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Bristol Casino generated nearly $12 million in July

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) - The Bristol Casino run by Hard Rock generated nearly $12 million in its first month off of table games and slots alone, according to a report published by the Virginia Lottery. Southwest Virginia city and county officials said they'll receive a cut of gaming tax revenue, and it could be transformative for the entire region. In…
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Bristol Casino, located in the sweet spot of Southwest Virginia, is hosting a dealer hiring event for those interested in a career in the gaming industry. The event, taking place on Wednesday, February 1, from 4 - 7 PM, is an opportunity for job seekers to meet with hiring managers, learn about the various dealer positions available, and…
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Rivers Casino Portsmouth becomes Virginia's first full-service permanent casino

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‘Let us in!’ Rivers Casino Portsmouth, Virginia’s first permanent casino, opens doors

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Bristol Casino reports record December

BRISTOL, Va. - The Bristol Casino, future home of Hard Rock, registered its most lucrative single month of operations during December with nearly $15 million in adjusted gross revenues. The Virginia Lottery released those and other figures Friday, marking the first six months of casino gaming at Virginia's first casino, the temporary facility at…
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Bristol Casino reports nearly $15M in revenue in December

BRISTOL, Va. - The Bristol Casino generated nearly $15 million in adjusted gross revenues from slots and table games in December, the Virginia Lottery stated in a news release issued Friday. The casino opened in July and generated roughly $12 million in its first month of operation. The casino reported more than $14.8 million in AGR in…
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Bristol Casino reports nearly $15M in revenue in December
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Bristol Casino revenues continue to climb

September revenues from the Bristol Casino rose slightly compared to August, totaling more than $14.3 million, the Virginia Lottery reported Friday. For September the Bristol Casino, future home of Hard Rock, generated $14305177 in adjusted gross revenues from slots and table games. That breaks down to $11.32 million from its 870 slot machines - a…
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Bristol Casino revenues continue to climb
Bristol Herald Courier

Six weeks in, Virginia's first casino has exceeded expectations

BRISTOL, Va. - Citizens of Alaska, where are you? The Bristol Casino, future home of Hard Rock, celebrated six weeks of operation Friday and during that time has documented guests from 49 states. Alaska is the lone holdout. Virginia's first casino has attracted thousands of visitors to the former Bristol Mall and operators admit the response has…
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Hard Rock Bristol Ground Breaking Set for December 7th

Construction of the permanent Hard Rock Casino in Bristol will finally begin this week.Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol opened as Virginia's first casino earlier this year but in a temporary facility. Last week, Hard Rock Resorts announced that they will finally break ground on the permanent casino this Wednesday, December 7th. The groundbreaking…
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Hard Rock Bristol Ground Breaking Set for December 7th
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Hard Rock to break ground Wednesday on permanent Virginia casino at former Bristol Mall

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol, which earlier this year became the first casino in Virginia, announced Thursday it is inching closer to moving into its permanent home. Officials will break ground at the casino's permanent site at the former Bristol Mall, at 500 Gate City Highway, on December 7. The $400 million property, set to open in July 2024,…
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Bristol Casino revenues on pace to exceed projections

September revenues from the Bristol Casino rose slightly compared to August, totaling more than $14.3 million, the Virginia Lottery reported Friday. For September the Bristol Casino, future home of Hard Rock, generated $14305177 in adjusted gross revenues from slots and table games. That breaks down to $11.32 million from its 870 slot machines - a…
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Bristol Herald Courier

Bristol Casino records another $14M month

Gaming revenues for the Bristol Casino remained steady in October, topping $14 million for the third consecutive month, the Virginia Lottery reported Tuesday. Adjusted gaming revenues totaled $14.14 million for the previous month at the Bristol Casino, future home of Hard Rock. That is down 1.1% compared to September's record $14.3 million. Revenue…
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Bristol Casino October revenues hold steady

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) - The Bristol Hard Rock Casino is settling into a fairly steady monthly revenue stream, with October's overall "adjusted gross revenue" (AGR) down just over 1% from September's take. The month's report means gamblers have most likely wagered more than $500 million since the casino opened in early July, given average payout…
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Bristol Casino October revenues hold steady
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Coal jobs are almost gone. Could a casino help rescue southwest Virginia?

BRISTOL, Va. - Sonya Ratliff and about a dozen friends put on sparkly clothes and left early on a Tuesday morning to celebrate another mom's birthday. In years past, that might have meant brunch. Now, in this Bible Belt town on the edge of the Appalachian Mountains, it means slot machines, blackjack and other games of chance at the newly opened…
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Caesars eyes temporary Danville casino in mid-2023

It looks like Caesars Entertainment may bring a casino to Danville sooner than expected. The company plans to open a temporary casino at Schoolfield the middle of next year - more than a year before Caesars Virginia plans to open its $650 million casino hotel resort in the same spot. Caesars Entertainment executives mentioned the plans three times…
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November ground-breaking for Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Bristol

In the American state of Virginia and prominent casino operator Hard Rock International has reportedly announced that it is to begin constructing its envisioned $400 million Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Bristol facility from next month. According to a Friday report from the Bristol Herald Courier newspaper, Allie Evangelista is to serves as the…
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In 2019, when questioned about sharing casino revenue, Pittsylvania County wasn't game

