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Pamunkey chief says proposed casino would bring revenue, jobs for tribe

The saying goes, "you can never lose if you bet on yourself." That's the approach Pamunkey Indian chief Robert Gray is taking for his tribe. A proposed casino the tribe wants to build could be placed in New Kent County along I-64. On Thursday, residents will be able to voice their opinions about the casino, which has been met with mixed reviews.

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7/7/2020

article Smith: Casino proponents playing too close to the vest
(Virginia) -- On July 15, Virginia’s Lottery Board will decide whether to grant the Pamunkey Indian tribe a gaming license for their planned casino development in...

6/15/2020

article Playing the Long Game: Casino legislation moves forward, but a Richmond facility could still be years away
(Virginia) -- Although the General Assembly cleared a path for casinos to enter five Virginia cities, the Pamunkey Indian Tribe’s bid to open a multimillion-dollar...

5/29/2020

article Va. City Approves Pamunkey Tribe As Casino Operator (sub req)
(Virginia) -- The City Council of Norfolk, Virginia, has given the thumbs-up to the Pamunkey Indian Tribe to run a proposed waterfront resort and casino, voting under a...
article Norfolk confirms Pamunkey tribe for casino project, but it won’t be on tribal land
(Virginia) -- Officials in a Virginia city decided Tuesday that a waterfront casino project would move forward, but would no longer be built on Pamunkey Indian Tribe...

5/28/2020

article Norfolk casino do-over vote brings some changes to plans moving forward
(Virginia) -- Plans for a waterfront casino in Norfolk’s Harbor Park are moving along, but details in the proposal are a lot different. Last night, Norfolk city...

5/27/2020

article Norfolk casino do-over vote brings some changes to plans moving forward
(Virginia) -- Plans for a waterfront casino in Norfolk’s Harbor Park are moving along, but details in the proposal are a lot different. Last night, Norfolk city...
article Norfolk decides proposed casino would not be on tribal land, so the city would get tax revenue
(Virginia) -- Norfolk still plans to play host to a major casino resort run by the Pamunkey Indian Tribe. But the City Council decided officially Tuesday it won’t...

5/26/2020

article City of Norfolk selects city's preferred casino operator
(Virginia) -- The Norfolk City Council voted on the selection of the city's preferred casino gaming operator Tuesday. Norfolk City Council voted to select the...
article Norfolk selects Pamunkey tribe as preferred casino developer, Waterside owners say city continues to be in violation of contract
(Virginia) -- Amidst an ongoing conflict on who has the right to develop a casino in Norfolk, City Council chose to reaffirm their partnership with the Pamunkey Indian...

4/26/2020

article Virginia Casino Developers Celebrate Passage of Gaming Bills, Ready to Move Forward
(Virginia) -- On Wednesday, the Virginia General Assembly signed off on amendments made by Gov. Ralph Northam (D) to the state’s casino legislation and sports...
article Pamunkey Tribe to move forward with casinos in Richmond and Norfolk
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe announced they are ready to move forward with plans to establish casinos in Richmond and Norfolk after the state legislature...

4/22/2020

article Pamunkey Tribe says it's ready to build casinos in Norfolk, Richmond
(Virginia) -- The one-day special session of the Virginia General Assembly Wednesday brought legislation that cleared the way for casino gaming in Norfolk and Richmond....
article Pamunkey Tribe to move forward with casinos in Richmond and Norfolk
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe announced they are ready to move forward with plans to establish casinos in Richmond and Norfolk after the state legislature...

4/16/2020

article Masinter: Virginia must not gamble with its economic future
(Virginia) -- Last weekend, as we remained completely focused on the fight to preserve our lives and our livelihoods, Governor Northam quietly moved forward on a plan to...

4/15/2020

article OP/ED: The odds are stacked against free enterprise in Virginia
(Virginia) -- As we continue weathering the coronavirus pandemic, some forward-thinking states and their leaders are preparing a pivot that puts their people back to...

4/13/2020

article Northam wants to amend casino bill in order to fund school construction
(Virginia) -- Gov. Ralph Northam is proposing an amendment to legislation that would allow casinos by referendum in Virginia, in order to help fund school construction...

3/28/2020

article Pamunkey Tribe eager to move forward with casino proposals
(Virginia) -- The recently recognized Pamunkey Tribe is seeking to build two casinos in Virginia as full-scale gaming moves closer to reality. The tribe has its eyes on...

3/22/2020

article Virginia poised to legalize casinos at unlucky time
(Virginia) -- Talk about bad luck. Two weeks ago, Virginia lawmakers approved legislation to allow developers to build five large casino resorts around the state in what...

3/14/2020

article General Assembly green-lights preference for Pamunkey tribe in local casino
(Virginia) -- The General Assembly, eager for a flood of green from casino gambling, gave a Virginia Indian tribe with a well-documented history and continuing practice...

3/13/2020

article General Assembly green-lights preference for Pamunkey tribe in local casino
(Virginia) -- The General Assembly, eager for a flood of green from casino gambling, gave a Virginia Indian tribe with a well-documented history and continuing practice...

3/8/2020

article Lawmakers approve casinos in Portsmouth, Norfolk, and 3 other cities
(Virginia) -- After years of trying, lawmakers struck a deal over the weekend to bring casinos to five Virginia cities they say are economically distressed and could be...
article Virginia General Assembly passes legislation allowing commercial casino gaming
(Virginia) -- The Virginia General Assembly passed legislation allowing commercial casino gaming in Virginia. The legislation, which still requires Gov. Ralph Northam...
article Waterside operators threaten to sue Norfolk if Pamunkey casino deal isn’t terminated, claiming city must partner with them
(Virginia) -- The operator of Norfolk’s Waterside District is threatening to sue the city if the agreement calling for a resort casino built by the Pamunkey Indian...

