Caesars shows renderings of Danville casino

Published: Sep. 16, 2021 at 11:47 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 16, 2021 at 11:57 AM EDT
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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - Caesars Entertainment unveiled new renderings of the upcoming Danville casino resort Thursday.

The $500 million resort is expected to break ground by the end of the year, with plans for 500 hotel rooms, a state-of-the-art casino floor, Caesars Sportsbook, World Series of Poker Room, and new restaurant and entertainment offerings.

“Caesars Virginia will be an economic driver for the region, both as a tourist and entertainment draw and through the more than a thousand good-paying jobs the resort will create,” said Anthony Carano, President and Chief Operating Officer of Caesars Entertainment. “The people of Danville have entrusted us to build a world-class resort, and we look forward to proving that trust was well founded with an incredible resort worthy of the iconic Caesars brand.”

“Over the course of the last two years, myself, City Council and staff have taken great care to develop plans, alongside residents and Caesars Entertainment, to create a resort that will positively impact the community through new tax revenue, jobs, partnership opportunities with local businesses and tourism dollars,” said Danville Mayor Alonzo Jones, who also served as a co-chair on the “Caesars for Danville” campaign committee. “We are confident that Caesars Virginia will honor the old Dan River Mills’ Schoolfield site and become a pillar of pride for Danville and its people.”

Caesars says about 900 construction jobs will be filled during the development, and the property will have about 1300 employees when it’s up and running. The company anticipates opening in late 2023.

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