WHY VOTE NO ON THE NORFOLK CASINO

THE PROCESS

The City wants this deal approved with NO open competition, NO public participation, and NO independent impact study.

We have NO idea how the proposed casino will impact existing local businesses or how many jobs the casino will actually create or what they’ll pay.

The city is considering changes to waterfront zoning laws before we even get a chance to vote NO.

THE DEAL

The Pamunkey NO experience in the gaming business. They have NO official deal with their billionaire backer Jon Yarborough or anyone else, which means they are required to run the casino.

Norfolk will only receive food, beverage and hotel room tax revenues. The state receives the gaming tax revenues. We have NO say in that deal.

Further, the Pamunkey claim sovereign immunity, which means citizens can’t sue them, NO matter what.

THE LOCATION

The proposed location is a Brownfield site on the Elizabeth River, which requires an enormous  cash investment to receive sign-off for environmental  compliance. NO details were provided about how this will happen.

With the river on one side and 264 on the other, there’s NO telling what major highway and infrastructure improvements will be necessary to accommodate this specific site.