I-264 and Victory Blvd
Rivers Casino in Portsmouth, Virginia is a $300 million casino resort currently under construction three miles southwest of downtown Portsmouth. The 400,000-square-foot casino complex will include slot machines, table games, restaurants, a 3,000-seat event venue, movie theater, retail stores and a 4-star hotel. Opening date is targeted for February 2023.
Artist rendering of proposed Rivers Casino in Portsmouth, Virginia
Rivers Casino Portsmouth will be a $300 million casino resort built at I-264 and Victory Blvd next to Tidewater Community College. The project will be 400,000 sq feet featuring a casino, restaurants, a 4-star hotel, a 3,000-seat event center, movie theater and retail stores.
Rivers Casino Portsmouth will be developed and operated by Rush Street, a Chicago gaming and entertainment company that operates casinos in Illinois, Pennsylvania and New York.
Rivers Casino Portsmouth hopes to open by February 2023. Construction crews began clearing the site in August 2021 and prepping it for its groundbreaking on Dec. 7, 2021. A precise opening date is expected later in 2022.
Jul 21, 2020
Gaming and entertainment complex - 400,000 sq feet
Casino will include slot machines, table games, poker, sportsbook and high-limit gaming areas.
Event venue with 3,000 seats
Restaurants and dining venues - TBA
Hotel - 4-star
Parking garage with 3,000 spaces
Rivers Casino will be built on a 57-acre parcel of land about three miles southwest of downtown Portsmouth. The site is just south of Interstate 264 between Victory Boulevard and McClean Street and adjacent to Tidewater Community College.
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Slot machines - number to be announced
Table games - number and games to be announced
High-limit gaming areas
Sports betting lounge
Additional information to be announced
Venues - to be announced
4-star hotel - details to be announced
November 30, 2021
The $300 million Rivers Casino Portsmouth will formally break ground on Tuesday December 7th next week. The site is 57 acres located a few miles southwest of downtown Portsmouth and adjacent to Tidewater Community College
Rivers Casino Portsmouth will be a $300 million casino complex with a slot machines, table games, restaurants, hotel, event center, and retail stores. See features.
Preparation of the building site began last August. Vegetation is cleared, the land is leveled and the soil has been tested/analyzed for the foundation.
August 13, 2021
Construction workers are clearing the fifty-acre site for the future River Casino Portsmouth. Site preparation is expected to be completed in time for an October groundbreaking, however, the exact date is still pending.
When will the actual construction start on the Rivers Casino Portsmouth? That date is dependent on the Virginia Lottery Board's final approval and issuance of the casino license. Rivers Casino Portsmouth is preparing the casino site in anticipation of that decision within the coming months.
November 5, 2020
The $300M Rivers Casino Portsmouth was approved by Portsmouth voters this week. The project includes a casino, a 3,000-seat entertainment venue and a hotel. The location is on the Elizabeth River near the marina.
Construction of Rivers Casino Portsmouth will begin in 2021 and finish in 2023.
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