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Bally's gets Gaming Board approval to open temporary casino

After years of planning, months of renovations and several days of monitored practice sessions, Bally's Chicago got the green light Friday from the Illinois Gaming Board to launch the city's long-sought first casino. Medinah Temple in River North opened this weekend, welcoming gamblers to try their luck at an ornate temporary facility that is…
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Bally's gets Gaming Board approval to open temporary casino
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Beginners don't need to be afraid to try live craps at Rockford Casino

It can look intimidating to a beginner, but craps can be a fun casino game, especially when the shooter - the person rolling the dice - gets on a hot streak and other players start cheering them on. Generally, the better the shooter does and the longer he or she rolls, the more money the other gamblers at the table make. Of course, your chips can…
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Floyd County Man Wins $14K with Iowa Lottery Scratcher

A Floyd County man has won an Iowa Lottery prize of more than $14000. Thomas Chambers of Rockford won the Jumbo Bucks Progressive InstaPlay jackpot prize after he purchased his winning ticket at Casey's in Nora Springs. Chambers claimed his prize December 8th at the lottery's Mason City regional office. The Jumbo Bucks Progressive jackpot starts at…
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Check out the new game that's about to debut at the Rockford Casino

One of the most popular live casino games in the United States will debut just before Christmas at the Rockford Casino: A Hard Rock Opening Act. Eight months since first introducing table games at the temporary location at 610 N. Bell School Road, the casino's first live craps table is set to open Friday, Dec. 22, Hard Rock Casino Rockford…
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Check out the new game that's about to debut at the Rockford Casino
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Illinois Gaming Board approves permanent license for Golden Nugget Casino in Danville

The Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) has granted a permanent operator license to the Golden Nugget Casino in Danville. The permit was issued to Danville Development, LLC,which operates as Golden Nugget Danville. The license is valid for a four-year term, set to expire in October 2027, after which it must be renewed through the board. This decision,…
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Illinois Gaming Board Approves Permanent License for Danville Casino

The Illinois Gaming Board on Thursday (October 26, 2023) approved a new permanent license for the Golden Nugget Casino in Danville. Specifically, the Gaming Board issued new casino owners' licenses to Danville Development, LLC, doing business as Golden Nugget Danville, along with Walker's Bluff Casino Resort in Williamson County, and Bally's in…
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Illinois Gaming Board Approves Permanent License for Danville Casino
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Bally's Gets Extension To Operate Temporary Casino In Chicago

Bally's was granted a 12-month extension to conduct casino gaming at its temporary venue at Medinah Temple in Chicago by the Illinois Gaming Board on Tuesday, widening its timetable to open its permanent venue in the River West neighborhood to September 2026. The board's 3-0 vote followed a presentation by Bally's Vice President and General Manager…
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Bally's Gets Extension To Operate Temporary Casino In Chicago
Rockford Register Star

Rockford seeks grant to pay Hard Rock Casino road construction

City officials plan to widen East State Street turn lanes to accommodate expected traffic increases from the planned opening of the Hard Rock Casino Rockford in late August 2024. Rockford plans to hire Loves Park-based Arc Design Resources Inc. for $325735 to design the roadway improvements. The project includes turn lane improvements, new…
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Rockford seeks grant to pay Hard Rock Casino road construction
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Illinois gambling tax revenue grows to nearly $2 billion

SPRINGFIELD - As the saying goes, the house always wins. And as gambling continues to expand across Illinois, that saying increasingly extends to state government coffers as revenue from the lottery, casinos, video gaming, sports betting and horse racing grew more than 5% to $1.99 billion in the fiscal year that ended in June, according to a report…
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Illinois gambling tax revenue grows to nearly $2 billion
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Gambling taxes generated record $1.99 billion for Illinois last year, but can it last?

The expanding array of wagering opportunities in Illinois created the state's largest windfall to date from gambling-related taxes during the last fiscal year. The Illinois legislature's Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability's recently released annual "Wagering in Illinois" report shows the state's gambling taxes from lottery…
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Gambling taxes generated record $1.99 billion for Illinois last year, but can it last?
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Southern Illinois casino opens

Gov. JB Pritzker joined hundreds of people from across southern Illinois Aug. 25 to celebrate the opening of the state's 14th casino on a rural estate just outside of Carterville, near Carbondale. The Walker's Bluff Casino Resort is the fourth casino to open in recent years that was authorized by a 2019 gambling expansion law that was a centerpiece…
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Las Vegas Hospitality Workers Authorize Strike As Investor Interest In Casinos Grows

Las Vegas hotel and casino workers are in negotiations for a new five-year contract. Las Vegas hospitality workers voted this week to authorize a strike in pursuit of a new five-year contract. The workers are members of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165, who are employed in nongaming positions at casinos on the Las…
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Las Vegas Hospitality Workers Authorize Strike As Investor Interest In Casinos Grows
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Rockford Register Star

Hard Rock Casino Rockford will soon have a live roulette table

Live roulette is expected to soon make its debut at the Rockford Casino. A popular casino staple, roulette will be the next addition to the Hard Rock Opening Act's steadily expanding live table game lineup. Here is what you need to know. Roulette will bring the number of table games at the 610 N. Bell School Road casino to nine. There are four…
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How to Identify and overcome gambling addiction

