Developer’s Plan For Danville Is More Than Just A Casino
The group that wants to bring a Las Vegas-style casino resort into Danville says it is looking at a bigger picture and wants to build a family-oriented destination to facilitate economic progress in the area.
In a recent City Council meeting, Haven Gaming LLC presented its proposal, which was met with approval. The group was approved as the city’s casino’s operating partner. The resort will be family-oriented, and it will include a hotel, several restaurants, pools, 4,000 parking spaces among other things.
Bill Bembenek, a Haven Gaming official, said, “This is more than just the typical casino. It will be a resort complex. A destination. A place that people will be excited to come to, and more importantly, more excited to want to come back to. We’ve opened similar resorts like this across the country, and this is really the new evolution of what gaming really is. It’s a multi-level experience.”
The Upside Of The Resort
The group is looking at next year as a probable time to break ground. The main hold up will be obtaining a license from the Illinois Gaming Board, and that will probably take 12 months.
The Chicago attorney with the Haven group Scott Sypol said, “We want to create a magnificent edifice.”
Going forward, the group is looking at about 1,000 full-time jobs once the development is completed within the next three years. The group also expects the project to more than 400 construction jobs.
“We always had ideas about the perfect casino resort, and now we have the opportunity to do it,” Sypolt said. “We will be building something that Danville is very proud of, something Vermilion County is very proud of.”
The group is committed to paying the city around a 4% revenue share. This is something Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. Praised the group for.
“We are thrilled to have them as partners,” Williams said