Virginia Casino Opening Delayed

Officials said the $500 million Caesars Virginia (l.) in Danville will open in 2024, not December 2023 as originally announced, due to supply chain and labor issues. The casino resort will create 900 construction and 1,300 permanent jobs.

Virginia Casino Opening Delayed

The projected opening of the $500 million Caesars Virginia casino in Danville has been moved from December 2023 to 2024, due to supply chain and labor issues, officials said.

The venue is expected to attract 2 million visitors annually and generate about $38 million in annual tax revenue for the city. Danville City Manager Ken Larking said most of those funds will go toward infrastructure and parks improvement.

Caesars Virginia will offer more than 1,400 slots and table games, a Caesars Sportsbook and 25-table World Series of Poker room, as well as a 500-room hotel with a spa, pool area and fitness center. The venue also will include 40,000 square feet of meeting and convention space and a 2,500-seat entertainment venue, plus restaurants and bars. The project will create 900 construction jobs and 1,300 permanent jobs.

“Hopefully, the many visitors who come to our community to visit the resort will find our open spaces to be an attraction worth visiting while here and result in an extended stay or future stay in Danville,” Larking said.