Caesars Entertainment and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians on Wednesday announced their partnership in the development of Caesars Virginia, which officially breaks ground in Danville this week.
The $650 million project is scheduled to open in late 2024, assuming no construction setbacks.
Caesars Virginia will include a 500-room hotel and a gaming floor with over 1,300 slots, 85 live table games, 24 electronic table games, a WSOP poker room and a Caesars Sportsbook.
Caesars didn’t say how many poker tables the room will have.
In addition, the resort will feature a spa, pool, bars and restaurants, a 2,500-seat live entertainment theater, and 40,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.
Caesars will manage the casino. Caesars, EBCI and a local minority investor will be partners in the joint venture. Caesars already offers online sports gambling in Virginia.
“We are excited to build a world-class Caesars resort in Danville with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, a valued partner of Caesars Entertainment for more than 20 years,” said Anthony Carano, President and Chief Operating Officer for Caesars.
“This venture is a vital opportunity for our nation and our people,” commented Richard Sneed, Principal Chief of the EBCI. “We are excited to be expanding our longstanding and successful partnership with Caesars Entertainment to develop a first-class resort that will be defined by luxury and service that Caesars’ guests have known and come to expect.”