DANVILLE, Va, (WDBJ) – Entertainment Caesars announced a partnership with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) in the development of Caesar Virginiawhich officially inaugurates this week in Danville.
The $650 million project, up from the previously announced $500 million, according to Virginia Affairsis designed to be “a tourism driver and an economic driver for Danville and the wider region,” says Caesars, which says the resort will create thousands of construction and operations jobs and is expected to open in late 2024.
Caesars Virginia will include a 500-room hotel and casino gaming arcade with more than 1,300 slot machines, 85 live table games, 24 electronic table games, a World Series of Poker room and a Caesars Sportsbook, according to the society. Additionally, the resort will include a full-service spa, pool, bars and restaurants, a 2,500-seat live entertainment theater and 40,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.
Caesars will be the casino manager. Caesars, EBCI and a local minority investor will be joint venture partners. The Caesars Sportsbook app is already live and available for download and registration throughout Virginia.
“We are thrilled to build a world-class Caesars resort in Danville with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, a valued partner of Caesars Entertainment for over 20 years,” said Anthony Carano, President and Chief Operating Officer of Caesars. Entertainment. “Caesars’ diverse collection of destinations across the United States is synonymous with unparalleled service, impressive benefits through our Caesars Rewards loyalty program, superstar entertainment talent and culinary excellence. We will bring these same phenomenal offers to the Danville area for people to take advantage of.
“This undertaking is a vital opportunity for our nation and our people. We are thrilled to extend our long-standing and successful partnership with Caesars Entertainment to develop a first-class resort that will be defined by the luxury and service that Caesars guests know and expect,” said Richard Sneed, Senior Chef of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
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