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Pamunkey Tribe sees support for gaming development in 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 University found that 64 percent of voters back the tribe's efforts. And 58 percent say gaming should be allowed elsewhere in the state.

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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...
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12/5/2018

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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...

7/27/2018

article This Nashville-area billionaire is bankrolling a tribe's casino quest
(Virginia) -- Four years after selling his company for more than a billion dollars, Nashville-area businessman Jon Yarbrough is returning to his roots with a new...

7/19/2018

article Monument features the first female leader of Pamunkey Tribe
(Virginia) -- Construction on the Virginia Women’s Monument Memorial Plaza has begun in Richmond, the state capital. The monument, called Voices from the Garden,...

7/17/2018

article Virginia Gambling Expansion Takes Major First Steps
(Virginia) -- Virginia has long been one of the states most opposed to gambling expansion. That hasn’t deterred some gaming industry officials. Aubrey Layne, the...

7/13/2018

article Billionaire betting on the Pamunkeys: Jon Yarbrough thinks he can bring casinos to Virginia
(Virginia) -- The Tennessee billionaire bankrolling a Virginia tribe’s casino dreams rarely gives interviews. Sitting down with Virginian-Pilot reporters at a...

6/2/2018

article Pamunkey Chief details proposed casino plan in New Kent
(Virginia) -- With access to hundreds of acres of land in New Kent, the Pamunkey Tribe are still deciding where to put the newly proposed casino site.

5/27/2018

article Pamunkey Tribe not invited to local meeting about casino plan
(Virginia) -- Local officials in Virginia are hosting a town hall to discuss plans for a casino only they haven't invited a key player. The Pamunkey Tribe isn't...

5/26/2018

article New Kent Town Hall Provides Information Addresses Concerns About Possible Casino
(Virginia) -- After the purchase of 600 acres in the Quinton area of New Kent and the annoucement of a possible casino by the Pumunky Tribe bringing it to that location...

5/25/2018

article New Kent neighbors speak out on potential Pamunkey casino
(Virginia) -- Citizens of New Kent County packed an auditorium Thursday evening to hear county officials discuss a possible casino development being pondered by the...
article New Kent residents excited about reopening of Colonial Downs, wary about possible casino
(Virginia) -- New Kent residents packed the middle school auditorium Thursday to listen to the progress on reopening Colonial Downs and the possiblity of a Pamunkey...

5/24/2018

article At New Kent meeting, Colonial Downs draws applause and tribal casino stirs fears
(Virginia) -- As New Kent County residents filled an auditorium to capacity Thursday night, a pair of tribal gaming lawyers said it could take the Pamunkey Indian Tribe...
article New Kent supervisors holding town hall to discuss possible casino
(Virginia) -- With the possibility of New Kent County becoming home to the first casino in Virginia, the county's board of supervisors will give citizens a chance to...
article Public shares thoughts on possible casino in New Kent County
(Virginia) -- Critics and supporters of the proposed New Kent casino had an opportunity to share any issues they had at a public forum on Thursday evening. New Kent...

5/23/2018

article Pamunkey chief says proposed casino would bring revenue, jobs for tribe
(Virginia) -- 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....

5/22/2018

article New Kent officials are holding a meeting about casinos. The Indian tribe that wants to build one wasn't invited
(Virginia) -- When New Kent County officials hold a meeting on casinos and horse racing Thursday night, residents will hear from the new owners of Colonial Downs about...

5/21/2018

article A risky bet for Virginia
(Virginia) -- The U.S. Supreme Court handed the General Assembly yet another opportunity to introduce gambling to the commonwealth after a May 14 ruling to strike down...

5/20/2018

article EDITORIAL: Bet on it: Discussions about more gambling
(Virginia) -- OPPORTUNITIES TO gamble in Virginia could soon expand far beyond the purchase of lottery tickets. The Pamunkey Indian Tribe recently announced plans to...
article GAMBLING ON THE HORIZON: All states now allowed to have sports betting
(Virginia) -- I bet you think the U.S. Supreme Court opened up some interesting possibilities, either dire or opportunistic, when the high court ruled on May 14 that...

5/19/2018

article Gibson: Want to bet what Virginia will do about sports gambling?
(Virginia) -- I bet you think the U.S. Supreme Court opened up some interesting possibilities, either dire or opportunistic, when the high court ruled May 14 that states...

