Bally’s Corporation, the proposed developer and operator of the $650 million “Bally’s Richmond Casino Resort,” and finalist in the City’s casino selection process, today announced that it will proactively embark upon a listening tour consisting of a series of in-person conversations and meetings. The objective of the tour is to provide Bally’s, and Richmond residents and local business owners spanning all nine districts, with opportunities to engage with Bally’s, and address important issues regarding the casino selection process, to ensure that Richmonders’ interests and values are best served. Jonathan Davis, an African American Community Activist in Richmond, is partnering with Bally’s in the planning and implementation of the listening tour.
The listening tour will consist of three events taking place on the following dates at each respective time and location:
- Tuesday, April 13th, 6:30pm ET at Bryan Park (4308 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA);
- Wednesday, April 14th, 1:00pm ET at Battery Park (2803 Dupont Circle, Richmond, VA); and
- Wednesday, April 14th, 6:30pm ET at Chimborazo Park (3215 E Broad St, Richmond, VA).
Michael Monty, Senior Project Manager of the Bally’s Richmond, commented, “As we’ve said from the start, a key component of our proposal is partnering with the City of Richmond. A critical part of building that partnership consists of listening to the community and its stakeholders. We want to hear Richmonders’ thoughts, ideas and concerns so that we can best represent their interests and values. We look forward to this opportunity to engage with the community so that Bally’s is best positioned to put Richmond first.”
“It is great to see that Bally’s is taking steps to ensure that Richmonders’ voices are heard as we move forward in the casino selection process,” said Jonathan Davis, “I’m excited to be working with them to help Richmonders better understand this process and help them stay involved as things progress.”