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Game coming to Hard Rock Casino Rockford draws high rollers

Hard Rock Casino Rockford plans to create a special room for baccarat. Baccaret is a table game popular in Asia and China. It is not popular among gamblers in the United States. The game is played with eight decks of cards and each card has a point value. The best hand is worth nine points. There are few decisions to be made. Players decide whether and how much to bet on either the player or the banker. All bets are against the casino. Chemin de Fer variation is usually played in France. In the movie James Bond plays Chemine de fer. Most casinos in U.S. do not offer that variation.
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Illinois Casinos Revenue Tick Higher To $116 Million In October

Illinois Gaming Board reports nearly $116 million in casino revenue for October. Rivers Casino's revenue declined for the fourth consecutive month. Table games revenue increased 6.2% to $30.4 million. Slot revenue inched 0.5% higher to $85.6 million, and VGT revenue up 4.1% to $234. 6 million for that month, the highest since April.
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Illinois Casino Revenue Climbs To New 2022 High In July

Illinois casino revenue reached $122.9 million in July. It is the highest monthly figure post-pandemic and the best month for Illinois casinos since December 2019. The July's year-over-year improvement was 2.3%. The state collected $29.7 million, a 26.8% increase compared to June.
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The most popular question related to The Diamond Casino Heist in GTA Online is where players can buy an Arcade. The Arcade must be purchased to start the heist. There is a small but easily missable requirement where the player has to meet with Lester Crest in Mirror Park first.
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Hollywood Casino Aurora owners present plan to move out of downtown, rebuild by I-88

Hollywood Casino Aurora wants to move out of downtown Aurora and rebuild on a site closer to Interstate 88. The new location would cost about $360 million and include a casino with about 900 slot machines, 50 live table games and a sportsbook. It would also have a 200-room hotel with 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space. If approved, construction would begin in late 2023. Penn Entertainment is planning a similar shift with Hollywood Casino Joliet. The details will be presented to the public at a city council finance committee meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday.
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Wind Creek Breaks Ground For Suburban Cook County Casino In Illinois

Wind Creek broke ground for a new casino in Cook County, Illinois. The project is expected to be completed in September 2023. Hard Rock is the only other operator currently operating a casino. Illinois lost $331 million annually in gaming revenue to Indiana.  Hard Rock has been operating in Rockford since November. Bally's applied for Chicago's downtown casino license. It was rejected. Governor Pritzker signed a gaming expansion bill in June 2019. He signed it with sports betting. Wind Creek estimated creating 600 new construction jobs and generating $155 million in revenue by 2025.
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Hard Rock breaks ground on new Rockford casino

Hard Rock broke ground on the new Hard Rock Rockford casino. The new casino will be located on East State Street and Lyford Rd, just off I-90. It will bring more than 2000 jobs to the area. There will also be a 250-room hotel. Construction work will start in winter of 2023. i Iafrate predicts jobs in the region will rise. Mayor Tom McNamara says the project will increase the city revenue. RACVB President John Groh agrees. He predicts hundreds of thousands of people will come to visit the casino every year.
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Illinois Casino Revenue Slips To $116.6 Million For May

Illinois Gaming Board reports $116.6 million in casino gaming revenue for May. Table games revenue ticked higher to more than $30 million for the first time in 2022. Slots and EGD revenue was 6.8% less than in the previous month. The state collected $22.7 million and local municipalities received $6. 6 million.
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Rockford Illinois will have a Hard Rock casino, the shovels say, “Aye”

The Hard Rock Casino Rockford was officially opened last Wednesday. The permanent casino will be open by September 2023. It will cost $300 million. About 1,000 people will work there. The Ho-Chunk Nation is building a $405 million casino in nearby Beloit. Hard Rancher raised wages for salaried employees a week ago. They will see an increase of $5,00 over the course of a year. Mayor Tom McNamara believes the city will benefit from the casino's presence. He also believes it will draw more people to the area.
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Illinois Gaming Regulators Approve Danville Casino Plan

