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Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot Announces Shortlisted Candidates for City’s Sole Casino License

CHICAGO -Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced the City has shortlisted three bidders to progress to the next stage of the bidding process for the city's sole casino license. Following extensive evaluations, Bally's Corporation at the Tribune Site, Hard Rock at the ONE Central Site, and Rivers 78 at the 78 site (listed in alphabetical order) have…
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Bally's, Hard Rock, Rush Street finalists for Chicago casino license; two McCormick Place bids out after concerns

Chicago is now a little closer to opening its first casino after Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot's announcement Tuesday that the city has shortlisted three bidders to move to the next stage of the bidding process for the sole casino license. Bally's Corporation at the Tribune Site, Hard Rock at the ONE Central Site, and Rush Street Gaming's Rivers 78 at…
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Bally's, Hard Rock, Rush Street finalists for Chicago casino license; two McCormick Place bids out after concerns
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In Chicago casino sweepstakes, Friends of the Parks is backs Rivers’ Lakeside Center plan

Friends of the Parks on Tuesday put its chips on the table in the Chicago casino sweepstakes, favoring the proposed rebirth of Lakeside Center, the oldest and least-used building at McCormick Place. In a letter to supporters and contributors, Friends of the Parks Executive Director Juanita Irizarry argued point-by-point why the plan casino magnate…
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In Chicago casino sweepstakes, Friends of the Parks is backs Rivers’ Lakeside Center plan
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McCormick Place CEO warns of casino impact

The CEO of McCormick Place raised potential roadblocks Tuesday to casino proposals that involve the convention center's property and said changes in state law may be needed before its sites can accommodate gambling. Three of the five casino bids the city is evaluating call for using part of the convention complex, either Lakeside Center, McCormick…
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Official details of Chicago casino proposals released by officials.

City Hall in Chicago has released details regarding the five proposals for a casino property in the downtown area of the city. A timetable of sorts has been established for the casino to be constructed so the city can begin to take advantage of the hundreds of millions in expected annual revenue. A few details of the five proposals were made…
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City hears 5 bids from 3 bidders for new casino

CHICAGO - Three casino development groups are tossing their chips in to play the high stakes political game to become Chicago's gambling home and win approval to open a facility is expected to rake in around $1 billion per year. We learned more about their proposals on Thursday as they made their first public pitches to Mayor Lori Lightfoot at…
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Bally's, Hard Rock, Rush Street pitch 5 Chicago casino bids to public; Mayor weighs financial viability

Bally's, Rush Street Gaming and Hard Rock International presented five competing bids for a permanent Chicago casino to the public during a marathon meeting Thursday, attended by Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who said she wants the winner to be financially viable, architecturally stunning and be guided by the principles of inclusion and equity. The major…
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Bally's, Hard Rock, Rush Street pitch 5 Chicago casino bids to public; Mayor weighs financial viability
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Bidders Show Off Five Casino Proposals For Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) - We are one step closer to getting a casino in Chicago, and we now have an idea of what it could look like. The city has five proposals on the table from three companies. Each of the bidders on Thursday showed off what their casino would look like, and outlined the benefits they would bring to Chicago. Illinois COVID-19 Cases Hit…
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5 Chicago casino developers make public presentations

Breathtaking skyline views, luxury suites, thousands of slot machines - and even an "Eiffel Tower for Chicago." A full house of casino developers put it all on the table Wednesday in the latest round of Chicago's long game to open a big-city gambling mecca, making their pitches in the first round of public presentations to win Mayor Lori…
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Here's What Chicago's Casino Could Look Like

CHICAGO - City officials unveiled the five finalist casino proposals Friday, giving Chicagoans a first look at what the city's first casino could look like. The five casinos are being proposed for the Chicago Tribune printing site, the old Michael Reese site, near McCormick Place, at the One Central development near Solider Field and in the The…
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Chicago casino draft plans

Chicago residents will soon have a chance to weigh in on the city's massive plan to build a casino-resort and entertainment space at one of five proposed locations, officials said Friday. The city plans to hold its first public hearing on Dec.16 for residents to question the three firms behind the five pitches received last month. For now, the city…
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City Hall releases details of casino proposals

City Hall on Friday lifted the veil on five competing proposals for the downtown casino that has eluded Chicago mayors for generations and established a rigid timetable to get the projected $200 million in annual revenue rolling in. Broad outlines of the proposals to build a casino at McCormick Place Lakeside Center, the truck marshaling yards…
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More states considering casino gambling expansion