5/17/2018

article Court ruling paves way for legalized gambling in Va.
(Virginia) -- A federal overturn of the ban on sports gambling does not mean betting parlors are going to be opening up locally anytime soon. But what forms legalized...

5/15/2018

article PamunkeyNET to Bring Broadband to Middle Pennisula
(Virginia) -- High speed internet access is an important topic in rural Virginia. The GO Virginia State Board has approved a proposal by the Pamunkey Indian Tribe to...

5/13/2018

article Former chief of Pamunkey Tribe slams gaming plan as 'recipe for disaster'
(Virginia) -- The former chief of the Pamunkey Tribe is criticizing the involvement of a non-Indian billionaire in plans for a gaming facility in Virginia.

5/12/2018

article An Indian casino in Hampton Roads? Pamunkey chief says: "Your area really stands out."
(Virginia) -- If the Pamunkey tribe can clear one last federal hurdle, Virginia will have at least some form of casino – no matter what the state’s residents...
article OP/ED: Odds improve for casinos, but obstacles remain
(Virginia) -- Virginia derives a twisted pride in not doing anything too quickly. In the late 1950s, it opted to close public schools rather than allow black and white...

5/11/2018

article As Virginia's resilient Pamunkey tribe plans its future, its chief says a Richmond casino would be 'a great opportunity'
(Virginia) -- They’ve survived in Eastern Virginia for more than 10,000 years, withstanding the arrival of European colonists and holding onto tribal land at a...
article Virginia Poised For Historical Gambling Expansion
(Virginia) -- Virginia is among the country’s more conservative states when it comes to gambling, and for many decades has resisted the allure and revenues that...

5/8/2018

article Schapiro: Improved odds on casinos, but obstacles remain
(Virginia) -- Virginia derives a twisted pride in not doing anything too quickly. In the late 1950s, it opted to close public schools rather than allow black and white...

5/5/2018

article Is Virginia money worth the wager
(Virginia) -- Unless something goes sideways, new forms of gambling will amble into coastal Virginia beginning in the next 12 to 24 months. Two very distinct and unique...
article Long opposed to casinos, Virginia may be ready to gamble
(Virginia) -- A hub for gambling is taking shape in a historic area of Virginia between Richmond and Williamsburg, signaling sharp change in a state that long resisted...

5/2/2018

article COLUMN: You can bet on casinos coming to Virginia, courtesy of the Pamunkey
(Virginia) -- I guess the circumstances changed. Or maybe the chief just fibbed; it wouldn’t be the first time someone “misled” me. Gray claimed...

5/1/2018

article Pamunkey Tribe to build casino in Va.
(Virginia) -- Leaders of the Pamunkey Indian Tribe in Virginia say they are now moving forward with plans to acquire land, through purchase or lease, and build what they...

4/30/2018

article New Kent supervisors to hold town hall meeting on possible casino, sale of Colonial Downs
(Virginia) -- The New Kent County Board of Supervisors will hold a town hall meeting on May 24 to discuss the prospect of a tribal casino and the new Colonial Downs...

4/29/2018

article ICYMI: Pamunkey Tribe partners with billionaire developer in push for casino
(Virginia) -- The recently recognized Pamunkey Tribe is working with a billionaire developer as it seeks to open the first casino in Virginia, an endeavor characterized...

4/27/2018

article Casino plans get jump start with 610-acre land purchase by group working with Pamunkey Indian Tribe
(Virginia) -- For decades, the Pamunkey Indian Tribe pushed for federal recognition. Now that the Virginia tribe has that under their belt, leaders are eyeing their next...
article Casino-style gaming is coming to Virginia. Here's what happens next
(Virginia) -- For a historically conservative state that has resisted the neon allure of casinos, Virginia seems headed for a gaming boom. And New Kent County, a rural...
article Slow Roll: Casino Gaming In Virginia Could Take 10 Years (Or Longer)
(Virginia) -- The Daily Press has been positively breathless with the reporting, and for good reason. Could full-fledged casino gaming finally be coming to Virginia? It...

4/26/2018

article Pamunkey Indian Tribe studying casino options
(Virginia) -- Widespread media reports indicate the Pamunkey Indian Tribe, located in King William County, is considering building and operating a resort and casino. The...