The Illinois Gaming Board approved the Golden Nugget Danville Casino plan unanimously. The casino is expected to have 500 slot machines, 14 table games, two restaurants and a sports book. It's the latest community to get a green light for new gaming under a 2019 law that expanded gambling in Illinois.
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Chicago's entry into casino game not deterring suburban sites

In Joliet, the city will provide the land and almost $60 million in financing for a new $185 million building. The existing 11 casinos in Illinois are planning to expand. Tax revenue from gambling statewide increased 39% in fiscal year 2022 to a record $1.9 billion. The industry has been hurt by video gaming, but has a chance to grow in sports betting. Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin recently opened a sportsbook and poker room. Poker player Paul Conway likes it. He travels to play tournaments in Hammond and Bartlett. Hard Rock Casino is the highest-grossing casino in the state.
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Springfield leaders shelve resolution on a downtown casino

The Committee of the Whole tabled a resolution that the city be included for consideration of receiving a casino license. Central Illinois Licensed Beverage Association voted unanimously to oppose the casino ordinance and oppose any future resolutions for casino licenses in Springfield. The association's president, Ryan Bandy, owns Win, Lose, or Draught in the Springfield area. He met with Mayor Jim Langfelder and corporation counsel James Zerkle. CILBA is concerned about the encroachment of a casinos in downtown Springfield and the impact on small businesses. In Rockford, where a new casino opened on Nov. 10, revenue from video game dropped 12%.
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Illinois Casino And VGT Revenue Bounces Back In February

Illinois casino and VGT revenue increased in February. The state received $11.5 million in casino revenue and $58.6 million from VTGT. Sports wagering revenue for February is not available. The COVID-19 pandemic in early 2021 had a negative impact on the state's gaming revenues.
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Table Games Up But Illinois Casino Revenue Takes August Dip

Illinois Gaming Board reports August's casino revenue of $117.3 million. August figure is a 4.5% decline from July's $122.9 million, but 10.4% higher than August of last year. The state's 11 casinos have generated $890. 5 million through the first eight months of the year, a 17.6% increase compared to 2021.
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Casino Revenue Ticks Higher In Illinois To Close 2021

Illinois' gaming board reported revenue of $109.8 million for the month of December. The figure represents a 5.6% increase from November's total of$103.9 million. December 2021 revenue total was an 11.7% decline from the $124.3 million generated in December 2019. For 2021, the state collected close to $248. 7 million in casino gaming taxes.
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Illinois Casinos, VGTs Post Slight Revenue Dip For September

Illinois casinos generated $113.8 million in revenue in September. The state's progressive tax rates on casino revenue helped boost state coffers. Illinois surpassed $1 billion in total table games and slots/electronic gaming device (EGD) revenue for the calendar year. The IGB published August’s numbers on Tuesday.
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Springfield maintains top spot in Illinois with most video gambling machines

Springfield has 757 video gambling terminals in operation. Rockford has 537. Decatur is third with 522. Unincorporated Sangamon County ranked 14th with 281 terminals. There were 43,128 terminals across Illinois in the fiscal year. The state took $12 million in taxes and local government received $2.4 million. It's a rebound from when the pandemic caused revenue to drop by 42 percent.
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Illinois: Hard Rock breaks ground on its permanent $300M Rockford Casino

Hard Rock Casino Rockford celebrated Wednesday its groundbreaking ceremony for its permanent casino resort. The ceremony came about a year after the opening of the temporary Hard Rock casino. Construction on the permanent facility is set to begin following the approval of it by the Illinois Gaming Board earlier this month. It is expected to be finished in winter of 2023. In the meantime, guests can visit the company's temporary casino near the intersection of East State Street and Bell School Road. HardRock has recently announced the continuity of its community investments by partnering with the Coronado Performing Arts Center to revitalize its opera boxes.
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Illinois: Hard Rock breaks ground on its permanent $300M Rockford Casino
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Hard Rock Casino Rockford officially breaks ground

Hard Rock Casino Rockford broke ground Wednesday afternoon. The new hotel and casino will be 300 million dollars and employ 1,200 people. A temporary casino campus opened on November 10, 2021. In January 2022, the gaming board voted to grant a license for the permanent casino. The hotel will not be part of the Phase 1 constructions and will begin after the Casino's construction. It will open in the next three years. 13 WREX has been covering this story since Rockton leaders announced their plan to bring a casino to the region.
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Decades in the making: Hard Rock Casino Rockford construction begins

