Indiana Casino Executive Charged In Illegal Campaign SchemeA top executive of an Indiana casino company that is building a new $400 million casino in Gary has been indicted on federal charges of illegally funneling campaign contributions to a former state lawmaker’s unsuccessful congressional campaign, officials announced Tuesday.
Governor Signs Tax Bill Into Law Paving The Way For A Chicago CasinoChicago can have a new casino. Gov. JB Pritzker Tuesday signed a new gaming tax bill into law that paves the way for the gambling center.
Des Plaines Casino Closes For COVID-19 ConcernsThe casino said there are no known COVID-19 cases on the property, but it is suspending operations "out of an abundance of caution and to promote the social distancing recommended by health officials."
Indiana Just Days Away From Legalized Sports BettingSports betting is just days away from becoming legal in Indiana and the state's casinos are lining up to start collecting wagers.
Feasibility Study: Chicago Casino Likely Can't Be Financed Under State's Current StructureMayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday said the state statute that authorized casino gambling in Chicago would make it impossible for a casino operator to be successful.
Mayor Lightfoot Identifies Five Sites For Chicago CasinoAccording to the city, an "open and thorough community engagement process to solicit meaningful feedback on preferred areas" will take place. It will start first with an online survey, then a series of neighborhood town halls to get feedback.
Indiana Casino Hotel Closes With Planned Move To Inland SiteThe June 30 closure came as the current owner of the Majestic Star Casino in Gary is working to move it from along Lake Michigan to a location along the busy Interstate 80-94 in the city.
Bus Drives Off Bridge Near Gary CasinoA bus went off the side of a bridge early Sunday near the Majestic Star Casino in Gary, Ind., leaving the driver unable to talk.
Wheelchair Thief Strikes At Indiana CasinoIt was a reverse jackpot for an injured woman who got caught up in the slots. WBBM Newsradio's Bob Roberts reports.
Iowa Casino Doesn't Have To Pay Antioch Grandmother $41M Jackpot GlitchWhen an Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she'd hit it big. The screen said: "Bonus Award - $41797550.16." But state officials later concluded the award was a computer glitch, and the Iowa Supreme Court ruled McKee didn't hit any jackpot -- no matter what the screen told her.
Gambling Supporters Propose Casino In Thompson CenterIts known for being too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, but some gambling supporters have proposed to put a casino in the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago.
Gaming Board Considering 24/7 Operations For Illinois CasinosIllinois casinos are currently required to close for two hours a day but spokesman Tom Swoike is arguing for round the clock operation, seven days a week.
Quinn: Illinois Gaming Board Should Have Oversight Over Chicago CasinoMayor Emanuel has backed legislation that would establish a Chicago gaming board to oversee a city casino operation. But speaking at a city club luncheon, Governor Quinn said state regulators must have the ultimate power of oversight.
Police: Stolen Rings May Lead To Casino Murder SuspectGriffith Police believe that the person who kidnapped Mary Austgen may have taken two rings she was wearing during the abduction.
2 Investigators, BGA: Casino Treats Joliet Officials To VIP CardsIt’s not illegal, but it’s a bad bet, the BGA says. 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.