Bristol in southwest Virginia is sharing gaming-tax revenues from its casino with a dozen surrounding localities. So why won't Danville, which expects to have the Caesars Virginia casino project operating in late 2024, do the same with Pittsylvania County? First, Bristol is required by state law to share its monies generated from its casino,…
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In 2019, when questioned about sharing casino revenue, Pittsylvania County wasn't game
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Rivers Casino Portsmouth announces new restaurants and amenities

Rush Street Gaming's Portsmouth development has unveiled a range of new restaurants and amenities, although the casino isn't slated to open until next year. Local officials, workforce development partners and members of the business community gathered for the announcement held at the casino's temporary offices in Downtown Portsmouth, a city in…
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Casino gambling fun, not a financial plan

Make no mistake, Bristol Casino wants your money. It's a business and businesses want your money. The difference is that Bristol Casino will give you a chance - albeit a razor thin one - not only to keep your money, but to actually multiply it. If you want to get rich, go somewhere else, though. The odds are astronomically against you. If you're…
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Virginia’s first casino opens its doors in Bristol

Virginia's first casino opened its doors on July 8 to the public with a ribbon cutting and a donation to the United Way of Bristol TN/VA. "I won big" images showcasing winners from "Bristol Casino - Future Home of Hard Rock" are prominently displayed on the casino's Facebook page. "We are excited to open the temporary casino in Bristol," said Jon…
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Virginia's first casino is officially open for business at Bristol

BRISTOL, Va. - Rock music blared from oversized speakers on the event stage while a half-dozen leaders of the Virginia General Assembly mingled with officials from Hard Rock International, the Virginia Lottery Board, the city of Bristol Virginia and other well-wishers Friday morning. All assembled in the west parking lot of the former Bristol Mall…
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Virginia lottery board issues 1st casino license

BRISTOL, Va. - The Virginia Lottery Board recently granted a license for the state's first casino, which developers intend to open in Bristol in 2024. WJHL-TV reports the $400 million project is expected to include a 300-room hotel, five restaurants, four bars or lounges and a concert venue. Developers expect to employ over 1200 people, and…
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Virginia Lottery issues first casino license in Bristol, a project that includes 5 restaurants, a hotel and bars

BRISTOL - The Virginia Lottery Board recently granted a license for the state's first casino, which developers intend to open in Bristol in 2024. According to a presentation to the board last week, the $400 million project is expected to include a 300-room hotel, five restaurants, four bars or lounges and a concert venue. Developers expect to…
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Virginia Lottery issues first casino license in Bristol, a project that includes 5 restaurants, a hotel and bars
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Hard Rock Bristol awarded Virginia's first casino license

The Virginia Lottery Board on Wednesday unanimously approved a casino gaming operator's license for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol, the state's first casino, with a temporary property scheduled to open on July 8. Wednesday's 7-0 vote followed a two-hour presentation by officials of Hard Rock International and representatives of HR Bristol, LLC,…
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Virginia casino license for Hard Rock International

The Virginia Lottery Board regulator has reportedly awarded American casino operator Hard Rock International with a gambling license for its coming $400 million Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Bristol property. According to a Wednesday report from the local online news domain at VirginiaBusiness.com, the move for the Seminole Tribe of Florida -owned…
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Va. Lottery Board awards first casino license

The Virginia Lottery Board has issued its first license for a casino in Virginia to Hard Rock Bristol, the board announced Wednesday. With its permanent casino still on track to open at the former Bristol Mall in July 2024, Hard Rock International Inc. is preparing to open a 30000-square-foot temporary casino with 870 gaming slots and 21 tables…
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The Roanoke Times

Renovated, relocated Rosie's expanding economic footprint of gambling in region

Rosie's Gaming Emporiums have a growing economic footprint in Southwest Virginia with a Vinton location recently expanded and one in Collinsville newly opened. The games featured at Rosie's are very similar to traditional slot machines found at casinos, except instead of using a random number generator, the machines use three historical horse races…
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Breaking: Hard Rock Hotel names president of Bristol casino

BRISTOL - Hard Rock International has officially named its president of the company's upcoming hotel and casino in Bristol. The company announced on Monday that Allie Evangelista will serve as the new president of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol. "Allie's life and career has embodied the American success story," said Jon Lucas, chief operating…
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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Bristol appoints Allie Evangelista as new President

Allie Evangelista has been named the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino President for Bristol on 22 February. She will take up a position under the stewardship of Jon Lucas, Hard Rock International COO. Evangelista has worked in every aspect of the gaming and hospitality industries throughout her career, something Lucas claims embodies "the American…
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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Bristol appoints Allie Evangelista as new President
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Bristol casino will transform our region

Beginning next summer, Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia will experience an economic paradigm shift as people and cash funnel into our region at unimagined levels. The Bristol races, which bring in tens of thousands of visitors, aren't even in the same universe. How about taking the annual attendance at Dollywood - and doubling it - in…
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The Washington Post

Alliance of Democrat and Republicans could bring casino gambling to Virginia

RICHMOND - An unlikely alliance between a black Democrat and white Republicans from the opposite end of the state has Virginia poised to pull the lever on casino gambling after decades of resisting its lure. The Senate and the House of Delegates have approved versions of a complicated bill that would permit casinos in five cities - and potentially…
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Alliance of Democrat and Republicans could bring casino gambling to Virginia