Hard Rock Casino Rockford is being built. The resort will cost $310 million and create more than 1,000 jobs. It is hoped the resort could be built by winter 2023. Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick is thrilled to see Hard Rock install a little piece of rock 'n roll in his backyard.
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Hard Rock Casino Rockford construction to begin from Wednesday

Hard Rock International will hold a ground-breaking ceremony on Wednesday afternoon to mark the start of construction of its Hard Rock Casino Rockford venue. The event is set to take place ten months after the firm premiered its temporary Rockfords Casino: A Hard Rink Opening Act to much acclaim.
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Rockford Casino is applying for sports betting licensing.

Rockford Casino is considering adding sports betting and live table games to its temporary casino facility. The casino would like to offer a physical sportsbook within its gaming floor and provide an app that can be used throughout the state of Illinois.
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Hard Rock Eyeing Potential Casino In Southeastern Wisconsin

Hard Rock International and the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin are teaming up to bring a casino to southeastern Wisconsin. The village of Bristol voted to sell a 60-acre parcel of land in the city of Kenosha to an affiliate of Hard Rock for $15.2 million. Full House Resorts is currently constructing a temporary casino in Waukegan, Illinois. The Temporary by American Place is expected to open this fall.
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Illinois Casino, VGT Revenues Take Hit In June

Illinois Gaming Board reports $327.4 million in revenue from casino gaming and video gaming terminals in June. There were 745,546 admissions across the state's 11 revenues, nearly 50,000 fewer compared to May. The state collected $86.2 million from the two wagering disciplines.
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Illinois Casino Revenue Surges To $122 Million For April

Illinois venues in play posted a 15.9% increase in April revenue to $122.4 million. The state received $21 million in tax receipts from casino gaming in the first four months of the year. Bally's was selected as the city's preferred operator on May 5. Chicago City Council could vote on the proposal next week. The Special Committee on Chicago Casino is meeting on Friday. It is expected to delay the vote until Wednesday.
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Off The Record: Casino Choice In Chicago Could Have Big Effect On Des Plaines

Des Plaines is considering a casino in Chicago. The city is about to choose a preferred operator. One of the bidders is a company controlled by Neil Bluhm, who developed Rivers Casino in Des Plaine. Rivers has been a success since it opened in 2011. Desplaines gets about $10 million a year from the casino. Most of that money goes to the state and 10 South suburbs. Elgin and Aurora casinos saw their income take a hit when Rivers opened. Chicago will probably open a temporary casino and divert money away from Rivers. In two to three years Des plaines will feel the financial pinch created by the opening of a Chicago casino, according to a consultant.
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Hard Rock’s temporary casino in Rockford set to open in October

The temporary casino in Rockford will open in October 2021. The location at Giovanni's Restaurant and Convention Center is undergoing an $8 million renovation. It will hold over 600 slot machines, the Midway Bar sports bar and the Rock River Bar and Grill restaurant. Hard Rock International's $310 million casino project will create 1,200 permanent jobs and another 1.000 during construction. Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a gaming expansion bill into law on June 28, 2019.
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Beloit casino project took key step forward in 2021

The Ho-Chunk Nation's Beloit casino and resort project took key administrative steps forward last year. Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issued a concurrent decision aligning with the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs on March 24, 2021. The tribe conducted initial work at the casino site in October of last. The city manager is "thrilled" to see the project take a key step forward. It was approved in March of 2020. A contractor for the tribe did geotechnical soil borings around the site. They are critical to understanding the soil structure below the property.
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Chicago casino bids are mediocre-Lightfoot should start over

In 1992, Chicago had the three largest, publicly traded gaming companies and the Pritzker family promising to invest $2 billion in downtown. Now, 30 years later, the city has only been able to attract three mid-tier gaming operators. The 2022 proposals offer less than half the level of private investment.
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Illinois gaming regulators approve Danville casino plan

