DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Luck will be a lady in Danville with a new casino and hotel from Caesars Entertainment expected to break ground by the end of the year.

This $500 million project was approved by voters in Danville last November. This resort will feature a 500 room hotel, state-of-the-art casino floor, Caesars Sportsbook, World Series of Poker Room, a new restaurant, and entertainment offerings.

On Thursday, Sept. 16, Caesars Entertainment unveiled renderings of the resort for Caesars Virginia.

“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.”

Caesars Virginia also shared a breakdown of what the new resort will feature:

  • Hotel:
    • 500 rooms inspired by local scenery
    • Spa
    • Pool
    • Fitness center
  • Casino:
    • More than 1,400 cutting-edge slot marchines and table games
    • Caesars Sportsbook
    • World Series of Poker Room
    • new restaurant and bar concepts

“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.”

The project will add 900 construction and 1,300 new operational jobs. Caesars Virginia is set to break ground in December and expects to open by late 2023. For more information, visit the Caesars website.

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