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Tribe to partner on $650 million Virginia casino complex

Tribe to partner on $650 million Virginia casino complex

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will partner with Caesars Entertainment Inc on a $650 million casino resort in Danville, Virginia, Caesars announced today. The project will break ground this week.

“This venture is a vital opportunity for our nation and our people,” said EBCI Principal Chief Richard Sneed. “We are excited to be expanding our longstanding and successful partnership with Caesars Entertainment to develop a first-class resort that will be defined by luxury and service that Caesars’ guests have known and come to expect.”

Caesars Virginia will include a 500-room hotel and a gaming floor with more than 1,300 slots, 85 live table games, 24 electronic table games, a WSOP poker room and a Caesars Sportsbook. The facility will also 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.

Caesars will manage the casino, while Caesars, the EBCI and a local minority investor will be partners in the enterprise.

The project is expected to open in late 2024 and to create thousands of construction and operational jobs.

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