Caesars Entertainment to choose Danville casino contractor next month

Caesars Entertainment says it hopes to choose a contractor next month.
Caesars Entertainment says it hopes to choose a contractor next month.

The Danville casino project in Virginia is awaiting bid proposals for a general contractor. Bids are due in early January.

US.- Caesars Entertainment has told the Danville City Council that bid proposals for a general contractor for the city’s future casino will be presented next month. The $500m project, which was approved by voters in Danville last November, will feature a 500-room hotel, casino floor, Caesars sportsbook, World Series of Poker Room, a restaurant, and entertainment offerings.

The site for the casino is set for the former Dan River Mills industrial complex in the Schoolfield area. the area is undergoing abatement and demolition.

Robert Livingston, senior vice president of development for Caesars Entertainment, said the goal was to select a contractor by the end of January. He said the company was looking for a contractor with the capacity to “mobilize quickly to get this project underway in the spring.”

He added: “The Danville construction market is just not big enough on its own to cover everything needed for this project. We are excited about putting as many local folks to work on this project as humanly possible and for many years to come.”

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