December 7th saw local officials from Portsmouth, Virginia, joining forces with executives from Rush Street Gaming to break ground and officially launch the commencement of construction for Rivers Casino Portsmouth, with completion and opening scheduled for early in 2023.
The $300m development will be located on the city’s Victory Boulevard and will feature a casino, BetRivers Sportsbook, restaurants, live entertainment lounge, hotel and events centre.
“This is truly an exciting time for the citizens of Portsmouth, particularly as it relates to job growth and the overall economic vitality of our great city,” said Portsmouth’s Mayor, Shannon Glover.
Rivers Casino Portsmouth will be Rush Street Gaming’s seventh all-new casino development, and Greg Carlin, CEO, Rush Street Gaming, added: “Today marks a significant milestone for Rush Street Gaming and for the Commonwealth of Virginia. We are excited to expand our Rivers Casino brand family and help launch the State’s casino industry right here in the City of Portsmouth.”
Rivers Casino Portsmouth will provide approximately 1,400 construction jobs and a further 1,300 permanent positions. It will also generate an estimated $16.3m in new annual tax revenue for the City of Portsmouth.