Caesars shares early look at $500m Virginia resort plans

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Caesars Entertainment has shared official renderings for Caesars Virginia, its $500m resort expected to break ground by the end of the year in Danville. The facility will include a Caesars Sportsbook, 500 hotel rooms, a state-of-the-art casino floor, World Series of Poker Room, new restaurant and entertainment offerings.

Anthony Carano, President and COO has described the new facility as being 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. 

“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,” he said.

Danville Mayor Alonzo Jones, who also served as a co-chair on the “Caesars for Danville” campaign committee, added: “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. 

“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.”

The gaming element of the project sees the creation of a casino featuring more than 1,400 slot machines and table games alongside a Caesars Sportsbook providing a best-in-class sports betting experience.

Caesars Virginia will break ground in December of 2021 with an anticipated opening in late 2023.