Richmonders set to vote on ONE Casino + Resort in November

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Published: Aug. 10, 2021 at 3:40 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - All the cards have lined up for a plan to bring a casino to the River City.

On Tuesday, a Richmond Circuit Court gave final approval to put a referendum for the ONE Casino + Resort on the November ballot.

It is the second to the last step in the process. Now, it’s up to voters.

The project touts a multi-story upscale hotel, a concert venue and a television production studio, as well as more than 1,300 jobs. It would be housed at the former Phillip Morris operations center at Walmsley and Commerce.

“We thank the court for its review and order to place on the November ballot a referendum on the One Resort & Casino project.  This economic development project will bring 1,300 well-paying jobs and millions in much-needed revenue to our city while continuing the revitalization of South Richmond.  And as we said from the beginning, the people will have the final say,” Mayor Levar Stoney said.

If approved, the casino would go up on the Southside with a targeted opening date of October 2024.

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