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Gambling has always been popular, but with sports season kicking off the number of players only increases. "No one could have told me I had an addiction. They may have told me, but it wouldn't have mattered," said "Amy" a woman who has asked to remain anonymous as she is a recovered gambler. "Amy's" addiction started more…
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Bally's To Open Downtown Chicago Casino Saturday Morning

On Saturday morning, Chicago will become the largest city in the United States to have a casino within city limits. The Illinois Gaming Board issued a temporary operating permit to Bally's on Friday afternoon to conduct casino gaming at Medinah Temple, and the gaming company will open its doors to the public at the temporary venue at 8 a.m.…
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Bally's To Open Downtown Chicago Casino Saturday Morning
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Gaming and Leisure Properties acquires land under Illinois Hard Rock Casino

Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. has acquired the land associated with the Hard Rock Casino development project in Rockford, Ill., from an affiliate of 815 Entertainment LLC for $100 million. At the same time it acquired the land, Gaming and Leisure Properties entered into a 99-year ground lease with 815 Entertainment. The initial annual rent for…
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Want to snag an effective tax cut? Stay out of casinos.

When riverboat casinos first opened in Illinois in the early 1990s, the state's most powerful politicians were conspicuous by their absence. The lure of government money flowing from gamblers had proved too much to resist, but no politician wanted to be photographed dropping coins into a slot machine. There were no speeches in front of the…
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Want to snag an effective tax cut? Stay out of casinos.
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GLPI Has Acquired The Hard Rock Casino Rockford Land

On 30 August 2023, reputable real-estate investment company Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI) acquired the land designated for the Hard Rock Casino development project in Rockford, Illinois from 815 Entertainment, the Illinois-based operator of the Hard Rock-branded casino. The acquisition reportedly worth $100.0 million is complemented…
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GLPI Has Acquired The Hard Rock Casino Rockford Land
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Southern Illinois casino opens, sends $25 million to the state

CARTERVILLE - Gov. JB Pritzker joined hundreds of people from across southern Illinois on Friday to celebrate the opening of the state's 14th casino on a rural estate just outside of Carterville. The Walker's Bluff Casino Resort is the fourth casino to open in recent years that was authorized by a 2019 gambling expansion law that was a centerpiece…
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Southern Illinois casino opens, sends $25 million to the state
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IGB To Conduct Testing At Bally's Chicago Casino Next Week

It's almost time for Bally's to go all-in in Chicago. The Illinois Gaming Board will begin a three-day period of assessments and testing at Medinah Temple, the temporary Bally's casino in downtown Chicago, starting Sept. 5. The state agency will begin its assessment before conducting two days of practice gaming sessions Sept. 6-7. If Bally's meets…
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IGB To Conduct Testing At Bally's Chicago Casino Next Week
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Walker's Bluff Casino Resort opens in Southern Illinois

CARTERVILLE - Gov. JB Pritzker joined hundreds of people from across southern Illinois on Friday to celebrate the opening of the state's 14th casino on a rural estate just outside of Carterville. The Walker's Bluff Casino Resort is the fourth casino to open in recent years that was authorized by a 2019 gambling expansion law that was a centerpiece…
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Walker's Bluff Casino Resort opens in Southern Illinois
Rockford Register Star

Rockford Casino remains on pace to eclipse last year's revenue totals

Gamblers continued to flock to Rockford's temporary casino on Bell School Road where they spent millions in July. It was the second best revenue month of 2023 for Rockford Casino: A Hard Rock Opening Act. In fact, it was the second best month of revenue for the casino since it opened November 2021, according to information from the Illinois Gaming…
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Rockford Casino remains on pace to eclipse last year's revenue totals
Rockford Register Star

Sneak peek: Hard Rock Casino Rockford construction is complex hive

If you only take a look at the Hard Rock Casino Rockford construction site once every few weeks, the building would appear to be sprouting magically out of what was recently an empty 25-acre field. The construction site is a hive of activity, much of it taking place inside what will be a 180000-square-foot casino resort, and it's only weeks away…
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Sneak peek: Hard Rock Casino Rockford construction is complex hive
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Hard Rock Casino Rockford Completes Outer Structure

The construction of the outer structure of the Hard Rock Casino Rockford has been completed. On July 12, 2023, the final steel beam was lifted on the top of the construction and traditionally installed to represent a significant milestone in the resort's development reportedly scheduled to open in August of 2024. Significant Milestone: The latest…
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Hard Rock Casino Rockford Completes Outer Structure
Rockford Register Star

Hard Rock Casino Rockford celebrates as final beam is installed.

