Caesars Entertainment has swung open the doors to Virginia’s third casino establishment, with the Danville venue following in the footsteps of Hard Rock in Bristol and Rush Street Gaming in Portsmouth.
The operator said that “hundreds” of patrons celebrated the grand opening earlier in the week, which was officially undertaken by Caesars execs, Richard French, Chair of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, a venture partner in the casino, Danville Mayor Alonzo Jones and Virginia State Delegate Danny Marshall.
The 40,000 square foot venue includes 740 slot machines, 25 table games that comprise the likes of blackjack, roulette and baccarat, alongside self-service sports betting kiosks and a trio of food and beverage outlets.
In addition, Caesars Danville is also connected to the company’s rewards network, which ensures that any individual that plays at the facility can earn and redeem credits at any of the group’s over 50 properties in North America, including both Danville Casino and the future Caesars Virginia.
Construction is still underway for the permanent resort, Caesars Virginia, which is expected to open its doors sometime in late 2024.
This, Caesars said, will include a 500-room hotel and a casino gaming floor with over 1,300 slots, 85 live table games, 24 electronic table games, a World Series of Poker room and a branded sportsbook.
In addition, the resort will feature a full-service spa, pool, bars and restaurants, a 2,500-seat live entertainment theatre and 40,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.
“At Caesars Entertainment, we often say, ‘Together, We Win,’ and it is definitely through the collective effort of many hardworking team members and partners that we have successfully arrived at this opening today,” said Chris Albrecht, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Danville Casino and Caesars Virginia.
“We are grateful for the immense support we’ve received throughout this process and could not be more excited to begin showcasing the level of hospitality and family-style service that Caesars is known for here in Danville.”
Earlier in the week, a pair of temporary gaming facilities located within the Virginia cities of Bristol and Portsmouth edged past the $35m revenue barrier through the past month.
This saw the state’s first gaming facility, named Bristol Casino – Future Home of Hard Rock, and Rivers Casino Portsmouth, record revenue of $35.4m through the 30-day time frame.