3/6/2020

article Waterside operators threaten to sue Norfolk if Pamunkey casino deal isn’t terminated, claiming city must partner with them
(Virginia) -- The operator of Norfolk’s Waterside District is threatening to sue the city if the agreement calling for a resort casino built by the Pamunkey Indian...
article Vestiges of ‘Black Laws’ arise as tribe seeks casino in Virginia
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe’s fight in the General Assembly for the right to build gambling casinos in Richmond and Norfolk is shining a renewed...

2/28/2020

article Descendant pushes to be recognized by Pamunkey Tribe despite vestiges of ‘Black Laws’
(Virginia) -- Although the tribe has never issued a public apology for the Black Laws, Chief Gray said the best evidence of the tribe’s outlook is the fact that...

2/27/2020

article Indian Tribe Hopes to Introduce High-Stakes Gambling to State of Virginia
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe is hoping to be the first to introduce high-stakes gambling to the state of Virginia, where it has been illegal for more than a...

2/21/2020

article Pamunkey tribe's status as preferred casino developer in question
(Virginia) -- Will the Pamunkey Indian Tribe hold on to its status as the preferred developer of resort hotel-casinos in Richmond and Norfolk? Richmond Delegate Jeff M....
article South Richmond residents sound off on Pamunkey casino proposal
(Virginia) -- Why here? Residents of the Oak Grove and Bellemeade neighborhoods raised that question and other concerns at a community meeting Thursday night about a...

2/20/2020

article Public to weigh in on proposed casino resort in South Richmond
(Virginia) -- Councilwoman Ellen Robertson has organized a public meeting for Thursday with a Pamunkey Indian Tribe representative and Richmond leaders in order for...

2/19/2020

article Richmond casino concerns meeting set for Thursday night
(Virginia) -- Many neighbors in Richmond’s Manchester area are raising red flags over a proposed casino. The Paumunkey Tribe wants to build a $350 million gambling...

2/14/2020

article Casino gambling advances with Pamunkey Tribe in the driver's seat
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe has gained a boost from the General Assembly in its efforts to build lavish casino-resort hotels in Richmond and Norfolk. This...

2/3/2020

article Richmond City Council to discuss proposed Manchester casino Monday
(Virginia) -- Richmond City Council will meet Monday afternoon to discuss plans for a $350 million casino and resort in the Manchester neighborhood.

1/30/2020

article As General Assembly Considers Casino Bills, Pamunkey Tribe Jockeys for Position with Two Locations
(Virginia) -- The General Assembly has until March to decide on a host of bills to allow and regulate casinos. The Pamunkey Tribe is wasting no time in positioning...

1/28/2020

article Casino operators go head-to-head in Bristol and Richmond
(Virginia) -- Casino operators are already maneuvering into position as they wait for state legislators to legalize gaming. The stakes are high, and in at least two...

1/27/2020

article Virginia tribe announces casino project in Richmond
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe is a Virginia tribe that includes Richmond as part of the territory where tribal ancestors lived and hunted before the English...

1/23/2020

article Pamunkey Tribe launches plan for $350M casino resort in South Side
(Virginia) -- A Virginia Indian tribe that includes Richmond as part of the territory where tribal ances- tors lived and hunted before the English invasion is planning...

1/18/2020

article Pamunkey tribe announces proposal for Richmond casino resort
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe announced Friday that it wants to build a $350 million casino resort in South Richmond, the latest addition to a growing list of...
article Pamunkey Tribe’s $350M casino would rise on 36 acres near Manchester
(Virginia) -- Making a big bet on the city’s Southside, the Pamunkey Indian Tribe announced plans last week to potentially build a $350 million casino on the...
article Virginia’s Pamunkey Indian tribe seeks to build $350 million Richmond casino
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian tribe announced Friday that it plans to build a $350 million resort and casino in Richmond, bringing Virginia one step closer to the...

1/17/2020

article Pamunkey Tribe proposes $350M casino in Richmond
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe has proposed a $350 million, 275-room resort hotel and casino in Richmond, the tribe announced Friday as the Virginia House of...
article Pamunkey tribe proposes casino in South Richmond in addition to Norfolk gaming site
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe plans to develop a casino resort in South Richmond, staking a second claim under a potential state law that would legalize casino...
article Pamunkey tribe to develop casino in Richmond. What's the impact for MGM?
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe announced Friday plans to develop a $350 million resort and casino in Richmond, Virginia, a facility that could chip away at MGM...
article Virginia’s Pamunkey Indian tribe seeks to build $350 million Richmond casino
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian tribe announced Friday that it plans to build a $350 million resort and casino in Richmond, bringing Virginia one step closer to the...

1/14/2020

article Norfolk and Pamunkey Tribe sign casino agreements
(Virginia) -- The City of Norfolk and the Pamunkey Indian Tribe have announce two agreements for the tribe to build a $700-million resort and casino on the Elizabeth...
article Pamunkey Tribe signs agreements with Norfolk to buy land, develop resort & casino
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe came to an agreement with the City of Norfolk to buy land for the development of a Norfolk waterside resort casino. The agreement...
article Pamunkey Tribe, Norfolk sign casino deal
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe signed a $10 million agreement Monday with the city of Norfolk to purchase 13.4 acres of undeveloped city property adjacent to...

