Weather Alerts

CASINO VOTE: Warren County Special Election Set

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

A special election date has been set for residents to decide whether they want a casino in Warren County.

The Warren County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday night to approve a special election on May 7th. The measure would allow gambling games at a casino to be approved in Warren County.

A group of city and business leaders unveiled the plans for the casino last month. Along with the casino it would include a 150 room hotel, an entertainment center and a bowling center. The estimated price tag of the project is $100 to $125 million.

It’s estimated the casino would create more than 600 jobs in the area.

It would be built between the Southwest Connector and Highway 28 in Norwalk.

A simple majority is needed for the measure to pass.