Live! Casino & Hotel Virginia will be  part of a transformative $1.4 billion mixed-use  Live! Gaming & Entertainment District in Petersburg, VA,  proposed  by The Cordish Companies & Bruce Smith Enterprise. Cordish is one of the largest, most respected developer-operators of upscale mixed-use, entertainment and casino resort destinations in the United States. It’s Live! brand is one of the most recognized and established entertainment and casino brands in the country. Bruce Smith Enterprise was founded by Bruce Smith, the Pro Football Hall of Famer and Virginia native. For over 20 years, Smith has invested in Virginia communities, successfully building both residential (Smith’s Landing Apartments, 27th Street  luxury apartments) and hotel (Hyatt House, Hilton Garden Inn at VA Tech) properties. The Cordish Companies and Bruce Smith Enterprise have been collaborating together since 2008.

The project is located right off the Wagner Road Exit of Interstate I-95. The Live! Gaming & Entertainment District will facilitate the City’s vision for the area, creating a regional entertainment and hospitality attraction that will enhance the neighborhood, generate spin-off economic development and provide thousands of jobs for area residents.

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The Live! Gaming & Entertainment District will generate over its first 10 years more than $2.8 billion in economic benefits, $240 million in incremental revenue to Petersburg, and create more than 7,500 jobs. Located at the intersection of Wagner Road and Interstate I-95, the Live! Entertainment District will offer easy access on and off the east coast’s major north-south interstate.

Live! Casino & Hotel Virginia will set a new standard for gaming, hotels and entertainment in the Commonwealth, and serve as a new world-class attraction for Petersburg and the greater Central Virginia region. In its first 10 years, Live! Casino & Hotel Virginia will generate an estimated:

      • $2.8 billion in economic stimulus to Petersburg 

      • $504 million in tax revenues including $240 million to the City

      • $802 million in economic benefit during construction

      • $201 million in annual economic impact each year after opening

      • Over 7,500 new construction and permanent jobs

      • Average compensation of $70,000 with benefits


    The Live! Casino & Entertainment District will feature:

        • More than 400,000 square feet of first-class gaming, hotel, dining and entertainment space
        • An upscale 200-room hotel featuring 20 suites, resort pool and fitness center
        • 1,600 slots and electronic table games and 61 live action table games including a 15-table poker room
        • 3,000 person state-of-the-art event center for top name entertainment, meetings, conventions and social gatherings
        • High limit slot & table areas, sportsbook and dedicated smoking terrace
        • Eight best-in-class dining and entertainment options
        • Free surface parking

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