1/13/2020

article After decades of resistance, could Virginia be the next state to welcome gambling?
(Virginia) -- While casinos popped up in neighboring Maryland and D.C., they have been illegal in Virginia. But now the state is considering building them in five...
article Pamunkey Indian Tribe signs agreements with Norfolk to buy land, develop casino
(Virginia) -- The building of a casino and resort along the Downtown Norfolk waterfront took a big step Monday. The Pamunkey Indian tribe signed agreements with the city...
article Pamunkey Tribe signs agreements with Norfolk to purchase land, develop resort & casino
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe came to an agreement with the City of Norfolk to buy land for the development of a Norfolk waterside resort casino. The agreement...
article Pamunkey Tribe signs casino agreements with Norfolk after council takes no action on repealing ordinance
(Virginia) -- The City of Norfolk is moving forward with its planned casino development on the banks of the Elizabeth River near Harbor Park. On Monday, the Pamunkey...

1/9/2020

article Could Hampton Roads support casinos in three local cities?
(Virginia) -- Could Hampton Roads support casinos in three local cities? A new study says yes. A consulting firm, The Innovation Group, spearheaded the study and...
article Long: Gambling isn't a good bet
(Virginia) -- It’s a new month, a new year, and a new decade, and with them comes a new political balance in Richmond. The Democrats have taken the majority in...

1/8/2020

article Casino gaming market analysis projects positive impacts for Hampton
(Virginia) -- Hampton would be a hot spot for casino gaming in Hampton Roads. That's according to a group of consultants that conducted a market analysis on the...
article Is 3 a crowd? Casino consultants say ‘yes,’ but believe one in Hampton could be viable
(Virginia) -- It wouldn’t be ideal, but three casinos could survive in Hampton Roads, according to a pair of casino consultants. That was the key finding of...

12/18/2019

article Norfolk Pushes Pamunkey to go Commercial While Scaling Back Original Estimates for Casino Project
(Virginia) -- At a public hearing earlier this week, Norfolk, Va. Mayor Kenny Alexander (D) announced significant alterations to the city’s effort to become home...
article Virginia: Norfolk could ask Pamunkey tribe to open commercial casino
(Virginia) -- The first of two public hearings on the proposed resort casino kicked off on Monday in Norfolk, Virginia. The new Committee for Gaming will have a second...

12/17/2019

article Norfolk nixes plan for Indian nation in city limits, instead asks Pamunkey tribe to open commercial casino
(Virginia) -- Norfolk Mayor Kenny Alexander has announced a major change in the city’s path to develop a casino — they are no longer to looking to have the...

12/16/2019

article Norfolk Committee on Gaming meets with public for the first time
(Virginia) -- On Monday, the first of two public hearings on the proposed Resort Casino will kick off. The meeting is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at Granby High School.
article Norfolk hosting 2 public hearings this week on proposed casino
(Virginia) -- Two public hearings are being held this week as Norfolk leaders prepare to vote again on the proposed casino project. The meetings are being held this...

12/6/2019

article Despite risks of developing 2 casinos, Norfolk and Portsmouth leaders still want individual projects
(Virginia) -- Regionalism doesn’t appear to be a word that will be associated with casinos in Hampton Roads. For nearly a year, both the cities of Portsmouth and...

11/29/2019

article Norfolk Casino Committee Formed to Educate Public on Gaming Impact
(Virginia) -- The Norfolk casino issue is a complicated and divisive topic in the Virginia waterfront city, prompting the local mayor to form a committee to discuss...
article Norfolk Mayor creates gaming committee, citizens submit petition against proposed casino
(Virginia) -- While the City of Norfolk, in the state of Virginia, pushes for a casino to be built on the Elizabeth River, one local group is trying to overturn that...

11/28/2019

article Casino controversy forces Norfolk city leaders to listen
(Virginia) -- While the City of Norfolk pushes for a casino to be built on the Elizabeth River, one local group is trying to overturn that decision. The organization is...

11/27/2019

article Mattaponi and Pamunkey chiefs present deer to Northam during annual tax tribute ceremony
(Virginia) -- Pamunkey Chief Robert Gray and Mattaponi Chief Mark Custalow each presented a whitetail deer to Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday during the annual pre-...
article Norfolk forms Mayor’s Committee on Gaming and plans new public hearings on Pamunkey casino deal
(Virginia) -- Petitioners hit the signature mark to force Norfolk’s City Council to hold public hearings and take another vote on the land sale deal for a casino...

11/26/2019

article Norfolk casino fight drags on
(Virginia) -- Some Norfolk residents are adamant: They believe the casino deal with the Pamunkey Tribe is no good and one city council member has their back. '...
article Norfolk mayor forms committee on gaming as some residents continue casino pushback
(Virginia) -- As the discussion continues on the Pamunkey Indian Tribe’s proposal to build a casino in Norfolk, Mayor Kenneth Alexander formed a committee on...
article State Study of Potential Casinos Raises Concerns for Pamunkey Tribe and City of Norfolk
(Virginia) -- Earlier this year, the city of Norfolk voted to sell waterfront property to the Pamunkey Tribe in the tribe's latest effort to build a casino. But a new...

11/25/2019

article Casino petitioners plan to turn in thousands of signatures to city council
(Virginia) -- The City of Norfolk continues to chase the idea of having a casino on the riverfront. But, since approving a land sale to the Pamunkey Indian Tribe, a...
article Casino gambling could generate millions in Virginia, but it's a complicated wager, state study says
(Virginia) -- Casino gambling would be profitable for Virginia and localities, such as Richmond, where they could be built, but the state faces plenty of risks - from a...
article Virginia could get $262 million a year in tax revenue from 5 casinos, study finds
(Virginia) -- A long-awaited report on the possible effects of allowing five casinos in Virginia found the state could get $262 million in tax revenue each year. The 200...

11/23/2019

article Gambling in Virginia? Casinos Will Likely Be a Hot Topic for Lawmakers in January
(Virginia) -- Casino gambling might be coming to Virginia this year. That’s certainly the hope of people who have supported the idea for years, people like Senator...

