Construction begins on $100 million Danville Casino

Construction has begun on a $100 million Golden Nugget casino in Danville.

The general contractor for the 11 month project is William Construction of Indianapolis is the general contractor and Danville Development reached an agreement with the local unions.

The structure will be built at 204 Eastgate Dr. on the site of a former industrial property being demolished. The developers say the existing services at the old structure will speed up the construction schedule.

Tom Wilmot Jr., President of Casino Development at Wilmoritethe lead partner behind the project, said he couldn’t be more excited about the groundbreaking.

He said Kuhlmann Design Group designed an amazing attraction and an exciting place for people to find entertainment.

He also said they were excited to work with general contractor Wilhelm of Indianapolis, bringing his expertise in building casinos and working with the Illinois Building Trades, the Danville Business News reported. “Today is a happy day for Danville,” he said.

Approximately 60,000 m². The 30-meter-sided pre-engineered metal building will remain and be refurbished for the Phase 1 development of the casino. The casino will include a 41,500 square foot gaming hall with 500 slot machines, two restaurants, a sportsbook and 14 table games. There will be an online gaming and digital sports betting platform through Golden Nugget Online Gaming, Inc.

Additional space in the building can be used for meeting rooms or an additional casino or restaurant.

“As an owner/developer, this inauguration means that our work has only just begun. We must not only meet construction deadlines, we must also meet the expectations of our future customers and the citizens of Danville. We are definitely up for this challenge and look forward to being part of this amazing community. We realize that our job now is to deliver on the promises we made,” said James A. Wilmot, president of Danville Development, LLC, through a press release.

“It’s a great day for the town of Danville. This casino has been in the making for 30 years and I am proud that this project has come to fruition under my leadership. It’s something that’s been talked about for many years and I’m thrilled to be able to be a part of this pivotal moment in our city’s history,” Williams said.

Alice F. Ponder