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Electronic Craps Dealer at Riverwalk Casino Caught Cheating

Cheating in casinos is as old a trick as casinos themselves and while the tools and methods have evolved throughout the years, one element in the scheme remained a constant - the need for insider help. Riverwalk Casino in Vicksburg, Mississippi was the latest casino to report an incident in which a casino employee was caught cheating while on duty.…
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Illinois: Waukegan’s planned casino development clears another hurdle with city council approval

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City shortlists three bids for new casino

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot has announced that the city has shortlisted three bidders to progress to the next stage of the bidding process for the city's sole casino license. The shortlisted three, which include one from each gambling team, are Bally's Corporation at the Tribune Site, Hard Rock at the ONE Central Site, and Rivers 78 at the 78 site.…
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Final Details In Chicago Casino Plan Approved By Council

RIVER WEST - Alderpeople gave final zoning approval to the proposed Chicago casino district Wednesday, the latest step in the development's path forward as it seeks a gambling license from the state of Illinois. The planned casino is set to be built on the Tribune Publishing site along the Chicago River between Grand and Chicago avenues. The first…
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Chicago City Council Approves Bally's $1.7 Billion Casino Plan

Bally's took another crucial step forward in its efforts to build a $1.7 billion casino in downtown Chicago on Wednesday when the full city council approved its proposal for the River West neighborhood. The 39-5 vote, with five absent and one recusal, came after the city's plan commission and zoning committee each approved the amended proposal on…
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Reno Nevada Offers More To Do Than Casino Thrills

In my travels to just about every corner of the world and all but two U.S. states, I still haven't made it to Las Vegas. But, to get a taste of the gaming and entertainment scene that lures people to Nevada's urban hotspots, I recently spent a few days investigating what to do in smaller Reno, a city of 264000, and nearby Lake Tahoe. For years I…
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Casinos broke their promise to Illinois

This was an act of self-interest. But that wasn't the language Weidner used. Instead, he argued that any such casino would run contrary to the intent of the Illinois legislature, which had justified its approval of gambling in Illinois by arguing that these new riverboats would revive the downtowns of communities that were demonstrably struggling…
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COLUMNIST: How casinos broke their promises to the struggling downtowns of Illinois

Back in 1992, William Weidner, then president of Hollywood Casino of Aurora Inc., set out to Springfield to kill then-Mayor Richard M. Daley's plans for a $2 billion mega-casino in downtown Chicago. Weidner and other members of what was known as the "riverboat alliance" were worried that any such facility in Chicago would suck away business from…
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How casinos broke their promises to the struggling downtowns of Illinois

Back in 1992, William Weidner, then president of Hollywood Casino of Aurora Inc., set out to Springfield to kill then-Mayor Richard M. Daley's plans for a $2 billion "mega-casino" in downtown Chicago. Weidner and other members of what was known as the "riverboat alliance" were worried that any such facility in Chicago would suck away business from…
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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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Love Chicago? You likely give thumbs-up to the casino plan

When Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that she had selected the only North Side option for the city's first casino, she riled many aldermen, especially those who had hoped for a different location. But most Cook County residents, it turns out, are A-OK with her choice. Time will tell whether Lightfoot's casino pays off in jobs and economic growth,…
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Bally’s files Illinois Gaming Board application for Chicago casino

State gambling regulators now hold the cards in Chicago's casino game. Bally's Corporation on Wednesday filed its application with the Illinois Gaming Board seeking approval of its plan for a $1.7 billion riverfront casino-resort at Chicago Avenue and Halsted Street. It's the latest step toward breaking ground on the massive entertainment complex…
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Bally's pays Chicago $40 million upfront fee for new casino

Money from Chicago's new casino already is rolling in years before the $1.74 billion gaming and entertainment destination even is constructed northwest of the Loop. Rhode Island-based Bally's Corp. this week paid $40 million to Chicago in accordance with the casino development agreement recently inked between Bally's and the city. The money is…
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Bally's pays Chicago $40 million up-front fee for new casino

