Legalized gambling coming to Norfolk? Portsmouth is also making moves

September 14, 2019


     Norfolk City Council is working with the Pamunkey indian tribe to build a $700 million gambling casino and resort along the city’s waterfront, adjacent to the Harbor Park baseball field. It could contain 4,500 slot machines and 225 table games, including poker and roulette.

     Council members received a briefing on the matter on Tuesday.

     It is estimated that the casino could generate $824 million a year, with Norfolk receiving some $33 million annually.

    If council members approve a final plan in the near future, construction could begin in a year or two.

     At the same time, across the river, the city of Portsmouth is also moving toward revitalizing its downtown waterfront.

     Here are some images associated with this effort.

     Computer rendering of the proposed casino, courtesy of the city of Norfolk. All other images, provided by the Sun.







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