Richmond City Council approves off-track betting site

Former Kmart could become an off-track betting site

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond City Council voted to support a proposal that could bring 700 betting machines to Midlothian Turnpike in Richmond

Colonial Downs wants to take over the old K-Mart building, which has been sitting empty since 2011.

In its place, Colonial Downs wants to set up an off-track horse race betting venue.

The facility could create 200 jobs and bring in $2 million in city and state tax revenue.

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