What? There is a casino in Danville, Va., and it is only about
an hour and a half away…let’s check it out.
What do I know about gambling? Truth be told, I know very little.
My gambling experience consists of two things. We would play blackjack as kids, and our currency consisted of toothpicks. The other gambling adventure I had was in Vegas. I was there for a work conference, and one night, a few other nurses and I decided to hit the Vegas Strip. I found myself in this vast Casino playing the penny slots. I soon became bored and went to the bar for a drink instead. Let’s remember also I did play the lottery once or twice, but with no wins to brag about.
Yes, a Casino is indeed coming to Danville, VA, in 2024.
It will be called Caesars, Virginia.
If you can’t wait for the full-size version, you are in luck; a temporary facility opened on May 15, 2023. Here is information on the temporary sight that I found at a
“Danville Casino is a 40,000-square-foot temporary facility that will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week beginning May 15 at 10 a.m. ET pending successful completion of test dates with the Virginia Lottery. Property offerings include:
- 740 of the newest and most popular slot machine titles
- 25 live table games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and more
- 28 electronic table games, including Blackjack, Roulette and Craps
- Eight Caesars Sportsbook self-service betting kiosks offering a wide array of sports wagering opportunities
- Caesars Rewards® Center, providing guests the opportunity to join Caesars’ award-winning customer loyalty program and begin earning Rewards Credits
- Three Stacks, a 24/7 quickserve restaurant, serving classic American fare”
As you drive up to the temporary facility, you can’t help but notice the 3 very tall smoke stacks. They are called The Three Sisters. These three smokestacks were part of a Brick Mill Building. Much of the architecture of the Casino will be based on the smoke stacks.
One thing you must do when you go in is get a Rewards Card. Each time you play a machine, you put the card in while playing, and you can accumulate rewards. Here is a link that explains it a bit more…
Rewards Card. I have the starter card, but the more you play, the greater your odds of getting a better card. I know I will have this yellow card for a long time…perhaps forever:-)