NORFOLK, VA – HeadWaters Resort & Casino, owned and operated by the Pamunkey Indian Tribal Gaming Authority, has announced a partnership with the Norfolk Tides Minor League Baseball team to be its exclusive casino partner. Although the resort and casino will not open until 2023, the partnership begins with the 2021 baseball season.
The partnership will give HeadWaters Resort & Casino exclusive advertising rights with the Tides for casino gaming both in and out of the stadium. The tribe’s casino will also have the largest signage on the center field wall and be featured on various pieces of merchandise available at the ballpark. HeadWaters Resort & Casino will also sponsor giveaways, between-inning contests, fireworks and other special events throughout the baseball season.
“We may be a year or more away from opening our doors, but we didn’t want to wait to make a big splash in Norfolk,” said Robert Gray, Chief of the Pamunkey Indian Tribe. “Supporting the community includes supporting our neighbors, and that starts now.”
“We are excited about what the HeadWaters Resort & Casino’s partnership will do for the Tides and the entire community of Hampton Roads,” said Ken Young, Owner of the Norfolk Tides. “Long-term commitments such as this one – and of this scale – provide long-term stability for the Tides organization and help ensure the future success of the organization.”