The all-new Rivers Casino in Portsmouth, Virginia will have its grand opening on January 23, 2023. The $340 million project is finally nearing completion after years of construction. The casino is near Tidewater Community College, just off Interstate 264 near Victory Boulevard.
This is a full-fledged casino with 1,448 slot machines, 57 table games, and a 24-table poker room. Table game options include favorites such as Blackjack, Three-Card Poker and Baccarat. There’s action at Roulette and Craps tables, too.
There’s also a fully loaded sportsbook with space to watch all the action, and place some bets to make your viewing just a little more exciting. Your dining options will consist of 10 restaurants and bars throughout the resort. Live events from big music acts all over will be booked for the brand new 25,000 square-foot convention center. While Rivers Casino won’t have a hotel on-site, it’s partnered with local properties to give you a place to stay. The Glass Light Hotel in downtown Norfolk and the Renaissance Hotel on the waterfront are both listed as options on the casino website.
Currently, there are 5 restaurants on the property to serve you:
- Admiral’s Steak & Seafood is a fine-dining steakhouse serving a selection of prime cuts of meat and fresh seafood.
- Crossings Café is a casual restaurant serving American fare and open 24 hours. They serve breakfast, plus sandwiches, burgers, salads, soups, and more.
- Mian is a quick-service restaurant with Chinese and Asian dishes like General Tso’s chicken, fried rice, lo mein, and spring rolls.
- Slice Pizzeria is your spot if you’re looking for a quick slice, or a whole pie to feed some friends.
- Starbucks Coffee is here, because Starbucks is everywhere.
You can view all of the Rivers Portsmouth Casino dining options here.
If you’re interested in taking a trip, check out the Rush Rewards program. Earn rewards while gaming and dining. Perks include free gaming, discounts on dining, VIP seating in the Sportsbook, an exclusive parking area and more.
The casino will employ more than 1,300 permanent workers. Many of those positions will be customer-facing jobs on the casino floor. There are often job fairs in the area to bring in new applicants. Or, check out the Rivers Casino Careers page to see what’s available. Currently, Rivers is looking for back-office folks in HR, marketing, and revenue auditing, as well as front-line positions in security, poker dealers, and more.
The Rivers Casino will be a great option for those in the Raleigh-Durham Triangle area. It’s only a little more than 3 hours away. From the Greensboro and Piedmont Triad area, it’s more like 4 hours.
If you’re looking for more options, but you still don’t want to trek all the way to Vegas to try your luck, check out all the other casinos in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.