Money from Chicago's new casino already is rolling in years before the $1.74 billion gaming and entertainment destination even is constructed northwest of the Loop. Rhode Island-based Bally's Corp. this week paid $40 million to Chicago in accordance with the casino development agreement recently inked between Bally's and the city. The money is…
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City Council endorses Bally's $1.7 billion Chicago casino plan

The Chicago City Council overwhelmingly agreed Wednesday to support a plan by Rhode Island-based Bally's Corp. to construct and operate a $1.7 billion casino, hotel and entertainment facility northwest of the Loop, near the southern tip of Goose Island. The Democratic-controlled council voted 41-7 to endorse Mayor Lori Lightfoot's recommendation…
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Who's left out of the casino?

On Wednesday, the city council approved a plan to offer Chicago's sole casino license to Bally's Corporation, 41 - 7, with one recusal. Alderpersons Brian Hopkins (2nd Ward), Anthony Beale (9th), Ed Burke (14th), Ray Lopez (15th), Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th), Brendan Reilly (42nd), and Michele Smith (43rd) voted against the proposal. Alderperson…
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City Council approves Bally's plan for River West casino

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Aldermen on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved Mayor Lori Lightfoot's push for Bally's to build the city's first casino in the River West neighborhood, despite complaints from some critics that the project was rushed through City Council, and that the projected $200 million in annual tax revenue the project is estimated to bring to…
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Bally's proposal for River West casino wins first key vote, with final City Council approval on tap for Wednesday

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot's push for Bally's to build the city's first casino in the River West neighborhood cleared its first major hurdle on Monday, as a key city panel approved the plan, setting up a final City Council vote on Wednesday. The City Council's Special Committee on the Chicago Casino voted 27-3 to approve an ordinance…
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Bally's proposal for River West casino wins first key vote, with final City Council approval on tap for Wednesday
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First vote on Bally's plan for River West casino delayed, amid ongoing questions, complaints from aldermen

CHICAGO (CBS) -- The first expected vote on Mayor Lori Lightfoot's push for Bally's to build a $1.74 billion casino in River West was called off on Friday, as aldermen continued to raise questions about the project, but the mayor is still hoping to get it approved by next week. The City Council's Special Casino Committee had been expected to vote…
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Bally’s Officials Respond to Residents’ Concerns About New Chicago Casino

Residents got their first opportunity to react to Mayor Lori Lightfoot's plan for Bally's to build Chicago's first casino, putting officials on the defensive in the process. The Bally's Corporation plans to build a $1.7 billion hotel and casino in the city's River West neighborhood, locating the building on a portion of the site of the Chicago…
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A casino for River West gets Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s nod. What’s in the plan and what happens next?

After a 30-year effort, Chicago has a casino deal on the table. Here's a look at what the proposal includes, what is expected to happen next and when a printing plant could be replaced with a gambling palace - if nothing derails the plans. The entertainment complex's plans include a 500-room hotel tower, a 3000-seat theater, an outdoor music venue…
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Photos: See What The Proposed Bally’s Casino in Chicago’s River North Will Look Like

According to a press release from Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office Thursday, Bally's Corporation is officially the winner of the city of Chicago's only casino license. After months of proposals, public comment, and strong opposition from some neighborhood groups, it beat out two other Bids: a proposed Hard Rock casino just west of Soldier Field, and…
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Bally’s Tribune site bid selected for Chicago casino operation

Bally's Corp., a fast-growing Rhode Island gaming company that is in the process of acquiring operations of the Tropicana in Las Vegas, has been selected as the sole licensee of Chicago's planned casino. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday announced the $1.7 billion casino resort would be built on the site of the Tribune Publishing Center near…
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Chicago casino: Lightfoot picks Bally’s proposal at Tribune printing plant site

