May 18, 2023 2 min read


Caesars Entertainment Celebrates Opening of Danville Casino

The opening of the temporary venue marks an important milestone for the permanent resort, Caesars Virginia, which is expected to open for visitors near the end of 2024

The leading gambling and entertainment company, Caesars Entertainment, has announced the opening of Danville Casino. The company revealed that the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the temporary facility, which will be the future home of Caesars in Danville, was attended by hundreds of guests.

In addition to representatives of the casino’s venture partner, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and Caesars’ officials, Danville’s Mayor, Alonzo Jones and Virginia State Delegate Danny Marshall also attended the opening ceremony. What’s more, visitors from Danville, as well as surrounding communities also joined the celebration earlier this week.

While the temporary venue opened its doors to visitors, the construction of the permanent resort, Caesars Virginia, is underway. The luxury resort is expected to open late in 2024, offering hotel accommodations with 500 rooms, as well as a large casino gaming floor.

The casino floor is expected to feature some 24 electronic table games, as well as 85 live table games. Additional gambling amenities will likely include 1,300 slots, a WSOP poker room and a Caesars sportsbook. Further amenities that are expected include a large convention and meeting space, a state-of-the-art live entertainment theater as well as a spa, pool and different food and beverage options.

Danville Casino Offers Plenty of Gambling Options

Chris Albrecht, Caesars Virginia and Danville Casino’s SVP and general manager, explained that the opening of the new temporary casino location is the result of the joint efforts of the company and its local partners. Finally, he noted: “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.”

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.

Chris Albrecht, SVP and general manager of Danville Casino and Caesars Virginia

Thanks to the new temporary facility, visitors can enjoy gambling activities 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Gambling amenities within the temporary Danville Casino include 25 live table games with baccarat, roulette and blackjack, as well as 28 electronic table games with craps, roulette and blackjack.

Additionally, visitors to the casino will be able to enjoy 740 new and popular slot machine games. More amenities available on-site include a Caesars Sportsbook, as well as a dining outlet offering quintessential American dishes.


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