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Casino in the works for The Greenbrier

The resort’s new owner says that he wants to build a $20 million casino and hire 600 new workers by the end of this year.

The Greenbrier would offer “tasteful gaming,” Jim Justice tells the Charleston Gazette, “but in an aggressive way.”

He expects to have an architectural drawing of the casino by June, and anticipates that the new facililty will boost the economy by providing construction jobs. Justice also estimated that the newly signed measure to allow gambling at the Greenbrier will pump up to $5 million more annually into employee benefits.

Justice plans to start hiring back Greenbrier employees who were furloughed in January, hoping to retain a staff of 1,600 to 2,000 by December.

On May 19, Justice will attend a court hearing in Richmond in an attempt to dismiss The Greenbrier from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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