11/18/2019

article Gaming Expert Opines Current Norfolk Casino Plan Flawed, Urges Mixed-Use Development
(Virginia) -- Cory Morowitz, a gaming consultant based in New Jersey, spoke before the Urban Land Institute last week regarding the casino project. The expert voiced...

11/16/2019

article Norfolk casino needs nearby development to make it a boon for city, expert says. That could be a challenge.
(Virginia) -- Norfolk will need to develop a mix of shopping, restaurants and perhaps offices and homes immediately around a proposed waterfront casino resort to make...

11/10/2019

article Norfolk Casino Opposition Forces City Council to Reconsider Vote by Obtaining Needed Signatures
(Virginia) -- The Norfolk casino opposition has won a small victory after obtaining the required resident signatures needed to force the City Council to reconsider its...

11/7/2019

article New anti-casino petition in Norfolk has enough signatures to force council to vote again, backers say
(Virginia) -- The second effort to overturn a City Council decision on a land deal for a proposed Pamunkey Indian Tribe casino resort secured more than 3,000 signatures...
article Petition seeking to reverse Norfolk council’s casino vote has enough signatures, group says
(Virginia) -- Organizers behind a new petition to at least stall the proposed Norfolk casino say they have more than enough signatures to force City Council to vote on...

11/6/2019

article Could a casino come to Hampton? City Council wants one.
(Virginia) -- It's the conversation that's becoming pretty routine now for a few Hampton Roads cities: getting a casino. It began as just whispers at the start...

11/5/2019

article Anti-casino petition looks for signatures on Election Day
(Virginia) -- A group fighting the Norfolk casino deal is using Election Day to try and gain some support. People are out collecting signatures at different polling...

10/30/2019

article Norfolk Casino Opposition Finds New Avenue to Block Tribal Gaming Resort in Virginia
(Virginia) -- Opponents to the Norfolk casino have developed a new avenue to potentially block the $700 million tribal gaming project after they failed to obtain the...
article Economic directors share big-picture view of Hampton Roads development to sold-out crowd
(Virginia) -- If collaboration is key to help the region grow, then the panel for the Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate’s economic development...

10/29/2019

article Group files petition to repeal original vote on proposed Norfolk casino
(Virginia) -- Plans for a new casino in Norfolk are still getting a lot of pushback. Tuesday, the group Citizens for an Informed Norfolk filed a petition with the Clerk...
article Norfolk’s first anti-casino petition drive failed — but citizens have found an obscure way to try again
(Virginia) -- Norfolk citizens hoping to reverse city leaders’ approval of a land deal for a potential waterfront casino resort have taken a rare new tack. After...

10/25/2019

article Norfolk Casino Plan Moves Forward Following Failed Campaign to Halt City Council Approval
(Virginia) -- The Norfolk casino proposal from Virginia’s Pamunkey Indian Tribe is moving forward. That’s after an opposition group failed to obtain enough...

10/24/2019

article Norfolk group falls short of signatures needed for casino referendum
(Virginia) -- The group trying to push the City of Norfolk’s casino land sale to a citywide vote says their petition came up about 300 signatures short. The group “Say...
article Norfolk’s anti-casino petition drive falls short
(Virginia) -- A petition drive seeking to reverse the Norfolk City Council’s approval of a land deal for a waterfront casino resort fell short Thursday, with backers...
article Petition to halt proposed Norfolk casino falls short
(Virginia) -- The deadline to turn in petitions to stop the development of the proposed casino passed at 5 p.m. Thursday, with petition organizers saying they collected...

10/23/2019

article Deadline looms for opponents of Norfolk proposed casino petition
(Virginia) -- Organizers are gambling on a list minute push to slow down the casino project in downtown Norfolk. A group of Norfolk residents and city councilwoman...

10/22/2019

article The status of casino projects in Hampton Roads
(Virginia) -- Since the Virginia Generally Assembly voted to table a slew of casino bills in a favor of a study at the beginning of the year, localities in Hampton Roads...

10/18/2019

article Norfolk’s new pro-casino group looks like it’s citizen led. It’s actually backed by the tribe’s P.R. firm.
(Virginia) -- Last week, a slick-looking website went live, calling for supporters of Norfolk’s proposed Pamunkey casino resort to make their voices heard to...

10/14/2019

article How to remove your name from the Norfolk casino referendum petition
(Virginia) -- The City of Norfolk says it’s received a number of calls from people asking how they can remove their names from the petition to establish a...
article Editorial: A Hampton Roads casino? The odds are long.
(Virginia) -- THE LAS VEGAS strip glitters and entices, its casinos and luxury hotels exerting a magnetic pull on patrons as strong as the electric lights that cast a...

10/12/2019

article Editorial: A Hampton Roads casino? The odds are long.
(Virginia) -- Norfolk doesn’t intend to walk the path blazed by Atlantic City and its peers, and residents shouldn’t expect Tidewater Drive to resemble the...

10/11/2019

article City of Norfolk gives instructions on removing name from casino petition
(Virginia) -- The City of Norfolk is currently working on a potential riverfront casino. A vote to make that happen by City Council was passed with a 7-1 vote. The...
article ‘All in for Norfolk Casino’ group launches as city plugs way to remove signatures from anti-casino petition
(Virginia) -- A new group has formed to fight back against those looking to delay progress on Norfolk’s proposed waterfront resort and casino. Titled “All in...

10/9/2019

article Town hall on casino sparks tense conversation from both sides
(Virginia) -- Councilwoman Andria McClellan held a town hall in Grandy Village about the casino project, moving forward with her promise to engage citizens and get...

10/8/2019

article Petitioners have half the signatures required to stall Norfolk casino process
(Virginia) -- Petitioners trying to stop or stall plans for a casino in Norfolk say they now have about half of the signatures they need. 10 On Your Side reported two...

