Caesars Entertainment and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) have agreed to a $650 million deal to build Caesars Virginia in Danville.
According to a press release from Caesars, the partnership will be a tourism engine and economic driver for Danville and the surrounding region, while also creating thousands of construction and operational jobs.
“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, Caesars President and COO, at the announcement.
“Across the United States, Caesars’ diverse collection of destinations is synonymous with unparalleled service, impressive benefits through our Caesars Rewards loyalty program, superstar entertainment talent, and culinary excellence.” We will bring these incredible offerings to the Danville area for people to enjoy.”
“This venture is a vital opportunity for our nation and our people,” said Richard Sneed, Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
“We are thrilled to be expanding our long-standing and successful partnership with Caesars Entertainment to create a world-class resort that will be defined by the luxury and service that Caesars’ guests have come to expect.”
The casino will have a 500-room hotel, 1,300 slot machines, Caesars’ sportsbook, 24 electronic table games, and a WSOP (World Series of Poker) poker room when completed, according to Caesars.
There will also be a spa, a swimming pool, bars, restaurants, a 2,500-seat theater, and 40,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.