City council agrees to support proposed law for Norfolk casino

NORFOLK, Va. - It's another step forward for a possible casino in Norfolk.

In a meeting Tuesday night, Norfolk City Council took a vote and agreed to support a proposed law that would allow the Pamunkey Indian Tribe to develop a proposed casino near Harbor Park under federal authority.

The law is currently moving through the Virginia General Assembly and would allow for casinos in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Richmond, Danville and Bristol.

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The city council's resolution says the casino could develop thousands of jobs and diversify the local economy.

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