Virginia: A week from early voting, latest casino referendum causing divide in Richmond again

Virginia: A week from early voting, latest casino referendum causing divide in Richmond again

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  • Madison McNamee, WWBT-TV
September 16, 2023 11:04 AM

One week out from the start of early voting, and the battle over a new Richmond casino is heating up. As city leaders and casino developers lobby hard for “yes” votes, anti-casino forces are ramping up their own campaign.

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Anti-casino signs are starting to line up along southside neighborhoods, and the group “No Means No Casino” is gaining traction online. Some neighbors say they feel like the city did not listen to them the first time, when they said they did not want it two years ago.

“It’s not a matter of I don’t want it in my backyard. I don’t want it in anyone’s backyard,” Richmond resident Maja Bality said.