RICHMOND, Va (WRIC) – The company behind the Kentucky Derby is trying to seize the jumps in New Kent County and Rosie’s gaming stores, and the man behind the multibillion-dollar deal said it could support a second blow to roll the dice for the casino Richmond.
“I think it’s a great opportunity for Richmond, I think it’s great for the state,” Churchill Downs CEO Bill Carstanien said in an interview with 8News on Wednesday.
Churchill Downs could become the new operator of Urban ONE casino after their colossal Acquisition for $ 2.5 billion to deal with the parent company Colonial Downs in New Kent and Rosie’s game stores – Peninsula Pacific Entertainment.
PPE was supposed to run the Urban ONE casino in Richmond, but voters rejected the project.
City Hall wants another chance, and if this time voters say so, Churchill Downs could act as a cameraman.
“It would be a great opportunity to do that. It is in the hands of the authorities and the state to see how it will work and when it will work … ”“ … or how quickly it will work, ”Carstanien said.
Richmond may have to suspend another referendum at the casino because state senators approved a amendment to the budget this will require the river city to wait for another vote until a survey is conducted in St. Petersburg to see how much they can benefit from it.
Asked whether Churchill Downs would also support the St. Petersburg casino, Carstanien replied: “It’s hard to talk about hypotheses, it’s one hypothesis, it could be a number of other hypothetics.”
Several rules must be approved by the state before the completion of the deal to acquire the Churchill Downs PPE.