4/25/2018

article New Kent supervisor to hold town hall to address possible Pamunkey casino
(Virginia) -- With the possibility of the Pamunkey Indian Tribe creating a casino in the county, New Kent Supervisor Thomas Evelyn has decided to hold a town hall to...
article OP/ED: The Pamunkey tribe and their casino plan
(Virginia) -- As soon as Virginia’s Pamunkey tribe announced plans for a major gambling casino and resort in Virginia—having now bought property in New Kent...

4/24/2018

article A billionaire backer for the Pamunkey casino
(Virginia) -- A former intern at NASA Langley is the big money behind the Pamunkey Indian Tribe’s plans for a resort and casino in eastern Virginia. Venture...
article EDITORIAL: The Pamunkey tribe and their casino plan
(Virginia) -- AS SOON AS Virginia’s Pamunkey tribe announced plans for a major gambling casino and resort in Virginia—having now bought property in New Kent...
article Virginia Tribe Buys 610 Acres Near Williamsburg, Site Could Be State’s First Casino
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe in Virginia has acquired more than 600 acres of vacant land in New Kent County east of Richmond in what could become the future...

4/23/2018

article Group tied to Pamunkey Tribe buys land for possible casino in Virginia
(Virginia) -- A group working with the Pamunkey Indian Tribe has bought land in New Kent County that could be used for a resort and casino.The Daily Press reports that...
article Pamunkey Indian Tribe Makes a Future Casino Resort Move in Virginia
(Virginia) -- The state of Virginia is in for a treat as it was recently announced that the Pamunkey Indian Tribe has made a move regarding its land purchase plans and...
article Pamunkey Indian Tribe partner buys 600 acres in New Kent for possible casino
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe has secured 600 acres of land in New Kent County for what could be Virginia’s first casino. The tribe has not made a final...
article Pamunkey tribe buys over 600 New Kent acres; still pursuing Va. casino plan
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe has purchased over 600 acres just off Quinton exit 205 in New Kent, as they proceed with their plan to develop Virginia’s...

4/21/2018

article Pamunkey associates buy New Kent land
(Virginia) -- A group working with the Pamunkey Indian Tribe has purchased more than 600 acres in New Kent County that the tribe is actively considering as the site of a...

4/6/2018

article THEIR VIEW: Is casino gambling coming to Virginia?
(Virginia) -- Virginia’s Pamunkey Indians have proposed a $700 million gambling resort. Get ready for a brawl. The Pamunkeys received federal recognition from the...

3/26/2018

article EDITORIAL: Is casino gambling coming to Virginia?
(Virginia) -- Virginia's Pamunkey Indians have proposed a $700 million gambling resort. Get ready for a brawl. The Pamunkeys received federal recognition from the...

3/20/2018

article EDITORIAL: Gambling within guide rails
(Virginia) -- In casino gambling, the house always has the edge. So owning the house — as the Pamunkey Indians are proposing — could be a lucrative business...
article Virginia’s Pamunkey Tribe Considers $700 Million Casino
(Virginia) -- The Commonwealth’s first casino could be in the works as the Pamunkey Indian Tribe, who recently received federal recognition, has started the search...

3/19/2018

article COLUMN: Brewing off the shores of the Chesapeake Bay
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Tribe is staking a claim but not in Maryland’s Charles County, where the family of the first mayor of D.C. — Robert Brent —...
article MORON ALERT: After 400 Years, the Pamunkeys Shall Rise Again
(Virginia) -- Wow, ever since winning federal recognition as an Indian tribe, the Pamunkey Indians are on a tear. Last week I highlighted PamunkeyNet, a proposal to...
article Pamunkey Tribe considering $700 million casino in Virginia
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe is considering whether to build a $700 million resort and casino in Virginia. Media outlets report that the tribe is looking at...
article Pamunkey Tribe’s Plan for Virginia’s First Casino Will Spark War With MGM
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey of Virginia – the tribe of Pocahontas, no less – believe a $700 million casino resort could be just around the riverbend. It would...
article Virginia Could See Its First Las Vegas-Style Casino
(Virginia) -- Virginia could finally have a casino. According to a report from The Washington Post, the Pamunkey Tribe is seeking to build a $700 million casino-resort...
article Virginia tribe on the hunt for casino site
(Virginia) -- After winning federal recognition in 2015, the 200-member Pamunkey Indian Tribe is now reportedly searching for a suitable site on which to open Virginia...
article MGM National Harbor could soon face some competition in Virginia
(Maryland) -- MGM National Harbor could get some competition somewhere in eastern Virginia. The Pamunkey Indian Tribe, which has ties to Pocahontas and received federal...

