The Pamunkey Indian Tribe expressed confidence that its $500 million Norfolk casino resort will exceed “everyone’s expectations,” as well as a commitment to creating a project of pride.
Residents approved the development in November. Construction will begin once the Virginia Lottery approves the tribe’s application for a casino operator license. The project’s first phase is expected to be completed in 2023.
In 2020, voters in four cities passed referendums. It was to ensure the construction of a series of multimillion-dollar casino resorts, entering a new era of gaming in Virginia.
“I am confident that this project will exceed everyone’s expectations. The Pamunkey Indian Tribe’s chief, Robert Gray, stated, “It will be the gaming destination of choice in Virginia.”
The remarks follow the release of several renderings of a planned resort and casino in Norfolk that promises to “redefine the waterfront” and “take advantage of the Elizabeth River’s beauty.”
Moreover, the resort will feature a 300-room hotel, an entertainment venue, a spa, a pool. There will also be many restaurants and a gaming floor with 3,000 slot machines and 150 table games.
The resort expects $850m in total economic impact to generate annually for the Commonwealth. Also, it anticipates $100m in annual employee earnings, 6.2m visitors per year, and $92m in goods and services purchased annually.