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Rivers Casino Portsmouth Set To Open January 15

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PORTSMOUTH-Rivers Casino Portsmouth has announced a date for its opening.

The $340 million facility will open to the public on Sunday, January 15, at 3pm, according to a release issued November 21.

The Virginia Lottery Board approved a casino operator’s license for Rivers Casino Portsmouth on November 16. The project, which was first approved by voters in Portsmouth by referendum in November 2020, broke ground nearly a year ago in December 2021.

Rivers Casino Portsmouth, which is Virginia’s first full-service, permanent casino, will be open round-the-clock. The casino will feature 1,448 slot machines, 57 table games, and 24 poker tables as well as ten restaurants and other amenities.

“We’re grateful to the Virginia Lottery Board, the City of Portsmouth, and the Hampton Roads community for their continued support,” said Tim Drehkoff, CEO, Rush Street Gaming. “It’s been exciting to watch the building go up, and we’re eager for the public to see what’s inside.”

Rivers Casino Portsmouth will employ 1,300 individuals. The facility is located at 3630 Victory Blvd. For more information, visit

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