Caesars Entertainment Celebrates the Dawning of Caesars Virginia at Groundbreaking Event
Caesars Virginia, a future full-service resort and entertainment development in Danville, Va., recently took a major step toward becoming a reality. On Aug. 11, parent company Caesars Entertainment hosted a groundbreaking event to mark the $650 million resort’s genesis with remarks from Caesars executives as well as state and local dignitaries.
Scheduled to open in late 2024, Caesars Virginia will include a 500-room hotel, a world-class casino floor, Caesars Sportsbook, World Series of Poker Room, a full-service spa, a pool, high-quality bars and dining concepts, a 2,500-seat state-of-the-art live entertainment theater and 40,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.
Besides being a tourism engine and economic driver for Danville and the broader region, the property will also create thousands of construction and operational jobs, according to Caesars officials.
“We are incredibly excited to mark this next step in Caesars Virginia’s development with the support and enthusiasm of the Danville community and surrounding region,” said Barron Fuller, regional president with Caesars Entertainment. “The people of Danville entrusted us to build a world-class resort for visitors from around the country to enjoy, and that is exactly what we intend to do.”
Fuller was accompanied by Robert Livingston, Caesars senior vice president of development, at the groundbreaking event, along with Scott Barber, CEO of EBCI Holdings and Principal Chief Richard Sneed of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and state and local dignitaries, including Danville Mayor Alonzo Jones, Virginia State Delegate Danny Marshall, Kelly Gee, executive director of Virginia Lottery and Rita McClenny, president and CEO of Virginia Tourism Corp.
“With construction now officially underway, we are excited to be one step closer to welcoming guests to a premier resort for fun and entertainment in the Danville area,” Sneed said. “We are grateful for all of the support we have received from local citizens and leaders for this venture that will create new jobs and provide economic growth across the region. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians looks forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the City of Danville.“
As the largest domestic casino entertainment company boasting more than 50 owned and managed properties in the U.S. offering more than 2.1 million sq. ft. of meeting space and more than 50,000 guest rooms, Caesars will serve as the manager of the casino. Additionally, Caesars, EBCI and a local minority investor will be partners in the joint venture.
To learn more about Caesars Virginia and to follow its progress, go here.