204 Eastgate Drive
Golden Nugget Danville will has received initial approval from the Illinois Gaming Board to build a casino in the city of Danville, Illinois. The casino will be 41,500 square feet with 500 slot machines, 14 table games and a sportsbook. There will be two restaurants including a Landrys restaurant named Saltgrass Steakhouse.
Construction began April 19, 2022 with the grand opening expected in less than one year.
The location for the Golden Nugget Danville casino will be 204 Eastgate Drive in the Southgate Industrial Park. A former warehouse has been demolished and removed from the site.
Danville, Illinois is one of six cities selected for a new casino under the Rebuild Illinois Law enacted last June.
Danville City Council set up a steering committee comprised of city and business leaders to recommend qualified candidates as casino operators. The committee made its recommendations, and the council sent each referral a Solicitation for Proposal for the Danville casino project.
Seven candidates responded favorably with Intent to Reply. Their deadline for submitting a proposal was July 31. Only two proposals were received by that time so the deadline was extended to August 21.
The Illinois Gaming Board met Oct 28 for final review and approved a Danville casino proposal by Danville Development LLC.
Danville Development LLC updated and resubmitted its application to the Illinois Gaming Board for the Danville casino to be named Golden Nugget Danville. The project is led by Wilmorite Construction of Rochester, NY, who secured the Golden Nugget branding for the casino, online sports wagering and a Landry's steakhouse.
The Illinois Gaming Board approved the plan for Golden Nugget Danville and issued a Determination of Preliminary Suitability.
Three renderings have been released to the public to date. The first rendering is the casino exterior pictured above. The other two are the restaurant bar and a sports bar.
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Some initial information has been released about the Golden Nugget Danvilleas to date. However, more details about the property are still pending.
41,500-square-foot gaming floor
500 slot machines,
14 table games
Restaurant 2 TBA
Entertainment venues have not yet been announced.
April 19, 2022
A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled today in Danville, Illinois for the new Golden Nugget Danville casino. Construction is expected to be completed in less than a year with a grand opening in March 2024.
March 18, 2022
Last week the Golden Nugget Danville took a major step forward when the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB)issued a "preliminary finding of suitability". The is the prerequisite action of the IGB in its process of granting a full casino license.
Golden Nugget Danville joins four other approved casino projects in Illinois. Only Chicago is still in the casino selection process. The Illinois Gaming Board has already issued its Determination of Preliminary Suitability for American Place in Waukegan, Hard Rock Casino in Rockford, Wind Creek Illinois in South Suburbs and Walker's Bluff Casino Resort in Williamson County.
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