Caesars Entertainment Unveils Plans for $500 Million Destination Resort In Virginia

September 22, 2021

Caesars Entertainment is gearing up to expand its extensive global resort portfolio with a new resort development in Danville, Va. Expected to break ground in December, the $500 million Caesars Virginia will include 500 hotel rooms, a state-of-the-art casino floor, Caesars Sportsbook, World Series of Poker Room, new dining and entertainment concepts, as well as meeting and event space.

“Caesars Virginia will be an economic driver for the region, both as a tourist and entertainment draw and through the more than 1,000 good-paying jobs the resort will create,” said Anthony Carano, president and COO 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.”   

Features of the resort will include:

  • 500 guest rooms inspired by local scenery (200 more rooms than initially anticipated) 
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Fitness center
  • A casino featuring:
    • More than 1,400 cutting-edge slot machines and table games
    • Caesars Sportsbook, providing a best-in-class sports betting experience
    • WSOP Poker Room, a live Poker Room named for and carrying the spirit of the legendary World Series of Poker with 25 tables
  • 40,000 square feet of meeting and convention space with a state-of-the-art live entertainment venue that can accommodate up to 2,500 guests  
  • Restaurant and bar offerings

Designed by Marnell Companies, the resort is anticipated to open in late 2023.

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

He continued, “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.”

As the largest casino-entertainment company in the U.S., Caesars Entertainment is bullish on meetings and events, providing planners with access to more than 50 properties collectively offering more than 2.1 million square feet of meeting space and more than 50,000 guest rooms. 

 

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