It's no wonder why states across the nation are in various stages of introducing some form of gaming to their citizens. The American Gaming Association last week reported that commercial gaming revenue hit a quarterly record for the months of July, August and September and that revenue is on a record pace for 2021. The AGA said that with $38.67…
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Lightfoot sets aggressive timetable for forging ahead on Chicago casino

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Friday she is "very excited" by the five "well thought out" bids she was dealt last week for a Chicago casino and plans to send a "final list to recommend" to the Illinois Gaming Board "sometime in the first quarter" of next year. With police and fire pension funds hovering dangerously close to insolvency and mounting…
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Lightfoot sets aggressive timetable for forging ahead on Chicago casino
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McCormick Place Lakeside Center eyed for Chicago casino in one of two Bluhm-backed bids

McCormick Place's Lakeside Center would become the "gem" of a south lakefront entertainment district under a proposal to transform the 50-year-old structure into Chicago's mega-casino. A group of developers who are already behind a $4 billion redevelopment of the former Michael Reese Hospital site near Bronzeville said Wednesday they're ready to go…
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Chicago Showered with Proposals as Single Casino License for Grabs

The City of Chicago is not lacking suitors when it comes to casino operators. The sole license that is now up for grabs has elicited some strong and determined action from no fewer than five companies that are pushing to secure an entry that would chart a way for their futures in the city and the region. Bally's Corporation is seemingly ahead in…
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Chicago receives five casino bids including Bally's, Hard Rock and Rush Street

ive bids have been issued in response to the City of Chicago's request for proposals (RFP) for its first integrated casino-resort, the Mayor's Press Office announced last Friday. The selected proposal will be granted the city's sole casino owner's license. The proposals are the following: Bally's Corporation submitted two proposals for two…
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Five Proposals Arrive for Chicago Integrated Casino Resort

HR Chicago has teamed up with Hard Rock International for its proposal, while Rivers Chicago and Rivers 78 Gaming have both proposed a Rush Street Gaming-run project. The remaining two RFPs - and perhaps the headline-stealers - both came from Bally's Corporation. The five proposals from four development groups represent a triumph for Lightfoot's…
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Chicago gets 5 casino proposals

Developers submitted five proposals to operate casinos in Chicago, bringing the city one step closer to a potential big revenue boost and achieving a goal that has eluded local mayors for decades. Still, the project will have to clear major hurdles in the coming months as Mayor Lori Lightfoot's administration sorts through the proposals and picks a…
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Planned Chicago integrated resort won’t be developed by a Las Vegas company

The developer of Chicago's first integrated resort won't have a Las Vegas address. Responses to a request for proposals were announced late Friday by the city, the country's third-largest metropolitan area with 9.5 million residents. Five proposals from four different companies were announced. Replies came from: Bally's Corp., which submitted two…
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Planned Chicago integrated resort won’t be developed by a Las Vegas company
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City of Chicago Receives Five Bids For Downtown Casino License

As poker hands go, the city of Chicago was dealt a promising opener for suitors to build a downtown casino: two pairs and a wild card. The city announced Friday it had received five bids in response to its Request for Proposals (RFP) issued in April. The deadline was originally established in August, but extended earlier in the summer to allow…
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5 Proposals Submitted for Chicago’s First Casino Resort

Chicago became one step closer to bringing slots to the Windy City Friday as it received five proposals from developers seeking to building Chicago's first casino resort. Proposals were initially supposed to be due in August, but Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced an extension to Friday, giving potential bidders more time to assess the opportunity. The…
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5 Proposals Submitted for Chicago’s First Casino Resort
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Five bids submitted for Chicago casino, from Hard Rock, Bally’s and Rush Street Gaming

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Chicago casino game will be five-card draw. Lightfoot's office on Friday announced the city received five proposals from a total of four development groups looking to build and operate the big-city mega-casino that city officials have been trying to land for decades. After pushing back the original summer bidding deadline - a…
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Five bids submitted for Chicago casino, from Hard Rock, Bally’s and Rush Street Gaming
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Bidders Submit Five Proposals For Chicago’s First Casino

CHICAGO (CBS) - After Mayor Lori Lightfoot gave potential bidders an extra two months to submit formal plans for building a Chicago casino, the city has received five proposals from four different bidders, and will now begin the process of choosing who will operate the city's first casino. The mayor opened up the bidding process for the city's…
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Bidders Submit Five Proposals For Chicago’s First Casino