Casino legislation delayed a year

Casino legislation delayed a year


SAFE TO GET BACK IN THE THE EFFORT TO GET CASINOS IN HAMPTON ROADS. LEGISLATION HAS BEEN DELAYED FOR 1 YEAR. (STEPHANIE) THAT MEANS AT LEAST NO CASINOS IN NORFOLK OR PORTSMOUTH UNTIL 2020. LET’S GET RIGHT TO 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S TOM SCHAAD WHO’S MONITORING ALL THIS FOR US. TOM. (TOM) STEPHANIE AND LAURA, ITS NOT QUITE A BUST, BUT LAWMAKERS IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TABLED SENATE BILL 1126. (TOM) THEY SAY THEY WANT AN IN-DEPTH STUDY TO LOOK AT ANY RAMIFICATIONS OF GAMBLING BEFORE MAKING A DECISION. (TOM) AS WE’VE REPORTED, THE PAMUNKEY INDIAN TRIBE WANTS TO BUILD A CASINO, RESORT AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX ALONG THE ELIZABETH RIVER, NEXT TO HARBOR PARK IN DOWNTOWN NORFOLK. ACROSS THE RIVER IN PORTSMOUTH, CITY LEADERS WANT TO BUILD THEIR OWN CASINO. THE LEGISLATION WAS INTRODUCED BY STATE SENATOR LOUISE LUCAS, WHO HAS BEEN PUSHING TO GET A CASINO IN PORTSMOUTH FOR YEARS. WE JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH PORTSMOUTH MAYOR JOHN ROWE. PORTSMOUTH MAYOR JOHN ROWE “SO ITS NOT DEAD, IT JUST PROTRACTS THE PROCESS” (TOM) OUR BRETT HALL IS ALSO GETTING REACTION FROM LOCAL LEADERS ABOUT THE DECISION TO TABLE THE CASINO BILL UNTIL NEXT YEAR SO A STUDY CAN BE DONE. HE’LL HAVE MORE COMING UP ON WAVY NEWS 10 AT 5:00. IN THE MEANTIME, YOU CAN READ UP MORE ON THIS BREAKING DEVELOPMENT, ON WAVY-DOT-COM. TOM SCHAAD.

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