Wind Creek Hospitality joins bid for new casino and resort in Richmond, VA

Wind Creek Hospitality joins bid for new casino and resort in Richmond, VA

Wind Creek Hospitality becomes the latest operator to join the bidding for the establishment of a new casino resort in Virginia. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians-owned firm formally lodged a proposal to the city of Richmond, pitting them against other deep-pocketed operators that share the same interest.

The Bidding War for New Casino in Richmond

Wind Creek Hospitality is bidding to build a new land-based casino and destination resort in Richmond, Virginia. The group wants to oversee the establishment of the property in all three phases: development, construction, and operation.

Arthur Mothershed, EVP of business development and government affairs at Wind Creek Hospitality, confirmed the group’s bid in a press release issued last Thursday.

“We operate several regional and destination casino resorts domestically and in the Caribbean, and feel that our expertise in gaming, our focus on diversity and strongly partnering with the communities we serve gives us an unmatched edge against our competition,” Mothershed said.

With an estimated worth of $541 million, the construction of the proposed casino project will undergo two phases. It will feature 100,000 square feet of casino gaming space with 2,500 slot machines and 120 table games. The building will have two towers, each has 252 rooms along with seven food and beverage outlets, spa, indoor pool and fitness center, and 67,000 square foot family-friendly entertainment center.

The Competition

Wind Creek Hospitality’s entry into the Richmond, Virginia casino picture comes after several operators submitted their formal bid.

Earlier this week, the Pamunkey Indian Tribe submitted a $350 million proposal to construct and operate a casino resort in Richmond, Virginia, ahead of a public referendum on the project later in the year.

The city also received proposals from Urban One and Colonial Downs Group; Bally’s Corporation and Cordish Companies; and also recently the Golden Nugget Hotels & Casinos.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians owns Wind Creek Hospitality, which manages several Tribe’s land-based gaming facilities such as Wind Creek Atmore, Wind Creek Wetumpka, Wind Creek Montgomery, Wind Creek Bethlehem, Wa She Shu Casino in Nevada, Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino. It also operates an iGaming platform at and racetracks in Alabama and Florida.

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