10/6/2019

article Letter: Shame on tribe, council
(Virginia) -- Shame on the Pamunkey Tribe for wanting to game Norfolk with its “gaming.” There’s no wonder the profiteers of gambling like to call...

10/3/2019

article Letter: A rush to the unknown
(Virginia) -- Days prior to the Norfolk City Council vote to approve the land sale for a casino, I wrote each member detailing my firsthand knowledge of how casinos...

10/2/2019

article Money from casino land sale going to two Norfolk schools
(Virginia) -- Norfolk city council approved a resolution that dedicates revenue from the development of the casino to two Norfolk schools. On Tuesday, October 1, Norfolk...

10/1/2019

article City council approves resolution to use money from Norfolk casino to improve two local schools
(Virginia) -- In a special meeting Tuesday night, city council members voted to approve a resolution for capital improvement projects at two local high schools should...
article Norfolk City Council earmarks money from casino land sale for school repairs
(Virginia) -- Money from the recently approved casino land sale will go to repair two crumbling Norfolk high schools, Norfolk City Council decided Tuesday at a hastily...
article Norfolk wants to use potential casino revenue to improve city schools
(Virginia) -- Where will the potential revenue from the development of the proposed Pamunkey Indian Tribe casino go? Two city public schools are set to get first...

9/30/2019

article Norfolk lays out next steps for proposed Pamunkey Indian Tribe resort and casino
(Virginia) -- Norfolk City Manager Chip Filer sent an email to News 3 on Monday laying out the next steps that Norfolk, and the Pamunkey Indian Tribe, to make the voted-...

9/27/2019

article Nansemond Tribe defends its history as Pamunkey, Norfolk move forward with casino plans
(Virginia) -- Norfolk city council is moving forward with the Pamunkey Indian Tribe in the casino project, voting on an agreement to sell the tribe the land next to...
article Pamunkey Tribe keeps options open in pursuit of $700 million casino
(Virginia) -- The recently recognized Pamunkey Tribe is moving forward with a $700 million gaming resort in Virginia. The tribe won approval of an intergovernmental...

9/26/2019

article Group looking to petition Norfolk casino project following land sale vote
(Virginia) -- A group of residents is working on a petition against a proposed casino project in Norfolk. The group launched a “No Norfolk Casino” Facebook...

9/25/2019

article Norfolk authorizes land deal for envisioned Virginia tribal casino
(Virginia) -- In Virginia and the city council for Norfolk has reportedly authorized an agreement that is set to give the federally-recognized Pamunkey Indian Tribe a...
article Norfolk citizens plan petition to undo casino vote
(Virginia) -- A band of Norfolk citizens is preparing a petition drive in hopes of reversing the City Council’s approval of a land deal that paves the way for the...
article Norfolk City Council votes to move forward with casino
(Virginia) -- During their Tuesday night meeting, Norfolk City Council voted 7 to 1 in favor of a deal with the Pamunkey Native American Tribe to build a casino near...
article Norfolk council votes to move ahead with casino land sale
(Virginia) -- It’s official — plans for a world-class casino and resort at Harbor Park in Norfolk are moving forward. City leaders voted to give the green...
article Norfolk, Virginia City Council Signs Off on Pamunkey Indian Tribe $700 Million Casino Resort Plan
(Virginia) -- By a vote of seven to one, the Norfolk, Va. city council on Tuesday approved a plan by the Pamunkey Indian Tribe to build a $700 million integrated resort...

9/24/2019

article Norfolk City Council approves casino land deal
(Virginia) -- Norfolk’s City Council authorized a land deal with the Pamunkey Indian Tribe that paves the way for a casino resort complex on the waterfront, after...
article Norfolk City Council votes to move forward with casino
(Virginia) -- Norfolk City Council voted 7 to 1 during their Tuesday night meeting. All council members except councilwoman Andria McClellan voted in favor of the plan....
article Norfolk council moves forward with crucial vote in casino deal
(Virginia) -- In a 7-1 vote, Norfolk City Council approved the land sale and intergovernmental agreement with the Pamunkey Tribe. This is for the land next to Harbor...

9/23/2019

article Norfolk City Council could take big step on casino project
(Virginia) -- City Council members could take a big step on a proposed casino on Tuesday evening. During their meeting, council members will hold a public hearing and...
article Norfolk councilwoman says casino land vote is being rushed
(Virginia) -- Some Norfolk residents, including a councilwoman, are raising concerns about unanswered questions and what they call a rushed vote on a deal that could...
article Norfolk needs to push back casino vote set for Tuesday night, civic leagues say
(Virginia) -- While members of Norfolk’s civic leagues seem fairly split on the proposed $700 million Pamunkey Indian casino, a majority want more time before the...

9/22/2019

article Norfolk touts benefits a casino would bring. But studies show they’re no sure bet.
(Virginia) -- Since the proposal for a casino resort on the banks of the Elizabeth River was floated by the Pamunkey Indian tribe and its partners in December, the...

9/17/2019

article Residents, councilmember voice concerns over short timeline until council vote on casino
(Virginia) -- It's still far from a done deal, but last week some Norfolk city council members seemed excited about the revenue a potential casino could bring if a...

9/14/2019

article Letter: Reservations only
(Virginia) -- I have traveled through Oklahoma from east to west and on several Native American reservations including the Navajo, Pima, Cherokee and others — not...

9/11/2019

article Pamunkey Indian Tribe Paves Way For Norfolk Casino Approval With $10 Million Property Purchase Agreement
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe agreed to pay nearly $10 million for waterfront property in Norfolk, Va. if the city signs off on plans to permit the tribe to...

