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Rivers Casino Fined For Sending Materials To Gambling Addicts

DES PLAINES, Ill. (CBS) — A dozen gambling addicts were sent promotional materials and even cash advances from the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, and now the casino has been fined. As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie […]

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

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Report: Rivers Casino Meant Big Revenues For Illinois Last Year

The newest Illinois casino helped to raise the state’s take from gambling for the first time since 2007.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

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Report: Emergency Radios Failing Inside Rivers Casino

When it comes to safety and security, the city of Des Plaines does not want to gamble on the communications equipment at the new Rivers Casino.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2011

Devin Hester. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)

Bears Fan Who Slapped Hester Apologizes

The man accused of slapping Bears return man Devin Hester while waiting in line at a Des Plains casino has apologized.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2011

Daniel G. Rago, 52, was arrested after slapping Devin Hester in the back of the head. (Des Plaines Police Department)

Devin Hester Assaulted At Casino Last Week

Devin Hester was a battery victim last Friday at Rivers Casino in Des Plaines. He was slapped in the back of the head while waiting in line.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011

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Kane County Official Warns Casino Tax Revenues Are Unsustainable

The head of the Kane County Board is warning that the county has to wean itself from what she calls an unreliable source of revenue.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

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New Casino Is ‘Cannibalizing’ Business At Other Facilities, Official Says

New figures seem to support the argument that new casinos cannibalize the profits of existing ones.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

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Rivers Casino Crowds Already Too Big

On only its first day of being open to the public, the Chicago area’s newest casino was proving to be a little bit too popular.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2011

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State Hopes To Hit Jackpot With Des Plaines Casino

The State of Illinois is hoping to hit the jackpot with the area’s newest casino in Des Plaines.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2011

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Gaming Board Boss Wants Quinn To Veto Casino Expansion

The chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board warned Gov Pat Quinn on Wednesday not to expand gambling operations in Illinois. Aaron Jaffee said he wants Quinn to veto legislation passed earlier this year that would allow for a massive expansion of casino gaming in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

Construction is still underway at Rivers Casino in Des Plaines. The new suburban gambling mecca is scheduled to open July 2011. (Paul Cesarz/ CBS Chicago)

Suburban Casino Under Construction Brings 1,000 New Jobs

Lady Luck is going to smile on a thousand eager job-seekers hoping to fill the 1,000 openings at a new suburban gambling mecca.

WBBM Newsradio–05/14/2011

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The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines is looking for about 1,000 new employees.


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1,000 Jobs Coming To Des Plaines Casino

The new Rivers Casino is seeking to fill roughly 1,000 positions, from managers to restaurant personnel.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2011