Illinois gaming regulators approve a plan for a new casino in Danville. The planned 41,500-square-foot gaming floor is expected to have 500 slot machines, 14 table games, two restaurants and a sports book. Danvillen is the latest community to get a green light for new gaming under a 2019 law that expanded gambling in Illinois.
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Illinois Gaming Board approves Danville casino

Illinois Gaming Board approves preliminary approval for a new casino to open in Danville. It's the 15th casino approved in Illinois since the state legalized casino gambling in 1990. The biggest jackpot of the gambling expansion is the Chicago casino. Mayor Lori Lightfoot is considering five proposals to run the casino, and she's expected to pick a finalist this spring.  Pritzker is betting on the expanded gambling options and the resulting tax revenue to help fund his $45 billion capital infrastructure improvement plan. Only one of those casinos has started taking bets.
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Rockford Casino launches Sunday Jazz Brunch, WINESday events in March

Rockford's temporary casino, A Hard Rock Opening Act, is hosting jazz brunch and WINESday events in March. The brunch menu includes eggs Benedict, breakfast pizza, steak and eggs, chicken and waffles, and more. Winesday features half-price bottles of wine and live music on Wednesdays.
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McCormick Place officials raise concerns over Chicago casino proposals

The city is choosing a casino developer for its next project. The winner will be announced by early 2022. McCormick Place is not interested in repurposing its facilities for a gambling palace. The winning developer will need approval from the City Council and the Illinois Gaming Board. Chicago's first casino is expected to open within three years. It would be the largest in the state with a capacity of 4,000 gaming positions. Its tax rate is 40% of adjusted gross revenue. it would also carry the highest casino tax in Illinois. the maximum gaming position capacity is twice that of any other casino in state.
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Rockford moves one step closer to permanent casino

The Illinois Gaming Board voted 4-0 to grant a license to 815 Entertainment and Hard Rock for a permanent casino in Rockford. The license gives the company a two-year window to complete construction on the permanent site.
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Rockford casino plan gets final license approval

Illinois Gaming Board approves final license for the permanent Hard Rock casino site near Interstate 39/90. Ho-Chunk Nation's Beloit casino-resort proposal is pending with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The temporary facility, Rockford Casino: A Hard Rancher Opening Act, is open for gaming operations. It has over 600 slot machines and electronic table games. In the first 22 days of opening, it brought in over $4.14 million in revenue.
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Rockford casino nets $8.4M in first two months of being open

Rockford's temporary casino has already made $8.4 million in the first two months of being open. The temporary location will be open for up to two years while the permanent location is being built at the former Clock Tower site off E. State St. near the I-90 exit/entrance ramp. In June 2020, the temporary site will begin construction inside the Giovanni's Restaurant and Convention Center.
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Geno Iafrate named President of new Rockford Casino

Geno Iafrate was introduced as the President of the new Rockford Casino on Wednesday. The casino has been open for 60 days and is already an economic driver for the Stateline. Ifrate is an experienced gaming and hospitality professional. He started his career as an Internal Auditor with Caesars Entertainment and ran some of their most iconic brands. He served as Executive Vice President at Pinnacle Entertainment overseeing Pinnion's Southern properties. Most recently, he served the president of Westgate Las Vegas and Senior Vice president at One Toronto Gaming in Canada.
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Casino proposals in Waukegan, south suburbs win initial state approval

Wind Creek Hospitality has plans for a 64,000-square-foot casino in Homewood and East Hazel Crest. Hard Rock Casino Rockford opened last month. Walker’s Bluff Casino Resort in southern Illinois” received initial approval from state regulators this summer. Chicago will choose a casino operator early next year. The six new casinos are designed to generate revenue for the state to pay for construction projects at public schools, state universities and community colleges. The state s $45 billion “Rebuild Illinois" capital plan is aimed at rebuilding the economy.
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IGB Tabs Finalists For Waukegan, Cook County Casino Licenses

