Behold: Official Renderings For $500 Million Caesars Virginia In Danville

Posted on September 16, 2021

Get a look at the official renderings for the new Caesars Virginia in Danville casino-resort

Caesars Entertainment on Wednesday unveiled official renderings for the estimated $500 million property.

The ultra-realistic renderings show how the Virginia casino, which will sit along on the Dan River Mills’ Schoolfield site, will transform the south-Virginia city.

Additionally, Caesars officials unveiled the latest timeline for the construction of the property. They expect to break ground in December with a formal opening in 2023.

Latest specs for Caesars Virginia In Danville

You can see the renderings for Caesars Virginia in Danville below.

However, if you’re curious about the details of the property, officials also unveiled the latest list of amenities. They expect the entertainment destination to be an economic and tourism driver. The price tag of the project has already increased $100 million from the initial estimate of $400 million.

Those Caesars Virginia in Danville attractions include:

  • Full casino with 1,400 slot machines and table games
  • Caesars Sportsbook
  • Poker cash games and tournaments in the WSOP Poker Room
  • 500-room hotel
  • Spa, pool, fitness center
  • 40,000 square feet of meeting and convention space
  • 2,500-seat entertainment venue

As Caesars Entertainment President and Chief Executive Officer Anthony Carano stated:

“Caesars Virginia will be an economic driver for the region, both as a tourist and entertainment draw and through the more than a thousand good-paying jobs the resort will create. The people of Danville have entrusted us to build a world-class resort, and we look forward to proving that trust was well-founded with an incredible resort worthy of the iconic Caesars brand.”

Danville casino renderings

Caesars Virginia will create 900 temporary construction jobs and 1,300 full-time jobs. Danville residents overwhelmingly voted in favor of the project, at least in part due to the expected economic impact to the city.

As Danville Mayor Alonzo Jones, who also served as a co-chair on the “Caesars for Danville” campaign committee, stated:

“Over the course of the last two years, myself, City Council and staff have taken great care to develop plans, alongside residents and Caesars Entertainment, to create a resort that will positively impact the community through new tax revenue, jobs, partnership opportunities with local businesses and tourism dollars. We are confident that Caesars Virginia will honor the old Dan River Mills’ Schoolfield site and become a pillar of pride for Danville and its people.”

But what will the resort actually look like? We now know.

The architect for Caesars Virginia in Danville is Marnell Companies. As we previously reported, the firm is also responsible for iconic properties such as Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and the Borgata in Atlantic City, N.J.

So, what about Danville? Here’s a look at the renderings, which incorporate the smokestacks and other signature aspects of the site’s former industrial design:

Photo by Caesars Entertainment
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