Temporary Habor Park Casino Gets Approval

This week Norfolk, Virginia's Planning Commission granted approval to the Pamunkey Tribe to build a temporary casino at Harbor Park, which will operate while the tribe's $500 million HeadWaters Resort & Casino is constructed.

The tribe's approval will see it start building the temporary casino by July 20th, and is contingent on the group being granted a gaming license by state regulators. The temporary site is expected to have around 625 slot machines and electronic table games. The casino would be located at the baseball stadium for the Norfolk Tides, a minor league team.

After construction begins, the temporary casino will take about six months before it's ready to open, as construction and training times will have to be accounted for. 275 employees are expected to be hired to staff the casino.

Pamunkey's HeadWaters Resort & Casino is slated to open in 2024 and will have a larger casino, 300-room hotel, restaurants, and entertainment venues.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.

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