New tribal casino will appear in US
Pamunki Indian tribe plans to build a new casino resort in Virginia with a total cost of $700 million. This will be the region’s first casino resort located in Norfolk downtown.
The tribe considers a plot of land for construction, within area of 20 hectares, which is located between the baseball team stadium and Amtrak station. The tribe plans to turn the institution into a world-class casino, which will be very useful for the local community and the region.
The tribal council will present its proposal to the city soon, after the project will be completely developed and the specifics of the institution will be studied. The basic agreement is already in hand, but the representatives of the tribe want to thoroughly and in detail examine the issue. Before tribal will be able to submit a project to the city, they must approve it to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The principal thing is that, according to local rules, a casino can only be built on the territory that belongs to the Indians. If it turns out that the historical right to land is not assigned to them, then it will be necessary to find an alternative place for construction.
The city’s mayor, Kenneth Alexander, commented on the potential of this project in Norfolk, saying:
“The decision of the tribe confirms that Norfolk will soon become more attractive for tourists in the Central Atlantic. The heritage of the Indian tribe monuments also connects them with our region, and we look forward to continuing the conversation about creating a casino resort.”
Currently, according to state law, casinos are still not legal. Nevertheless, there are many positive signs that this may change in the near future.
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