Mayor Lori Lightfoot Asks Bidders For Chicago Casino To Submit Formal Plans By August 23The mayor's office said any plans for a Chicago casino-resort must include a hotel with as many as 500 rooms, meeting space, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues.
Illinois Casinos, Video Gaming Operations To Reopen Wednesday, July 1The Illinois Gaming Board said every casino and video gaming terminal operator in the state was required to provide their own reopening plan to guide operations for when gaming resumes at 9 a.m. on July 1.
Horse Racing Set To Return At Arlington Race Track In July, Pending ApprovalHorse racing is set to return at Arlington Park, without fans, at least to start.
Coronavirus Closings: Illinois Gaming Board Suspends All Video Gambling Operations Through March 30The Illinois Gaming Board ordered all licensed video gambling establishments in the state to halt gaming operations from 9 p.m. Monday through March 30.
Illinois Gaming Board Seeks To Revoke Gold Rush Gaming Owner Rick Heidner's LicenseThe Illinois Gaming Board has accused Gold Rush Gaming owner Rick Heidner of offering a $5 million “illegal inducement” to a gambling parlor chain owner.
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.
Gaming Board Rejects Video Gambling At Hometown Strip MallThe mayor of a small southwestern suburb is unhappy with a decision by the Illinois Gaming Board to reject the suburb's proposal for a video gambling mall.
Video Gambling's Spread Raising Cash, EyebrowsSince video gambling began in Illinois two years ago, the slot-like terminals have been showing up in places lawmakers never imagined — floral shops, laundromats, liquor stores and gas stations. They're also now the main attraction at dozens of storefront bistros and cafes geared toward women.
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.
Senate Approves New Gambling Expansion PlanA refined plan to add more casinos and slot machines in Illinois -- clarified to quell concerns over who would control a Chicago casino -- was approved by the Illinois Senate on Wednesday, a proposal supporters believe is their best chance yet to expand gambling in the state.
Mayor, Governor 'Very Close' To Deal For Chicago CasinoGov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel both said Friday they are “very close” to reaching a deal that would bring a casino to Chicago.
Legal Video Gambling Finally A Reality In IllinoisAfter three years of waiting, legalized video gambling in Illinois has finally begun going live at Illinois bars, restaurants, and other locations.
Video Gambling Slow To Move Ahead In IllinoisVideo gambling in the state seems to be in a holding pattern.
Quinn Overhauls Ill. Gaming BoardGov. Pat Quinn is replacing everyone on the Illinois Gaming Board except the chairman, an advocate for strong regulation of gambling.