Cordish Companies reveals $1.4bn plans for Virginia casino
| By Daniel O'Boyle
Gaming and entertainment business Cordish Companies has announced plans to build a new $1.40bn land-based, mixed use casino facility in Petersburg, Virginia.
Located at the intersection of Wagner Road and Interstate I-95, the Live! Casino & Hotel Virginia development will feature a casino with more than 2,000 slots and electronic table games, 60 live action table games and a sportsbook.
Other amenities at the facility will include a 200-room on-site hotel with a resort pool and a fitness center, as well as an event center, dining and entertainment options and free surface parking.
Cordish Companies said the project will create more than 4,000 new jobs including 2,500 new construction jobs and 1,500 new permanent jobs including hotel operations, finance, marketing, human resources, information technologies, food and beverage, security and surveillance, and casino operations.