Full House Resorts and Wind Creek are the final two applicants for the casino licenses available in Waukegan and suburban Cook County. The process to get to this point for these two licenses has moved at a slower pace than the other four created by the 2019 gaming expansion bill. The COVID-19 pandemic was one factor. Local laws involving the bidding process that required the IGB to procure a financial analyst to review the finalists also contributed to the more lengthy process. Wurkega's mayor Ann Taylor believes the Illinois Gaming Board made the correct decision.
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More states considering casino gambling expansion

American Gaming Association reports a quarterly record for July, August and September. AGA reports $38.67 billion in revenue through the first nine months of the year. The industry is on pace to smash its annual record of $43.65 billion set in 2019. States that offer some form of gaming generate tax revenue to help solve a multitude of problems. Nevada casinos collected $3.683 billion for the third quarter of 2020. The total won in Nevada in the quarter was 26.5 percent of nationwide third-quarter amount.
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Rockford Casino: A Hard Rock Opening Act opens to the public

Rockford Casino: A Hard Rock Opening Act is officially open. The temporary casino is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the former Giovanni's. It will feature two unique restaurants, a pop-up retail shop and more than 8,500 square feet of gaming space. The permanent casino will be built one mile east of the temporary location. Mayor Tom McNamara says, "This is just the beginning, it's the opening act"   . He can't wait to further the partnership with HardRock International and the local 815 team.
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Hard Rock Casino Rockford's temporary space opens today

The Hard Rock Casino in Rockford, Illinois is ready to offer services. The temporary space is called Rockfords Casino: A Hard Rink Opening Act and opens today at 11 a.m. Visitors have access to a gaming floor with over 600 slot games and electronic table games.
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Rockford’s temporary Hard Rock Casino opens Wednesday morning

Rockford Casino: A Hard Rock Opening Act will open its doors to the public at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 10. The new casino will feature two restaurants, a pop-up retail shop and more than 8,500 square feet of gaming space offering 635 slots and Interblock Electronic Table Games.
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Rockford's temporary casino to open Wednesday morning

Rockford's temporary casino to open Wednesday morning. The casino is located at the former Giovanni's restaurant on N. Bell School Rd. It will be open 24/7. Hard Rock International is proud of the project and looks forward to integrating itself into the community for years to come.
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Rockford Casino looks 'ready' to open after impressive VIP night

The Rockford Casino opened to VIPs Monday night. It took about 100 days to transform Giovanni's Restaurant and Convention Center into the new home of the Rockfords Casino. The temporary casino is expected to operate for about two years while the permanent casino campus is constructed. It will feature about 635 electronic gaming machines. There will be no live table games. it will eventually have electronic roulette, black jack and possibly craps. Alderwoman Gabrielle Torina walked away $150 richer.
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Lightfoot sets aggressive timetable for forging ahead on Chicago casino

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is excited about the five bids for a downtown Chicago casino. She wants to send a final list to the Illinois Gaming Board in the first quarter of next year. The revenue from the casino will help fund the police and fire pensions. The sites recommended by the development groups are McCormick Place Lakeside Center, the truck marshaling yards adjacent to McCormack Place, The 78, and the Chicago Tribune's Near North Side publishing plant. Bally's Corporation, Hard Rock International and two groups with proposals spearheaded by Neil Bluhm's Rush Street Gaming are the other potential partners.
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Chicago casino proposals include Bally's, Rivers, Hard Rock, Rush Street Gaming options, Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office says

Chicago casino proposals include Bally's, Rivers, Hard Rock, Rush Street Gaming options. Baly Corporation wants to set up shop at the old Chicago Tribune Publishing Center. Hard Rancher International submitted a bid for a single site. Some residents fear the increased traffic and crime. Governor JB Pritzker signed a law expanding gambling in 2019. The new law includes a casino expansion. Mayor Lori Lightfoot remains optimistic about the odds of a new casino. She hopes it will boost the economy and help plug future budget shortfalls. It could also boost tourism. However, some residents are skeptical.
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City of Chicago Receives Five Bids For Downtown Casino License

