Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Caesars Virginia gets application approval, new casino opens next month

Caesars Virginia became the third approved casino operator in the commonwealth on Wednesday. The Virginia Lottery Board approved its application to open a casino in Danville, Va.

This comes after a comprehensive review of application materials submitted by Caesars Virginia, LLC and an extensive background investigation by the Virginia Lottery.

Under legislation passed by the General Assembly in 2020, the Virginia Lottery licenses and regulates casinos and sports betting in the commonwealth.

Caesars Virginia will be the third casino to open in the commonwealth behind Hard Rock’s Bristol Casino and Rivers Casino Portsmouth. Hard Rock received its license approval in April 2022 and subsequently opened the doors of its temporary facility to the public in July 2022. Rivers Casino Portsmouth received its license approval in November 2022 and opened publicly in January 2023.

“For months, the Lottery’s Gaming Compliance Department and legal team have conducted background investigations and examined every detail of this application,” said Virginia Lottery Executive Director Kelly Gee. “Those investigations include not just Caesar’s Virginia, but all the vendors and employees.”

Caesar’s will initially operate at a "temporary facility" while it prepares to open its permanent resort next year.

Caesars Virginia will open its doors on May 15 at 10 a.m.

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