RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A group working with the Pamunkey Indian Tribe has bought land in New Kent County that could be used for a resort and casino.
The Daily Press reports that an Illinois-based company has purchased more than 600 acres in the county for about $3 million.
The tribe has said recently it’s looking at several potential sites in Virginia to build a $700 million resort and casino.
The Department of Interior granted federal recognition to the Pamunkey in 2015, allowing the possibility of casinos through a separate approval process. Virginia currently has no casinos.
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The tribe was considered the most powerful in the Powhatan Paramount Chiefdom, which greeted the English settlers at Jamestown, and claims Pocahontas among its lineage.
Information from: Daily Press, http://www.dailypress.com/