According to online casino reviews and news sites, there were no construction teams in the former Bristol Mall building. However, the United Company wants the public to know that work on the Virginia casino will come soon.
Martin Kent, United Company president, said that many things happen behind the scenes that the community can’t see. Although there are no bulldozers or cranes at the site, the project is progressing according to the company’s timeline.
However, one source of delay is the licensing requirements. Casino projects need to apply for a casino license via the Virginia Lottery Board. Also, United Company said they are still waiting for approval.
Work on Virginia Casino
According to casino and basketball betting news, United Company is doing it according to the law. The casino industry is new to the state, and they are the first to apply for a casino license in Virginia.
The General Assembly and Governor Ralph Northam passed the casino bill in 2020. It allowed casinos to open in the state. Also, Clyde Stacey and Jim McGlothlin planned to turn the old Bristol Mall into the state’s first casino. They announced their plan in 2018.
After the governor signed the new law, the casino project needed the approval of taxpayers. It got more than 70 percent of the vote in 2020. Also, the casino project will transform the former mall into a casino and two hotel towers.
The resort will have a casino with a hundred table games, 2,700 slot machines, several bars and restaurants, various retail shops, convention space, an outdoor concert venue, and more. The casino will have a budget of more than $300 million.
According to sports betting software reviews and news reports, the casino resort will generate 2,000 permanent jobs and thousands of indirect jobs. Also, the casino project will have more than a thousand construction positions.