Caesars Entertainment unveiled its referendum initiative and committee ‘Caesars For Danville’ ahead of a November vote on the company’s planned $400 million casino resort to be opened in three years.
Until Danville natives vote on the project, which won unanimous approval from Danville City Council, Caesars Virginia subsidiary promises to generate 900 construction jobs and 1,300 operating jobs, in addition to bringing to the city more than $34 million annually in additional gaming tax revenue should the green light be released.
The resort will have at least 300 hotel rooms, full-service spa, swimming pool, casino gaming floor, 2,500 live entertainment theatre, 35,000 square feet of meeting and conference space and a variety of bars and restaurants.
Anthony Carano, president and chief operating officer for Caesars Entertainment said: “Caesars Entertainment has a long history of enriching the communities we serve, whether that be through our commitment to social responsibility or through our proven record of creating exhilarating experiences at our world-class resorts.
“Our diverse collection of destinations across the US are synonymous with unparalleled service, impressive benefits through our Caesars Rewards loyalty program, superstar entertainment talent and culinary excellence. We will bring these same phenomenal offerings to the people of Danville to enjoy.”
Caesars also named the four co-chairs of the campaign committee ‘Caesars for Danville,’ including Delegate Danny Marshall, Major Alonzo Jones, Dr Tiffany Franks of Averett University and Tammy Wright-Warren (a minority investor in the project).
The company expects to break ground in late 2021 or early 2022 and aims at transforming the former Dan River Mills Schoolfield site and building a tourism hub for Danville and the area.
Tony Rodio, strategic adviser leading the referendum efforts for Caesars Entertainment said: “We look forward to partnering with Danville on Caesars Virginia, and we are grateful for the overwhelming support we have seen thus far on this thrilling investment into the city.
“The endorsement from such respected members of the community is humbling, and we sincerely thank Dr Franks, Mayor Jones, Delegate Marshall and Ms Wright-Warren for their work to make Caesars Virginia in Danville a reality come November.”