The Golden Nugget Danville wasted little time in using a temporary operating permit issued by the Illinois Gaming Board.
Thirteen months after a groundbreaking ceremony, the new casino [opened] to the public for the first time at 4:00 p.m. Saturday. Initially, the casino on Lynch Road in Danville’s Eastgate area will be open eight hours a day, closed on Tuesdays. A formal grand opening is planned at a later date.
“We are excited to take the next big step in the process, and open our casino to the over 21 public,” said Danville Development president Jimmy Wilmot, in a news release sent out Saturday morning announcing the opening.