Ahead of casino opening, Caesars to host event for suppliers in Danville

Caesars Entertainment is planning an event next month to give suppliers more insight in opportunities with the upcoming Danville casino set to open in late 2024.

The supplier outreach event is set for Feb. 1 at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. The event will consist of two sessions, with the first from 9:30 a.m. to noon and the second from 1:30 to 4 p.m., a news release stated.

“We are excited to host this event and share information about opportunities available to local and regional suppliers as we prepare to open Caesars Virginia,” Chris Albrecht, senior vice president and general manager of Caesars Virginia, said in a statement. “We believe that working with local suppliers is essential to the success of our new resort, and we look forward to building strong partnerships with the best suppliers in the area.”

The sessions will give businesses a better understanding about supplier opportunities for Caesars Virginia and will focus on operational needs outside of construction, including food and beverage, technology and other goods/services, according to the release.

The permanent Caesars Virginia casino, currently under construction, is expected to generate up to $38 million in tax revenue to the city after it is up and running in 2024.

Whiting-Turner is the contractor building the Danville casino resort. The firm also has constructed the Horseshoe Baltimore, as well as projects at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, The LINQ Hotel+Experience Las Vegas, Harvey’s Lake Tahoe and more.

Plans include a destination resort casino with a 500-room hotel.

The casino will feature more than 1,400 slot machines and table games, Caesars Sportsbook and WSOP Poker Room, a live poker room named for and carrying the spirit of the legendary World Series of Poker with 25 tables, Caesars Entertainment has said.

Meeting and convention space will total 40,000 square feet with an entertainment venue to accommodate up to 2,500 guests. There will also be restaurants and bars. Nine hundred construction jobs will be filled as well as 1,300 operational jobs.

While that is being built, a temporary casino is expected to open in the middle of this year. There’s a structure that looks like a white tent on a small part of the casino site in Schoolfield.

“It’s going to look like the inside of a normal building and it will be of decent quality,” Danville City Manager Ken Larking told the Register & Bee recently. “It’s more substantial than maybe it appears from the outside.”

The facility will include slot machines and gaming tables, Larking said, adding that he wasn’t sure how many of each amenity will be offered.

There will also be food onsite, with food trucks possible, he said.

Meanwhile, Caesars Virginia also is actively seeking individuals for casino dealer training.

The company had to fill hundreds of positions involving dealing cards and operating other parts of the casino.

No casino experience is needed, officials said. Candidates selected will “partake in a complimentary 12-week training program and successful graduates will be offered employment with the casino.”

To apply to be a dealer trainee, visit www.caesars.com/caesars-virginia by Feb. 1.

For the supplier event, pre-registration is required. Learn more online at https://caesarssupplierdiversity.formstack.com/forms/danville_supplier_outreach_event.

Article by Staff Reports | Register & Bee