DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — During a Danville City Council meeting Tuesday night, officials announced that the Caesars Virginia casino project in the River City will be finished later than expected.
Construction was originally expected to wrap up in late 2023, but on Tuesday, May 3, a spokesperson for Caesars Entertainment told council members that supply chain issues have pushed that date back to 2024.
Meanwhile, the opening date has yet to be announced.
In addition, officials say inflationary pressures have caused their cost outlook to increase.
“We have seen supply chain issues and other market forces that continue to wreak havoc on pricing, but none of that has altered our commitment to Danville, which remains as strong as ever,” said Robert Livingston with Caesars Entertainment.
Crews are still working on demolishing the former finishing plant where the casino will be built. That process is set to continue through the summer.
You can watch the full recording of Tuesday’s Danville City Council meeting by following this link.