The announcement about the installation of a casino in Danville, Illinois, has aroused much enthusiasm among its residents for the benefits that a gambling house would have for the local economy. Unlike Chicago where the legislation and reserves of many of its residents have slowed these projects, in this city located in Vermilion County there is enthusiasm for the placement of the first record.
After the election of Danville, only two candidates would meet the requirements to obtain the installation permit for the new playhouse. The municipal authorities will now have to choose one of them.
Rickey Williams, Jr., the mayor of Danville, made the announcement to City Hall last week about the selection of the two candidates. Next Tuesday, September 17, the Council must decide which of the two will be the lucky winner, after the final recommendation is presented.
According to the mayor “Both (candidates) are strong, only in different ways.”
Before deciding on who will finally win the good pro, the city still performs the background check of each of them. The municipal authorities are also negotiating the offers presented by each of the companies, in order to obtain the greatest benefits for the city.
Benefits for the city
The Danville casino project promises the creation of about 600 direct full-time jobs; more dozens of part-time and indirect jobs. It is also expected to generate tax revenues of about 7 million dollars, which for a city of only 33,000 residents is a blessing.
If there are no delays in the decision and the construction and operation license is finally granted, the casino should be completed before the end of 2021. The fact that both candidates have chosen the same place to build the casino is already an advantage.
This will make it easier for municipal authorities to manage the regulation of the area. Next month, the Danville Planning and Zoning Commission must vote for the approval or not of the rezoning project of the area where the casino will be built, presented by city officials.
The site is located in the industrial park of the city, near the Indiana state line, next to Interstate 74. In addition, it has ample access, through several exit ramps.