Caesars Reveals Plans for a $500 Million Resort in Virginia

Caesars Entertainment today shared official images of its future Caesars Virginia building. Construction of the $500 million casino will begin by the end of the year and will be located in Danville, Virginia.

The resort will have 500 hotel rooms, a modern casino, a Caesars bookmaker, a World Series poker room and other entertainment and restaurants.

The architect of the project was Marnell Companies.

“Caesars Virginia will be an economic engine for the region, both in terms of tourism and entertainment, and by creating over a thousand well-paid jobs,” said Anthony Carano, president and chief operating officer of Caesars Entertainment. “The people of Danville have trusted us to build a world-class resort, and we look forward to proving that this trust has been well-founded, with an incredible resort worthy of the iconic Caesars brand.”

The project has expanded since its initial announcement, when the previous budget was less than $400 million and the plans for the hotel were 300 rooms. Since then, the budget and rooms have increased, and a spa, pool and fitness center have been added.

The casino will have 1,400 slot machines and table games, as well as a bookmaker for the growing sports betting market in the state.

The WSOP-sponsored poker room will have 25 tables.

“Over the past two years, I, the city council and staff have made every effort to work with residents and Caesars Entertainment to develop plans to create a resort that will positively impact society through new tax revenue, jobs, partnership opportunities with local businesses and tourist dollars,” said Danville Mayor Alonzo Jones, who also co-chaired the Caesars for Danville campaign committee. “We are confident that Caesars Virginia will pay tribute to Dan River Mills’ old school field and become a pillar of pride for Danville and its people.”

The hotel will also have a 40,000-square-foot conference room that can accommodate up to 2,500 guests. 900 jobs will be created during construction on the territory, and 1300 jobs are expected to be created after the launch.

Caesars expects to open the resort at the end of 2023.

Source: Gaming America

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