January 14, 2019
State lawmakers are drafting legislation to build casinos in 3 cities. These include Bristol, Danville and Portsmouth. If passed by the legislature and signed by the governor, a referendum would be voted on to approve or disapprove a local casino by residents in each of these cities.
The Portsmouth casino would be built at the waterfront on the Elizabeth River near the marina. The building site was occupied by a Holiday Inn many years ago. The property would require a nearby parking garage and the Visitor Center removed.