WVa Resort Owner Says Gambling Starts By Fall

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- The Greenbrier's new owner says he plans to open a small casino at the four-star southern West Virginia resort shortly and have the dice rolling and cards being dealt at a full-scale gambling operation April 1.

Jim Justice, who bought the resort in May, unveiled drawings for the casino Thursday.

The plans call for a lavish underground casino, shops and restaurants featuring sushi and steaks to be built under the resort's front lawn.

Gambling guests would reach the operation via staircases and elevators near the hotel's front entrance.

Justice says drawings should be finished shortly, followed quickly by groundbreaking. He's also named an interior design team, vice president of casino operations and a head of architecture.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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