The first casino to open in the area of Portsmouth, Virginia, US, is to begin operations at Hampton Roads in the new year.


According to local media feed WTKR, the Rivers Casino will open on January 15 as part of the $340m gaming and entertainment project on Victory Boulevard.

The approval of the licence from the Virginia Lottery Board was granted earlier this month and the owners of the venue, Rush Street Gaming, have been building the casino since last December.

The Rivers Casino will feature 1,448 slots, 57 table games and 24 poker tables, plus 10 restaurants and convention space.