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is betting big on Bally's. Lightfoot on Thursday confirmed the East Coast gambling company as her pick to run the city's coveted casino at the busy River West site of the Chicago Tribune's Freedom Center printing plant. The mayor's choice for the house of chance, first reported Tuesday by the Chicago Sun-Times, marks an upset…
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Chicago Casino Plans Rejected By All 3 Alderpeople Who Represent Potential Sites

RIVER WEST - Chicago is making grand plans to open a world-class casino - but none of the alderpeople who represent the potential sites want a gambling mecca in their ward. Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. (27th) is the latest alderperson to say he doesn't want a casino as Bally's is lobbying to open at the Tribune Publishing site in his ward. Burnett's…
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‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Proposed Casino Sites

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is betting on a casino for the city of Chicago by 2025, with three finalists on the table, but not everyone is on the same page. Bally's It would have 3400 slots and 173 table games as well as a 500-room hotel in the River West neighborhood. According to Brian Israel, president of the River North Residents Association, "They…
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Residents Weigh In on Finalists for Billion-Dollar Chicago Casino Project

Chicago residents are weighing in on proposed locations for a new casino in the city as public meetings are held for each of the finalists. Beginning Tuesday and continuing through Thursday, the city will hold community engagement meetings for Bally's Tribune, Hard Rock and Rivers 78. The meetings will be livestreamed, and in-person priority will…
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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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Chicago Casino Bids: Details on Sites Along the River, Lakefront Where Resort Could be Built

The city of Chicago has been seeking to license and build a casino for decades, and now three different projects have reached the next step in that process to potentially bring a new resort to the city. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office made the big announcement on Tuesday, saying that sites operated by Bally's, Hard Rock and Rivers would…
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City Hall Narrows Field For Chicago Casino To Three Locations

CHICAGO - City Hall narrowed the field of bidders looking to develop Chicago's only casino to three. None of them include building a mega-gaming parlor at McCormick Place. On Tuesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that pitches from Bally's Corp., Hard Rock and Rivers Casino made the city's short list. The finalists include: Bally's Corporation has…
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The best choice for the Chicago casino is The 78

Casinos are no panaceas for cash-strapped cities. The higher the tax rate, the higher the revenue - but also the less the incentive for the operators to invest in the kinds of glamorous amenities that typify the major Las Vegas resorts, where gaming now is just a declining piece of the action. In a city like Chicago, casinos invariably attract…
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Casinos in Chicago: Everything You Need to Know!

The casinos in Chicago are known to offer a variety of gambling games. If you are an experienced player, you can choose a casino that provides high-quality gaming and has the most modern technology. There are many different types of casinos in Chicago, so you should be able to find one that suits your needs. If you are new to gambling, consider…
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Mohegan Sun's future is expanding and diversifying from gambling

UNCASVILLE - As his casino's 25th anniversary approached, Mohegan Sun President and CEO Jeff Hamilton said he's looking to the future. "It's very different from a facilities standpoint 25 years ago, and I expect it in the next 25 years to be very different from today," Hamilton said. Those next 25 years are expected to include expansion of the…
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Rivers Casino Philadelphia Hosts Free Labor Day Block Party

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Enjoy some "24K Magic," "Uptown Funk" and "Treasure" at the Labor Day Fireworks and Festival at Rivers Casino Philadelphia on Saturday, Sept. 4, starting at 4 p.m. The free community event will feature a live performance by Uptown Funk, a Bruno Mars tribute band, along with food trucks, fireworks, games and more. The casino's…
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Comprehensive Review of Riverwalk Casino Hotel in Vicksburg, MS

Riverwalk Casino Hotel is yet another gaming destination in the historic town of Vicksburg, Mississippi. And when you're looking for a casino that has a bit of everything but not so much that you'll stay at the resort for a week and still not have gotten to everything, then it is your ideal gaming destination. Today's post will tell you all you…
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