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US – Virginia Lottery receives 25 applications for sports betting permits

The Virginia Lottery is reviewing 25 applications for mobile sports betting permits submitted during the initial 15-31 October application period. The names of specific applicants will not be publicly released or acknowledged. By law, the Lottery must issue at least four and no more than 12 permits to qualified applicants. According to the statute enacted…

US – Rush Street’s Rivers Casino approved by voters in Portsmouth, Virginia

Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming will develop and operate the latest addition to its growing portfolio of gaming and entertainment venues—Rivers Casino Portsmouth. Portsmouth voters greenlighted Rush Street’s $300 million casino project planned for Victory Boulevard. Rivers Casino Portsmouth will bring 1,300 permanent jobs and 1,400 temporary construction jobs to the currently vacant site. As the…

US – Virginia edges closer to casinos with new tiered tax structure heading to State Senate

New laws that would allow casinos to be built in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Richmond, Danville, and Bristol, pending voter referendums in each city will go before the full Virginia State Senate for the first time. Major changes made to the bill’s tax structuring will see a 27 per cent tax on the first $150m in casino…

US – Portsmouth selects Rush Street as operator if Virginia legalises casinos

The City of Portsmouth, in Virginia, has selected Rush Street Gaming as the City’s destination casino developer and operator for a venue at the Victory Village near the Victory Boulevard, if the state and local voters give gambling the green light. However with gambling illegal in Virginia, the legislature in the General Assembly will need…

UK – Grosvenor invests £600k in refurbishing Portsmouth casino

The Rank Group Plc, owners of Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo, is investing a further £600k into Grosvenor Casino Portsmouth, located in Gunwharf Quays. As a result of this investment, Portsmouth will benefit from increased facilities to ensure both existing and new customers can enjoy an improved casino experience, as well as job opportunities for…

UK – Grosvenor Southsea to close in August

Rank is close one of its two casinos in Portsmouth on the south coast of England with the Grosvenor Casino in Southsea to shut its doors on August 9 with around 50 members of staff being made redundant. Grosvenor also operates a casino nearby in Gunwharf Quays. One employee revealed that with the group owning…