KING WILLIAM COUNTY, VA – The Pamunkey Indian Tribe and the Pamunkey Indian Gaming Authority have released several renderings of the planned resort and casino in Norfolk. The $500 million resort and casino will take advantage of the beauty of the Elizabeth River.
Guests staying in its 300+ rooms will enjoy panoramic views of the river and Harbor Park. Additional features of the facility include a gaming floor, rooftop bar, waterside infinity pool, luxury spa, sports bar and grill, steakhouse, multi-purpose event center, and a rooftop outdoor event space. The attached parking deck will accommodate approximately 2,000 vehicles with additional off-site parking, and guests arriving by Amtrak will enjoy easy access to the resort.
The project will redefine the waterfront by developing a marina that will enable guests to travel by boat to enjoy the resort and casino, or to dock while taking the family to a baseball game next door. The tribe is also committing significant resources for additional Elizabeth River Trail construction and connectivity. “I’m confident that this project will exceed the expectations of everyone. It will be the destination of choice for gaming in Virginia,” said Robert Gray, Chief of the Pamunkey Indian Tribe. “We are living up to every promise we made and are determined to make this a project of which Norfolk can be proud.”
The project won city approval with an overwhelming majority of residents voting in favor of the project in November. Once the Virginia Lottery approves the tribe’s casino operator license application, construction on the facility will commence immediately. The initial phase of the project is expected to be completed in 2023.