3/18/2018

article Pamunkey Tribe announces plans for $700 million gaming facility
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Tribe wants to join the Indian gaming industry. The tribe envisions a $700 million resort in Virginia, The Newport News Daily Press reports....

3/17/2018

article Indian tribe’s plans could bring the first casino to Virginia
(Virginia) -- Virginia’s first casino could be in the cards, now that officials of an Indian tribe that recently won federal recognition have started to look for...

3/16/2018

article Pamunkey Indian Tribe planning $700 million resort, gaming facility
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian Tribe wants to venture into business, operating a destination resort with legal gaming and employing 4,000 full-time workers somewhere...

1/21/2018

article Big towers to rise near historic Jamestown: $90M in payouts
(Virginia) -- A big change is looming on the horizon near Jamestown Island, site of Britain's first permanent settlement in North America: 17 transmission towers — four...

11/20/2017

article Flip to the Back: Robert Gray
(Virginia) -- When we talked, the Pamunkey Indian Tribe’s chief was on his way back from Las Vegas, but he wasn’t gambling. Rather, he was there to learn...

2/23/2016

article Pamunkey's federal recognition begins to bear fruit
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Indian tribe has already started to receive long-awaited federal benefits, less than three weeks after being granted official federal...

2/4/2016

article Roger Chesley: The Pamunkey leap another barrier
(Virginia) -- BOB GRAY, chief of the Pamunkey Indians, knows tribal members should’ve worked ages ago to navigate the bureaucratic hurdles leading to federal...

2/2/2016

article Group concedes after defeat in Pamunkey Tribe recognition case
(Washington D.C.) -- A small opposition group is conceding defeat after failing to derail federal recognition for the Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia.

2/1/2016

article Pamunkey Tribe wins IBIA decision in favor of federal recognition
(Washington D.C.) -- The Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia is finally joining the family of Indian nations after a last-minute challenge was rejected. The tribe's federal...
article Virginia’s Pamunkey withstand challenge to tribe’s federal recognition
(Washington D.C.) -- A group challenging federal recognition of Virginia’s renowned Pamunkey Indian tribe has lost its case before the Interior Board of Indian...

10/28/2015

article EDITORIAL: Casino should be tribe's decision
(Virginia) -- TWO intertwined issues accompany any campaign for recognition by an Indian tribe in Virginia. The first is the commonwealth's distinct history of state...

10/23/2015

article Pamunkey Indians wanted to open Virginia’s first casino, letter shows
(Virginia) -- In the weeks before the Pamunkey Indians received federal recognition in July, leaders of the Virginia tribe were pursuing a potential casino deal with...

10/9/2015

article Calif. group appeals Virginia tribe’s federal recognition
(Virginia) -- A California organization that favors gambling limits is challenging an Interior Department decision to grant federal recognition to a Virginia Indian...
article Challenge filed against Pamunkey's federal recognition
(Virginia) -- A California-based casino gaming watchdog has filed a last-minute challenge to the Interior Board of Indian Appeals, asking that the federal recognition...

10/8/2015

article Federal recognition put on hold for Virginia’s Pamunkey Indian tribe
(Washington D.C.) -- The Pamunkey Indians, who claim Pocahontas as an ancestor and in July became the first state tribe to receive federal recognition, are facing a last...

8/2/2015

article Pocahontas' tribe, the Pamunkey of Virginia, finally recognized by U.S.
(Virginia) -- The tidal river that surrounds this spit of scrubby land has long functioned like a moat that rises and falls through the day. A single road connects the...

7/13/2015

article Pamunkey Tribe faces big hurdle in placing reservation into trust
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia won a historic federal recognition decision from the Bureau of Indian Affairs this month, a six-year process that included...
article Pamunkey Tribe Gets Federal Designation Despite Business Pushback
(Virginia) -- Until this month, there was no federally recognized Indian tribe in the state of Virginia, an oddity since Virginia’s Native Americans have long been...

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