Connecticut businessman to build St. Croix casino

Jun 11, 2002 10:41 AM

Connecticut businessman Curtis Robinson recently won a temporary casino license to build a hotel and casino in St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands.

Robinsion’s plans call for an initial phase that would include a 300-room hotel, 20,000-square-foot casino, convention center and an 18-hole golf course.

Robinson received the recommendation of Las Vegas-based National Gaming Organization, which seeks to bring diversity to the gaming industry.

"Robinson is an ideal role model for the Virgin Islands," said Judge Eileen Petersen, who serves on the Islands’ Gaming Control Commission. "The African American community needs to know casino licenses can be given to people of all backgrounds if they meet the qualifications."