9/10/2019

article Norfolk City Council reveals more details on proposed casino
(Virginia) -- The long-awaited details are finally out. City of Norfolk officials shared the latest updates on a potential riverfront casino with City Council. "I...
article Norfolk, Indian tribe come to agreement on land sale for $700M hotel and casino
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe will pay nearly $10 million for public waterfront property if they are given approval to eventually build and operate a hotel and...
article Pamunkey casino deal could mean nearly $33 million annually for Norfolk
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe would pay Norfolk nearly $10 million for property near downtown if it moves forward with plans to build a resort and casino,...

8/3/2019

article Powhatan and his people: The 15,000 American Indians shoved aside by Jamestown’s settlers
(Virginia) -- The powerful American Indian chief, known as Powhatan, had refused the English settlers’ demands to return stolen guns and swords at Jamestown, Va.,...

8/2/2019

article Virginia: gaming experts' study shows Hampton Roads could support two casinos
(Virginia) -- A feasibility study presented on Tuesday found that the market is good for USD 550 M in gaming revenue, so even if the Pamunkey Indian Nation’s...

7/30/2019

article A Portsmouth casino could bring in almost $400 million a year, consultants tell city
(Virginia) -- A pair of gaming consultants from California flew to Portsmouth this week to tell public officials that a new casino — a coveted anchor to an...
article Gaming experts determine Hampton Roads could support 2 casinos
(Virginia) -- Fight no more, a pair of California gaming consultants believe Hampton Roads could support a pair of casinos. The conclusion comes from a study...

7/29/2019

article Portsmouth to hold public meeting about potential for casino in city
(Virginia) -- The Portsmouth City Council said it would hold a work session Tuesday to find out more about the possibility of a casino in the city. The meeting was...

7/22/2019

article Portsmouth officials considering new casino site near TCC campus
(Virginia) -- Six months after city officials trumpeted plans to open a casino along the Elizabeth River shoreline, they are now considering a new location five miles...

7/21/2019

article Pascua Yaqui Tribe breaks ground on new health building
(Arizona) -- The Pascua Yaqui Tribe has broken ground on a new 100,000- square-foot building for its Health and Social Services Divisions. The new Pascua Yaqui Health...

7/6/2019

article Slots-style gaming gaining ground in Virginia
(Virginia) -- While the proposed Bristol Resort and Casino remains on hold pending action next year by the Virginia General Assembly, a series of Rosie’s Gaming...

5/14/2019

article How a casino and grant are creating excitement in Norfolk
(Virginia) -- There has been much talk on what’s coming next at Harbor Park and nearby areas. At the beginning of the new year, Norfolk City Council voted to...

5/7/2019

article Casinos May Be on the Way to Some Economically Struggling Communities in Virginia
(Virginia) -- Is Danville really the right place for a casino? That’s a question that could soon be before voters in Danville now that the governor has signed...

4/21/2019

article Residents have mixed views on rolling the dice to bring casino to Danville
(Virginia) -- Angie McAdams is not thrilled with the idea of a casino in Danville. “I’m not really excited about it,” she said during an interview at...

4/16/2019

article Virginia gaming study bill becomes law as new betting machines arrive
(Virginia) -- A bill that paves the way for the Pamunkey Tribe to open a casino has become law in Virginia. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) signed Senate Bill 1126 on Friday. The...

4/6/2019

article Virginia Takes Significant Step Toward Casino Gaming
(Virginia) -- The Commonwealth of Virginia recently enacted Senate Bill 1126, which ostensibly authorizes "casino gaming" in certain locations within the state...

3/30/2019

article EDITORIAL: Casino Resort Deserves Serious Consideration
(Virginia) -- Could slot machines, blackjack and roulette tables be in the commonwealth’s future? Possibly. And we’re pleased state and local leaders will be...

3/26/2019

article Northam signs casino bill into law
(West Virginia) -- Phillip Hudok claims the state of West Virginia is violating his religious beliefs by requiring him to get a biometric drivers license. The Christian...

3/25/2019

article Northam signs bill that could lead to casino in Danville
(Virginia) -- Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation that could eventually result in a casino coming to Virginia, most notably in Danville. Senate Bill 1126 was...

3/23/2019

article Northam signs casino bill into law
(Virginia) -- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation on Friday that could eventually result in casino gaming coming to Virginia. Northam signed Senate Bill 1126...

2/20/2019

article Virginia Casino Bills Race Against Saturday Deadline, Lawmakers Fight Over Next Step
(Virginia) -- The odds don’t seem to be in favor of proponents who are urging state lawmakers to send Governor Ralph Northam (D) a gaming bill before the recess.

2/16/2019

article Committee will try to resolve differences in casino bills
(Virginia) -- A seven-member conference committee was established by the Virginia General Assembly on Wednesday to hammer out a compromise for casino legislation. The...

2/8/2019

article How Pamunkey Tribe’s proposed $700 million casino could bring gaming to Virginia
(Virginia) -- In 2016, the Pamunkey Tribe in Virginia received federal recognition in Virginia, becoming the first tribe in that state to be recognized. Now, in 2019,...

1/30/2019

article Norfolk council votes unanimously to support legalizing Indian casino gaming
(Virginia) -- The City of Norfolk is asking state lawmakers to help make their casino plans a reality. On Tuesday night, council voted unanimously to send a message to...

1/23/2019

article Panel takes step toward legalizing casino gambling
(Virginia) -- The Senate General Laws and Technology Committee approved legislation this week to allow casino gambling in five cities in Virginia. Next stop: the Senate...

