Colonial Downs has proposed the development of a $389m casino resort on a 79-acre site in Dumfries, Virginia.

its proposal for the site, which is currently landfill, includes a 50,000-square-foot casino with up to 1,800 Historical Horse Racing (HHR) machines and a 200-room hotel with eight restaurants.

Colonial Downs, which owns the Colonial Downs Racetrack as well as four HHR gaming parlours across Virginia, forecasts that the new development would create 640 new jobs including 100 management roles.

For plans to move forward, the project would need approval from Dumfries Town Council, Prince William County and the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Dumfries mayor Derrick Wood said: “This is an opportunity to go to the community and say, not only is a developer going to get rid of the landfill, but we’re going to bring you something you can use, and your family can use.”

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