Caesars temporary casino opens in Danville, Virginia.
Caesars temporary casino opens in Danville, Virginia.

The Virginia Lottery Board has approved a license to operate for Caesars Virginia. The vote clears the way for the opening of a temporary casino on May 10 in Danville.

Virginia Board of Lottery Chairman Ferhan Hamid said: “The Virginia Board of Lottery takes its statutory role of overseeing casino gaming in the community very seriously. All citizens, whether or not they use these facilities, need to be aware that they are operated and regulated responsibly”.

As the third facility in Virginia, Caesars Virginia will join Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Temporary Bristol and Rivers Casino Portsmouth. The Virginia Lottery Board approved the casino license for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Temporary Bristol in April 2022, and the temporary facility on the site of the former Bristol Mall opened on July 8, 2022. The license for the Rivers Casino Portsmouth was approved in November of last year, and the casino opened on January 23 of this year.

Caesars Virginia is currently under construction, following its August opening. The permanent site is expected to generate up to $38 million in tax revenue for the city after the property is up and running in 2024.

Costing US$650 million, it will include a 500-room hotel and casino gaming floor with more than 1,300 slots, 85 live table games, 24 electronic table games, a WSOP poker room and a sports betting venue. Caesars. There will also be a spa, pool area and fitness centre. Meeting and convention space will total 3,716.12 square meters with an entertainment venue to accommodate up to 2,500 guests.

About Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Interactive Entertainment is an online, mobile and social gaming company focused on casino entertainment and is a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, the largest gaming company in the world. The group owns the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and several social game developers, all under its Playtika division.

Games include Slotomania, Caesars Casino, Bingo Blitz and Bingo Rush. Partnerships with Microsoft and Electronic Arts include use of the WSOP brand in games for the Xbox platform, mobile devices and a WSOP-branded Facebook game.