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Chicago City Council approves Bally's casino complex in River West. The proposal still needs approval from the Illinois Gaming Board. Mayor Lori Lightfoot is running for reelection. Alds. Brian Hopkins, Anthony Beale, Raymond Lopez, Brendan Reilly, and Ed Burke voted against the project. Baly's inked an agreement with the Chicago Federation of Labor to ensure construction and casino workers are allowed to unionize. 60% of the jobs created by the casino will be filled by Black, Latino or Asian workers. Bly's Chicago casino is set to have have 3,400 slots and 173 table games, an exhibition hall, 500-room hotel, a 3-story underground parking garage and 11 restaurants.
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Final details in Chicago Casino Plan Approved By Council. Alderpeople gave final zoning approval to the proposed Chicago casino district Wednesday. The measure passed 39-5 with Alds. Brian Hopkins, Anthony Beale, Ed Burke, Raymond Lopez, Brendan Reilly and Sophia King voting no. Bally's still requires licensing approval from the Illinois Gaming Board to proceed with the Chicago casinos. Medinah Temple, 600 N. Wabash Ave., in River North, is expected to open next year. The permanent Baly’s casino could bring in around $200 million in annual tax revenue to offset the city”s police and fire pension debt by its second year in business.
Chicago City Council Approves Bally's $1.7 billion Casino Plan. The plan commission and the zoning committee had already approved the amended proposal on Monday and Tuesday. Baly's was designated as the city’s preferred operator in May, beating out Rush Street and Hard Rock. Mayor Lori Lightfoot kickstarted the bidding process by rewriting the tax rates for a downtown casino. The downtown casinos generate $800 million in revenue and $200 million annually in annual tax revenue for the Chicago city at full maturity.
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Bally's plans to build a $1.74 billion casino on 30 acres of land in River West neighborhood are set for a final vote by the Chicago City Council on Wednesday. The proposal advanced with the support of Ald. Walter Burnett, whose 27th Ward will be home to the massive development. It was championed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Alds. Brian Hopkins, Anthony Beale, Raymond Lopez and Brendan Reilly voted against the proposal. The casino is set to have 3,400 slots and 173 table games, an exhibition hall, 500-room hotel, a 3-000-seat theater and 11 restaurants.
A Bally's casino complex in River West is on the brink of approval. The proposal was advanced 10-4 by the Zoning Committee. Mayor Lori Lightfoot has made opening a casino in Chicago a goal of her tenure in office. Alderman Burnett has no reservations about the project's plans on hiring. The casino will be run by Rhode Island-based Baly's, which owns and manages more than a dozen casinos across the nation. It will include an exhibition hall, a 500-room hotel, 3,000-seat theater, 11 restaurants and 4,00 gaming positions.
The Los Angeles Rams have only eight takeaways this season. Raheem Morris is using Jalen Ramsey and Troy Hill in the slot more to force more turnovers. The Rams are hosting the Arizona Cardinals in Week 10. The Cardinals have been using DeAndre Hopkins out of the Slot more recently. It's a high-volume area of field. Rams coach Morris believes it's giving Ramsey, Hill more opportunities to make plays on the ball. He also believes that it will increase the number of takeaway chances. They are tied for the fifth-fewest in NFL.
The Edmonton Oilers are in British Columbia for training camp. They were off on Tuesday to fish and shoot clay pigeons as team building exercises. The team will play the Canucks later tonight at Rogers Place. They defeated the team they defeated 7-2 on Monday. Vancouver will have a different team than the one that played the Oilers. It is a road race for the players. Edmonton wants to improve as they progress through training. There are nine games in the first 12 weeks of the season at home.
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Chicago City Council approves Bally’s $1.7 billion casino in River West. The vote followed a frenzied week of casino votes at City Hall. Mayor Lori Lightfoot thanks labor leaders for helping her deliver a Chicago casino after decades of "futility". . The Illinois Gaming Board must approve the deal. It was a schedule without precedent for a City council. it was on Monday, recessed, and then the Bly”s plan was muscled through.
The city council approved a plan to offer Chicago's sole casino license to Bally's Corporation. Brian Hopkins, Anthony Beale, Ed Burke, Ray Lopez, Byron Sigcho-Lopez, Brendan Reilly, and Michele Smith voted against the proposal. Sophia King recused herself from the vote. The proposal will now go to the Illinois Gaming Board for approval. If approved, the new casino-resort and entertainment complex will be constructed at the Chicago Tribune’s Publishing Center in the River West neighborhood. Construction is expected to be completed in 2025. Baly's plans to operate a temporary casino at Medinah Temple in River North neighborhood in meantime.
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The winner wishes to remain anonymous. He won $227,000 on an Instant Play game in late April. The winner went to the lottery headquarters on May 10 to pick up his check for $161,407.
Chicago Sun Times
The U.S. Highway 95 southbound closure will last from 2 a.m. Sunday to 5 a.,m Monday. The work involves removing old crumb-rubber asphalt and preliminary striping for the freeway's new, four-lane configuration. Eastern Avenue offramp from U.,S., 95 will reopen ahead of schedule at 5 am. Thursday.
Bally's River West proposal is a finalist for Chicago's first casino. The proposal would be located at the Chicago Tribune printing site. It is one of three bids for the project. A special committee has not yet finished its work. Bally’s has offered to pay $25 million upfront to the city. The other bidders have not offered up any money. All three proposals met opposition from local residents. They are concerned about the cost and the location. There are concerns about all the proposals.
Ald. Brian Hopkins on Bally’s winning the Chicago casino bid: ‘I’m against the proposal and I’m against the process’
Brian Hopkins and John Williams discuss the Mayor's decision to favor Bally's for the first Chicago casino license. John's show focuses on current events, sports, television programs, movies and books.
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Pennsylvania's gambling market has seen a record increase in gross gaming revenue in October.
Internal health department COVID-19 data shows at least 562 breakthrough infections among Las Vegas casino workers
There have been more than 500 breakthrough infections of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated casino workers in Clark County. The data was collected by the Southern Nevada Health District during contact tracing investigations. There had been 562 breakthrough cases in casino employees and 575 in health care workers. Food handlers accounted for 416 cases. By far the largest category in the data is "Other" which includes 7,374 cases and does not break out job titles or industries.
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Koi Nation proposes to build one of the largest casino and resort complexes in Northern California near Windsor.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa donates $500,000 to Tampa Bay charities. The 50 charities received $10,00 each during a reception inside HardRock Event Center.
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Some Sin City casinos require employees to cover up again. Nevada struggles to contain surging COVID-19 cases.
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YouTube will restrict gambling ad placements on social media networks.
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Tens of thousands of people are out on the Las Vegas Strip on New Year's Eve despite warnings from the governor. Most everyone is wearing a face mask. The tourist-dependent economy of Las Las has been hit hard this year because of the coronavirus. New Years Eve is typically one of biggest parties in the city with more than 330,000 revelers. This year casinos are limited to 25% capacity, most nightclubs are closed and the fireworks show was canceled.
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Hustler Casino Live to bring new streaming Cash Game Show to Internet. Team behind one of the most popular cash game programs ever have decided to open for action at one the Southern California’s mostpopular poker rooms.