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Casino getting closer to becoming a reality. Possible new venue beside Chrysler Hall. New grocery store. 2019 is off to a good start for Norfolk, despite the impending departure of Norfolk Southern.

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Found a few different renderings that I hadn't seen before. The first is from WAVY-10, the other is from WJHL in Southwest VA/northern Tennessee.

https://www.wavy.com/news/pamunkey-indian-tribe-intends-to-bring-resort-casino-to-norfolk_20181219180240/1666697443

https://www.wjhl.com/top-news/regional/indian-tribe-could-build-virginia-s-first-casino/1668534223

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Those are the old renderings for a different property. The most up to date ones are those posted in the pilot.

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This is awesome news vdogg, thank you for keeping up with it. 

I'm not terribly surprised about the local news outlets not following this story.

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There will be nothing new this year. The study doesn't complete until November. The referendum doesn't occur until November 2020. Other than perhaps some preliminary design, don't expect any significant movement until 2021 at the earliest.

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I thought the Indian casino was operated under different rules, eg, didn’t need the referendum, only really the City’s support?

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9 hours ago, Qdeathstar said:

I thought the Indian casino was operated under different rules, eg, didn’t need the referendum, only really the City’s support?

 

“Before a Tribe may lawfully conduct class III gaming, the following conditions must be met: 

  • The Particular form of class III gaming that the Tribe wants to conduct must be permitted in the state in which the tribe is located.
  • The Tribe and the state must have negotiated a compact that has been approved by the Secretary of the Interior, or the Secretary must have approved regulatory procedures.
  • The Tribe must have adopted a Tribal gaming ordinance that has been approved by the Chairman of the Commission.”

Indian Gaming Regulatory Act - Wikipedia

 

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Very interesting Casino info. 2 years away from construction if everything goes right.

 

 

 

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So if all goes as planned, I imagine we'd see the casino opening at some point in 2022-23? 

I'm interested to see what else Norfolk has planned for becoming a tourist destination.

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On 7/14/2019 at 2:12 PM, BFG said:

So if all goes as planned, I imagine we'd see the casino opening at some point in 2022-23? 

I'm interested to see what else Norfolk has planned for becoming a tourist destination.

A new arena at some point hopefully... scope is turning into an eyesore...

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Council unveiled terms of the casino at the meeting this afternoon...

https://www.pilotonline.com/government/local/vp-nw-norfolk-casino-deal-update-20190910-poqv7hrxeffmlc7hj4dmlop424-story.html

Sounds like council is cautiously optimistic, as long as money goes back towards schools and mitigating flooding. I can live with that.

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I was hoping they would include a hotel with this casino, great!. Classic mistakes made here in MD, now casinos are back tracking to build hotels now because of the MGM that was built. 750 seat venue sounds too small, especially with a hotel that size. Excited at the prospect. This is the most promising it has ever looked for casinos in va. 33 Million to Norfolk sounds low and I agree that money should have guaranteed usage. I don' t know about it going to flooding though unless they have a definite way of curving flooding Norfolk. So far, nothing I hate about it but the venue size.

Do this VA, you need this. Everyone else is doing it with great results. Especially if pro sports never comes to the area.

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I watched some of the meeting online. It seems very encouraging, and I didn’t realize the General Assembly was actually so warm to the idea. Even though it requires a referendum, Norfolk would be crazy to let this slip through their hands. 

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https://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/local/mycity/norfolk/norfolk-city-council-continues-to-discuss-potential-casino/291-9af390b8-a050-4e1d-a338-0a33b2a0e7b6

In the meeting, officials said the $700 million Pamunkey Tribe casino will have between 3,500 to 4,500 slots, between 100 to 200 table games, as well as 500 hotel rooms, parking, and between three to five restaurants.

"A preliminary scope is a major resort casino, $700 million. This would be one of the largest development projects in Norfolk's history," said Chalk.

 

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10 minutes ago, Virginia City said:

Wow, that building is going to have to be huge.

Yeah, rendering shows 30 floors but we could easily clear 40. Casinos like to be big and flashy so I wouldn't be surprised to get a new tallest out of this. I just hope whatever is built stays tasteful and they don't allow any gaudy architecture like you see in Vegas.

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I think we should keep our expectations in check.  Casinos if done right can be a great economic boom, but if they do nothing to the area around it like bring in tasteful restaurants and condos it will be a failure.  I really like the development and I hope Norfolk seizes the opportunity.  The social cost have to be understood and mitigations have to be put in place.  

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The way I see it, in addition to the slot machi.......excuse me, "gambling machines", we have the lottery and bingo halls everywhere. I see people spend plenty on lotto tickets and bingo games, with no issue. I don't think casinos are going to cause the moral decay the typical naysayers expect.

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