Caesars Entertainment could bring a casino resort to the former Dan River Inc. industrial complex at Schoolfield in Danville, city officials announced Monday afternoon.

City leaders are in negotiations with the Paradise, Nevada-based Caesars to be Danville’s casino operator.

If Danville City Council selects the company from among four candidates, Caesars would be expected to invest more than $400 million and create 1,300 jobs with competitive benefits packages and average pay between $35,000 and $47,000 annually, officials announced at the Schoolfield site.

The company has plans for up to 500 hotel rooms, a 35,000-square-foot conference center, a 2,500-seat live entertainment venue, restaurants and bars, 2,000 slot machines, 75 table games, 16 poker tables and a sportsbook.

The project is expected to be complete in 2023 and is anticipated to generate 900 construction jobs.

Caesars Entertainment’s resorts operate under Caesars, Harrah’s and Horseshoe brand names.

John Crane reports for the Danville Register & Bee. Contact him at jcrane@registerbee.com or (434) 791-7987.

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