Danville prioritizes education for casino revenue
DANVILLE, Va – City leaders in Danville say a majority of funding from the recently approved plans for a new casino will go toward education. After the casino referendum was passed late last year, a committee got to work asking how the community thought the new revenue should be spent. The next priorities after education include economic development and expanding opportunities for new jobs. The thing that we want to focus in on is setting ourselves apart from other communities so that we can be a community of choice,” explained Danville City Manager Ken Larking. He said Danville City Council will have meetings with the school board to discuss the funding.
Danville to get $15 million from Caesars Entertainment for new casino scheduled to open in 2023
DANVILLE, Va. – More updates for the future of the new Danville casino in the upcoming years were given at Tuesday’s city council meeting. Steven Gould, the campaign director for Caesars Entertainment, said that Danville will get $15 million from the casino and hotel company. In 2021, Danville residents can weigh in on the design of the casino and construction will begin at the end of the year. Gould said that Caesars still needs to close on the purchase of the Schoolfield property then select an architect for the project. The casino is set to open in 2023.