1/22/2019

article Bill to legalize casinos in Virginia advances, fate unclear
(Virginia) -- Legislation to legalize casinos in Virginia is advancing in the General Assembly, but the odds of passage are still unknown. A pro-casino bill was approved...
article Can area handle two casinos? Compromise bill could make that happen.
(Virginia) -- After working all weekend on what they say is a compromise that makes everyone happy, a group of senators and the Pamunkey Indian chief have agreed on one...
article Casino legislation clears first hurdle in Virginia Senate after significant changes
(Virginia) -- Legislation to allow five Virginia cities to begin pursuing casinos passed its first test in the General Assembly on Monday after lawmakers added an escape...
article Casino legislation passes first hurdle, but challenges remain
(Virginia) -- Could there really be two casinos in Hampton Roads? Right now, debate continues on proposals to build casinos in Norfolk and Portsmouth and for now...
article Virginia Casino Bill Advances in Senate Committee, Would Authorize Five Venues With Voter Support
(Virginia) -- A Virginia casino bill that would permit as many as five gaming venues in designated cities should local voter referendums be approved has passed a state...

1/21/2019

article Casino legislation clears first hurdle in Virginia Senate after significant changes
(Virginia) -- Legislation to allow five Virginia cities to begin pursuing casinos passed its first test Monday in the General Assembly after lawmakers added an escape...
article Va. Senate committee grants rare victory for casino bill — but don’t bet on it yet
(Virginia) -- Casinos took a baby step forward in Virginia on Monday when a Senate committee passed a bill that could set five cities on track to seek a casino license...
article Indian Tribes at odds over Casino land, Portsmouth’s ‘sailing’ sculpture
(Virginia) -- Two Virginia Indian tribes are at odds over a casino in Norfolk. And the City of Portsmouth was surprised to learn that a gift will cost it quite a bit of...
article Pamunkey chief says Norfolk casino is needed to help tribe
(Virginia) -- The chief of an Indian tribe that supports casino gambling in Norfolk says the venture is badly needed for his people. Chief Robert Gray leads the Pamunkey...

1/20/2019

article Pamunkey Tribe willing to operate gaming facility under state law
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Tribe is open to options as it pursues a gaming facility in Virginia. The tribe plans to submit a land-into-trust application "in the...

1/19/2019

article Gibson: Don't bet on gambling this year
(Virginia) -- No one seems to know for certain how well the Virginia General Assembly’s lawmakers and leprechauns will fare this session in their growing searches...

1/17/2019

article Pamunkey Tribe Eyes Commercial Casinos Via Va. Bills (sub req)
(Virginia) -- The chief of the Pamunkey Indian tribe of Virginia has said new bills in the state Legislature would allow the tribe to take part in the race to build...

1/16/2019

article Pamunkey Tribe willing to operate gaming facility under state law
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Tribe is open to options as it pursues a gaming facility in Virginia. The tribe plans to submit a land-into-trust application "in the...

1/15/2019

article Casino wars: Portsmouth, Norfolk are battling for Virginia's first casino
(Virginia) -- A casino war has begun. Portsmouth leaders came out swinging this week with their own plans to open a waterfront casino, rivaling plans by the Pamunkey...
article Legislation would permit Pamunkey Indians to open resort casinos in Virginia
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe, with the help of state delegates, are supporting legislation that would encourage their path to casino gaming by allowing the...
article Pamunkey Tribe says it's willing to jumpstart Norfolk casino project under commercial gaming law
(Virginia) -- Virginia's Pamunkey Indian Tribe said Tuesday that it's willing to fast-track its planned casino in Norfolk by opening it under commercial gambling...

1/14/2019

article 'Like dropping a bomb': Nansemond Indian Nation bashes another tribe's casino plan
(Virginia) -- The newly recognized Nansemond Indian Nation isn't happy about another tribe's plan for a casino in Virginia. Chief Samuel Bass said no one...
article Casino proposal prompts tribes to clash over ancestral lands
(Virginia) -- As one Native American tribe seeks to open Virginia's first casino, another tribe has lodged an objection over claims to ancestral lands. The Virginian...
article State lawmakers announce legislation to build casino in Portsmouth
(Virginia) -- State lawmakers announced a unified effort to build casinos in Portsmouth, Danville and Bristol during a press conference on Monday morning. Portsmouth...

1/12/2019

article A new hurdle for a Pamunkey casino in Norfolk: A tribal challenge from the Nansemond
(Virginia) -- Add another hurdle to the Pamunkey tribe's ambition to build the state's first casino in downtown Norfolk: The Nansemond tribe is objecting, saying...

1/4/2019

article Norfolk Casino Could Take Years for Approval
(Virginia) -- It is now no secret that the Pumunkey Indian Tribe are currently deep in negotiations with the City of Norfolk. They are currently attempting to secure the...
article Tribe seeks to build Va.’s first casino in Norfolk
(Virginia) -- The Indian tribe that greeted English settlers at Jamestown and claims Pocahontas among its lineage said recently that it hopes to open in Norfolk what...

1/3/2019

article Not uncommon for Indian casino approval to take 8 years or more, lawyers say
(Virginia) -- An Indian tribe's quest to bring a world-class casino to Norfolk could take years. In mid-December, the City of Norfolk announced the Pumunkey Indian...

1/2/2019

article Editorial: Gamble on Pamunkey casino could pay off
(Virginia) -- THE PAMUNKEY INDIAN Tribe wants to purchase land adjacent to Harbor Park and make Norfolk the site of Virginia’s first casino. That’s certainly...
article It's not all about casinos. Pamunkey Indians are also on a TV series.
(Virginia) -- After 400 years of laying low, Virginia’s Pamunkey Indians have moved into the spotlight. Headlines are trumpeting the tribe’s casino ambitions...

12/31/2018

article YEAR IN REVIEW: Pamunkey casino in Norfolk? [10th Item]
(Virginia) -- Casino-phobic Virginia headed into gambling territory with the Pamunkey Indians leading the way. First in April, news broke that the tribe and an investor...

