aesars Entertainment today announces the formal launch of the "Caesars For Danville" referendum campaign and committee, marking another step forward in the development of Caesars Virginia, a proposed $400 million premier resort and casino to open in 2023.
According to the company, "Danville voters will have the opportunity to vote yes and bring 900 construction jobs, 1,300 operational jobs and over $34 million annually in additional gaming tax revenue to the city."
The resort will include at least 300 hotel rooms, full-service spa, pool, world-class casino gaming floor, a 2,500-seat state-of-the-art live entertainment theater, 35,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, exciting bars and restaurants. Planning to break ground in late 2021, early 2022, the development will transform the old Dan River Mills Schoolfield site and create a tourism engine for Danville and the region.
"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," said Anthony Carano, president and chief operating officer for Caesars Entertainment. "Our diverse collection of destinations across the U.S. 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."
Additionally, Caesars Entertainment is incredibly pleased to share the four co-chairs for the "Caesars for Danville" campaign committee.
The Committee's Co-Chairs will advise and support the campaign committee and its efforts to see the successful passage of the referendum.
"Creating a world-class resort in Danville is the next step in our economic revitalization," said Delegate Danny Marshall. "This project will be transformative for our region and deserves our support."
Mayor Alonzo Jones added, "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our community and breathes life back into an old industrial site. I hope my fellow residents will join me in voting yes to bring Caesars to Danville."
"The opportunities for collaboration between Caesars Entertainment and Averett University are tremendous," shared Dr. Franks, "Our students will enjoy internship opportunities that can lead to rewarding and fulfilling careers right here in Danville."
Ms. Wright-Warren added, "Caesars has a strong record of lifting up small businesses in the areas where they operate, especially those owned by women and minorities. This is the kind of partner our area wants and deserves."
"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," stated Tony Rodio, strategic adviser leading the referendum efforts for Caesars Entertainment. "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."
Voters in Danville can support the "Caesars for Danville" referendum by voting yes on Nov. 3. Early voting begins Sept. 18.
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