The city of Chicago received five bids for a downtown casino. Bally's Corporation, HR Chicago, LLC, Rivers Chicago at McCormick, and Rivers 78 Gaming submitted bids. Rush Street Gaming co-owns Rivers Casino with Churchill Downs International in Des Plaines. Hard Rock International submitted a bid for Hardrock Northern Indiana in Gary. The city will choose a winner from the bids received. The winner will be exclusively operating a casino-resort that would likely include retail sports betting. It will also offer gaming positions at the city's two airports, O'Hare International and Midway International.
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Indiana The Talk Of Southland Cook County Casino License Applicants

The Illinois Gaming Board is considering a casino license application from Southland Cook County. The board did not vote on the three finalists Wednesday. They will meet again next Wednesday to choose a winner. The winner will be announced by January. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a gaming expansion bill that legalized sports betting in June 2019. State Rep. Anthony DeLuca asked him to push the IGB into action.
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Illinois is a gambling hotbed. There are 10 riverboat casinos, 2 commercial casino proposals and video gaming terminals. The age of gambling is fluctuating.
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Bing's Drive-In turned into slot parlor with plans for restaurant

Benny and Rosalie Salamone bought Bing's Drive-In south of Rockford in Winnebago County in December 2019. They planned to open Salamones Pizzeria and Bing’s Burgers. The pandemic hit and they had labor shortages. Bing has been a summer favorite since 1952. The old Bing Drive In building was razed and replaced with a mini strip mall with Betsy's Slots.
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Rockford’s temporary Hard Rock casino to open in October 2021

The temporary Hard Rock casino in Rockford will open in October 2021. The temporary location inside Giovanni's would house 736 slots, a snack bar, casino bar and Legacy Restaurant. It will be open for 18 to 24 months while construction on the permanent facility is underway.
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Details on casino proposals emerge

The four companies vying for the Vigo County casino license have submitted their applications to the Indiana Gaming Commission. Hard Rock and Full House Resorts Inc. operate casinos in Indiana.
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Walker's Bluff Gets Approval For Changes To Illinois Casino Plan

Illinois Gaming Board approved a key change to the casino license application submitted by the Walker’s Bluff Casino Resort. The group will begin construction on a permanent facility in Williamson County. Hard Rock International was approved in June to begin building a temporary casino in Rockford.
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Hard Rock Casino to open temporary casino in October, hiring hundreds of positions

Hard Rock International is hiring for the temporary Hard Rock Casino in Rockford, Illinois. The temporary location will open in October 2021. A permanent location is being built at the former Clock Tower Resort site on E. State Street. The company has already conducted two job fairs to recruit staff for this temporary casino.
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Hard Rock Casino to open temporary casino in October, hiring hundreds of positions
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Rockford's temporary casino still hiring; here's what positions are available

The temporary Hard Rock Casino in Rockford is opening in less than 60 days. Hardrock is looking to expand their team through a variety of open positions, ranging from restaurant staff to management. The temporary location inside Giovanni's would house 736 slots, a snack bar, casino bar and Legacy Restaurant. It would be open for 18 to 24 months while construction on the permanent facility is underway.
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Hard Rock holding job fair for Rockford casino in August

Hard Rock is holding a job fair for its temporary casino in Rockford, Illinois on August 13th and 14th. The temporary location will be open for up to two years while the permanent casino is built. The Giovanni's location at E. State and Bell School Road is undergoing an $8 million renovation.
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IGB Officials Approve New Casino in Illinois

Illinois has nine brick-and-mortar casinos and only six of them are classed as commercial ventures. Construction work is starting on the first of six new casinos in Rockford.
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Hard Rock Eyes October Launch of Temporary Rockford Casino

Hard Rock's temporary casino in Rockford, Illinois, will open in October. The temporary facility will be a part of a $311 million casino complex. It will feature a 65,000-square-foot casino with an initial 1,500 slot machines, 55 table games, and a sportsbook. There will also be Hard Rock Café, a 1.600-seat Hard Rink Live concert venue, three dining outlets, two quick-service cafés.
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Hard Rock plans to open temporary casino in Rockford this fall

A vendor fair meeting was held yesterday in Rockford, Illinois to give local businesses an opportunity to learn more about the Hard Rock Casino that is coming to town. A temporary casino is planned while the permanent location is being constructed and local vendors can partner with the temporary property as part of the installation. The temporary set-up will open in October.
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