Danville breaks ground on new casino hoping to boost local economy

DANVILLE, Ill. – Residents cheered Tuesday as Danville city officials wearing hard hats shoveled dirt on a patch of land in an industrial park off of Interstate 74.  By next spring, that land is expected to be the home of Danville’s Golden Nugget Casino.  Former State Representative Lou Lang, who advised Danville officials on the […]

New casino approved for Danville

DANVILLE – The Golden Nugget Casino is one big step closer to calling Danville home. On Thursday morning, all four members of the Illinois Gaming Commission voted “yes” to allow Danville Development to move forward with its plans to build and open a new casino. Danville’s casino application is the last one in the state […]

The Illinois Gaming Board will consider a proposal for a Danville casino on March 10

DANVILLE – The Illinois Gaming Board has invited casino developers to their Thursday, March 10 meeting to make a presentation about their application for a casino license. Danville Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. announced the gaming board’s plans on Friday, February 25. A gaming board spokesperson confirmed the plans on Tuesday, March 2. Policy director Joe […]

Danville Officials Hope 2021 Will Be Their Year For A Casino

DANVILLE – Danville officials and casino developers hope that 2021 is the year their long-pursued project gets started. A revamped lineup of investors and developers is awaiting Illinois Gaming Board approval for their new license application, after a 2019 application was deemed incomplete and was withdrawn. Casino resort chain Golden Nugget is loaning money and […]

Danville Casino Operator To Withdraw Application, Submit New One

DANVILLE – The operator for a proposed Danville casino says it is withdrawing the application, it submitted last October, and plans to submit a new one next month. The request from Haven Gaming, LLC, to withdraw is on the agenda for Thursday’s meeting of the Illinois Gaming Board. In a statement, the Rochester, NY-based company […]