Good news for Bristol – Hard Rock International, The United Company, and Par Ventures have released a 3D model of their long-awaited love child, Hard Rock Bristol Hotel & Casino.
It would be located at the former Bristol Mall, and the project looks ambitious, to say the least. Hard Rock Bristol Hotel & Casino has been in the works for a while. Now, Bristol residents can finally see what to expect and cast an informed vote in a referendum.
Voting in the local referendum has already begun and ends on Nov. 3.
When would the Hard Rock Bristol Hotel & Casino open?
The truth is, if you can’t wait for a fun gambling night, you will have more luck with one of Hard Rock Bristol Hotel & Casino’s land-based or online competitors for players from the USA.
At this point, no one can give a confident answer to the question of when Hard Rock’s planned casino will be ready to welcome visitors. First, the outcomes of the referendum will determine the casino’s destiny. If approved (which is very likely to happen), it will have to get a license. The licensing process may take up to half a year. Then, construction will begin. According to Sean Caffery, Hard Rock’s senior vice president of business and casino development, it will take at least two more years for Hard Rock Bristol Hotel & Casino to open its doors.
What to expect
One thing is certain – the owners of the would-be casino will make it well worth the wait. Bristol Herald Courier reports that in addition to the casino itself, the complex will include seven restaurants, four bars, a 350-room hotel with a pool and a fitness center, several spas, exquisite convention space, and more. Restaurants will offer different cuisines so that every visitor can enjoy exactly the meal they prefer.
Besides, no Hard Rock’s venue is complete without a Hard Rock Cafe, so you can expect that as well. There will be a stage for live concerts, and the casino owners plan to invite local bands and solo performers. Bristol musicians should start practicing.
More great news for sports betting lovers. Recently, Virginia has become the second state to legalize sportsbooks, and the casino owners intend to make good use of this. They are going to offer sports betting at Hard Rock Bristol Hotel & Casino if the application is approved.
Finally, the casino will create as many as 2,000 well-paid employment opportunities and pay millions in tax revenues to the city. If you are not much of a gambler, perhaps, you will consider it as a new workplace.
Where can one see a 3D model of Hard Rock Bristol Hotel & Casino?
Videos detailing the future look of the casino are available at Vote Yes For Bristol, a website where voters from Bristol can learn more about the plans of Hard Rock Bristol Hotel & Casino. You can see how the casino is going to look and listen to the interviews with people involved in the project.
If you are unsure whether to vote for or against, watch at least a couple of videos. Even a person with zero interest in gambling will understand how the casino can benefit the city.
You can also visit the Bristol Mall to see a 3D model of the casino in real life. It is available to public view every Tuesday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. local time.
Once again, you can vote until Nov. 3. Easy to remember, seeing as it is the presidential election day.
Story by Helen Jansen