12/28/2018

article Norfolk residents in favor of Pamunkey Tribe casino plans
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Tribe is pursuing a project in the state of Virginia that would see a casino constructed, a development with a price tag of $700 million. The...
article YEAR IN REVIEW: Pamunkey Tribe working to bring 'world class resort casino and spa' to Norfolk
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe wants to bring a world class resort casino and spa to Norfolk, which would be the state's first casino. A spokesperson for...

12/27/2018

article EDITORIAL: Betting on a new casino
(Virginia) -- Virginia's Pamunkey Indian tribe wants to develop a riverfront casino project on 20 acres of land near Norfolk's Harbor Park Stadium. Since...

12/24/2018

article ICYMI: Nansemond Indian Tribe raises concerns on Norfolk casino
(Virginia) -- The Nansemond Indian Tribe is raising questions about the Pamunkey Indian Tribe’s efforts to build a world-class resort casino and spa in town. The...

12/19/2018

article Casino In Norfolk?
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe confirms it is negotiating with the City of Norfolk to buy land next to the Harbour Park Baseball Satadium to build a casino and...
article Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander Welcomes the Pamunkey Indian Tribe to Norfolk
(Virginia) -- Pamunkey Chief Robert Gray announced the intentions of his tribe to bring a world class resort casino and spa to Norfolk. Today, Pamunkey Chief Robert Gray...
article Pamunkey tribe in negotiations with Norfolk for riverfront casino project
(Virginia) -- Virginia’s Pamunkey Indian Tribe is in negotiations with the city of Norfolk for a riverfront casino project on 20 acres of land near the city’...
article Pamunkey Tribe in talks with Norfolk to build world-class casino, spa
(Virginia) -- The city of Norfolk is in talks with the Pamunkey Indian Tribe to buy land in order to construct the state's first-ever resort casino. Pamunkey Chief...
article Pamunkey tribe seeks to build Virginia’s first casino in Norfolk
(Virginia) -- The Indian tribe that greeted English settlers at Jamestown and claims Pocahontas among its lineage said Wednesday that it hopes to open Virginia’s...
article Pamunkey Tribe working to bring 'world class resort casino and spa' to Norfolk
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe wants to bring a world class resort casino and spa to Norfolk, which would be the state's first casino. A spokesperson for...
article Pamunkey tribe working to buy land for casino near Harbor Park in Norfolk
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe is in negotiations with the city to purchase land around Harbor Park with plans to eventually build the state's first casino.
article World class casino, spa could be coming to Norfolk, Pamunkey Indians announce interest
(Virginia) -- The City of Norfolk says that the Pamunkey Indians have intentions of bringing a world class resort casino and spa to Norfolk. The announcement was made...
article World class casino, spa could be coming to Norfolk, Pamunkey Indians announce interest
(Virginia) -- The City of Norfolk says that the Pamunkey Indians have intentions of bringing a world class resort casino and spa to Norfolk. The announcement was made...

12/6/2018

article Pamunkey Tribe sees support for gaming development in Virginia
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Tribe has the support of voters as it pursues a casino in Virginia, according to a new poll. The Wason Center at Christopher Newport...
article Yes, Virginia, There Could Be Sports Betting and Casinos in 2019
(Virginia) -- Voters in Virginia support legalizing sports betting and both tribal and commercial casinos. That’s according to a poll conducted by the Christopher...

12/5/2018

article Poll finds Virginians support ratifying ERA, legalizing sports betting and more
(Virginia) -- A new poll finds many Virginians support ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. The Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport...
article Poll: Virginians approve of Northam, Amazon deal and casinos but take dim view of Trump
(Virginia) -- Most Virginia voters approve of Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and think the state is heading in the right direction, according to a new poll that also shows...
article Virginia voters support a bet on gambling to increase revenues
(Virginia) -- Is Virginia ready to gamble on sports betting and the casino industry to generate new revenue in lieu of raising taxes? In most cases, the answer seems to...

12/1/2018

article Pamunkey Tribe still working on casino plan after winning recognition
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Tribe continues to work on plans for a casino in Virginia. The tribe has secured a 600-acre site outside of Richmond, the state capital. But...

11/29/2018

article Lawmakers to file bill for law changes making way for casino; Bristol voters to have final say
(Virginia) -- Southwest Virginia lawmakers say the people of Bristol will have the final say on a proposed casino project as soon as November 2019.
article Virginia Lawmakers to Talk Bristol Casino Bill at News Conference
(Virginia) -- Two Virginia lawmakers are set to discuss today the parameters of a bill that would allow the construction of a $150-million casino resort in the city of...

11/28/2018

article Lawmakers to unveil casino bill today
(Virginia) -- Legislation to allow a resort casino in the Twin City will require a public referendum, one of its patrons said Wednesday. State Del. Israel O’Quinn...
article Pamunkey Tribe still working on casino plan after winning recognition
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Tribe continues to work on plans for a casino in Virginia. The tribe has secured a 600-acre site outside of Richmond, the state capital. But...

11/26/2018

article Virginia Gambling Laws And Industry Revenue To Be Considered In 2019 General Assembly Session
(Virginia) -- One area in the Commonwealth that needs extra attention insofar as state funding is concerned is public education infrastructure. Virginia has funded K-12...

11/23/2018

article Pamunkey Tribe hopes to announce potential casino location in coming months
(Virginia) -- Leaders of the Pamunkey Indian Tribe say they’ve been working to strike a deal with a Virginia city or county that will embrace their goal of opening...

10/31/2018

article Pamunkey Indian Tribe To Receive U.S. EPA Funding
(Virginia) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be providing $110,000 in environmental program funding to the Pamunkey Indian Tribe, according to a EPA...

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