The Danville Casino, future home of Caesars, officially opened its doors on Monday morning at the corner of West Main Street and Bishop Road. The 40,000 square-foot temporary facility will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
A line of customers was waiting for the doors to open.
“We want to welcome you to Danville,” Mayor Alonzo Jones said during a brief ribbon cutting ceremony prior to the opening of the doors shortly before 10 a.m. “Danville is really excited. Our phones have been blowing off the hook [with] people from all over the Carolinas, all over the state of Virginia.”
Barron Fuller, regional president for Caesars Entertainment, expressed gratitude to the community for the part it played in getting the casino to Danville.
"We want to thank everybody in the crowd today that helped us get where we are today," he said.
Richard French, president of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, which is partnering with Caesars for the casino, said the organization hopes to help build Danville back.
"We just want to thank you all for taking the chance and giving us an opportunity to help you grow and have this casino here," French said.
The temporary facility’s offerings include:
- 740 of the newest and most popular slot machine titles
- 25 live table games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and more
- 28 electronic table games, including Blackjack, Roulette and Craps
- Eight Caesars Sportsbook self-service betting kiosks offering a wide array of sports wagering opportunities
- Caesars Rewards® Center, providing guests the opportunity to join Caesars’ award-winning customer loyalty program and begin earning Rewards Credits
- Three Stacks, a 24/7 quickserve restaurant, serving classic American fare.
Danville Casino will also be part of Caesars Entertainment’s expansive Caesars Rewards® network.
Construction continues at the site on the $650 million permanent casino resort, which will operate under the name Caesars Virginia and will include a 500-room hotel and a world-class casino gaming floor with over 1,300 slots, 85 live table games, 24 electronic table games, a WSOP™ poker room and a Caesars Sportsbook. In addition, the resort will feature a full-service spa, pool, high-quality bars and restaurants, a 2,500-seat state-of-the-art live entertainment theater and 40,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. The resort is slated to open in late 2024.