The Hard Rock Casino Rockford next summer will be bustling with activity as thousands of visitors gather to gamble, see a show or grab a dinner at its resort on East State Street. On Wednesday, casino dignitaries along with Rockford and Winnebago County leaders celebrated as the final steel beam was hoisted into place and installed during an…
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Hard Rock Casino Rockford celebrates as final beam is installed.
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Illinois Finds Bally's Preliminarily Suitable For Chicago Casino

The Illinois Gaming Board unanimously voted Bally's "preliminarily suitable" at its Thursday meeting, a key step forward for the gaming company to build its $1.7 billion casino in the River West neighborhood of Chicago. The favorable vote was expected after the IGB had approved smaller related measures, including supplier contracts, as Bally's has…
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Illinois Finds Bally's Preliminarily Suitable For Chicago Casino
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Illinois Gaming Board gives early approval to Bally’s Chicago casino

All bets could be on in Chicago by the end of summer. State regulators on Thursday handed down a key early approval to Bally's Chicago casino plan, paving the way for the corporation to launch a temporary gambling house within a couple of months at the historic Medinah Temple in River North while it builds the permanent structure in River West. The…
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Illinois Gaming Board gives early approval to Bally’s Chicago casino
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Table games now available at Hard Rock Casino in Rockford

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The Illinois Gaming Board has given the approval for live table games at the temporary Hard Rock Casino on East State Street and Bell School Road. Those who come can now play live versions of blackjack, three card poker and ultimate hold'em. Hard Rock Rockford President Geno Iafrate says since it took just 107 days from the…
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Table games now available at Hard Rock Casino in Rockford
Rockford Register Star

Hard Rock Casino Rockford now has table games, including blackjack

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and Rockford legend Rick Nielsen won the first hand of blackjack ever dealt at the Rockford Casino on a remarkable hand, but at my table, a little ways away, carnage ensued. I was sitting at a table that included state Sen. Dave Syverson, his wife, Lori, and WIFR-23 news anchor Mike Garrigan. We were among the invited…
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Hard Rock Casino Rockford now has table games, including blackjack
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Hard Rock Casino Rockford debuts blackjack and other live table games

Rockford Casino has added Live Blackjack, 3 Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold'em at its interim casino. The live table games launch on April 5, 2023. (Photo provided by Hard Rock Rockford) ROCKFORD - Hard Rock Casino Rockford debuts blackjack and other live table games today, taking its offerings beyond slots and other electronic games for the…
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Hard Rock Casino Rockford debuts blackjack and other live table games
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Hard Rock Casino Rockford Has Added Live Table Games

A source reports that Hard Rock Casino Rockford has added blackjack and other live table games today. This addition represents a significant milestone in the casino's operations strengthening Hard Rock's portfolio and complementing its offerings of slots and other electronic games with in-demand table games for the first time. Six Tables…
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Hard Rock Casino Rockford Has Added Live Table Games
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Casino Landscape Changing Fast With Temporary Operations In Waukegan, Soon In Chicago

The earliest form of recorded gambling took place about 5000 years ago. Its chances of fading away is about the same as drawing a royal flush in every card game one plays or picking the right Roulette color 100 times in a row. With last week's opening of a temporary casino in Waukegan and in the near future a temporary operation in downtown…
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Casino Landscape Changing Fast With Temporary Operations In Waukegan, Soon In Chicago
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Full House Resorts To Open Its 'Temporary' Casino In Illinois

Full House Resorts has announced Friday night as the opening of its temporary casino in Illinois, aptly named The Temporary by American Place. The Temporary is located in Waukegan, approximately 40 miles north of Chicago and less than 20 miles from the Wisconsin state line. Waukegan was one of six locations awarded a casino license in the 2019…
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Full House Resorts To Open Its 'Temporary' Casino In Illinois
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Bally's Temporary Chicago Casino Approved For Supplier Licenses

The first in-person Illinois Gaming Board meeting in more than three years was a relatively low-key affair on Thursday, with the biggest news being Medinah Building and Medinah Holdings being unanimously approved for casino supplier licenses connected to Bally's temporary casino in downtown Chicago. Both licensees are connected to Medinah Temple,…
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Bally's Temporary Chicago Casino Approved For Supplier Licenses
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Rockford Casino hits jackpot with January revenue numbers

Rockford Casino, A Hard Rock Opening Act opened 2023 by posting one of its most successful months of operation in terms of revenue so far, according to data released Tuesday by the Illinois Gaming Board. The temporary Rockford casino raked in more than $5 million in January. That is 49% more than the $3.3 million the casino collected in revenue…
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Illinois Casinos Post $114.4 Million Revenue In December

The Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) reported casino revenue totaling $114.4 million for the month of December, as the gaming discipline generated $290 million in state tax revenue for the 2022 calendar year. Overall, the state's 11 venues generated $1.35 billion in operator revenue in 2022, an increase of 13.6% compared to the $1.19 billion generated…
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Illinois Casinos Post $114.4 Million Revenue In December
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Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin renews efforts to bring a casino to Kenosha

The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin has relaunched efforts to bring a casino to Kenosha - roughly seven years after its last attempt was blocked by former Gov. Scott Walker. In July, the tribe announced that it had once again partnered with Hard Rock International, which is owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, to construct a scaled-down…
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Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin renews efforts to bring a casino to Kenosha
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Bally's expects Tropicana Vegas acquisition to close in September; files Chicago casino application with Illinois regulator

Bally's Corporation is moving forward with two major projects in two different US states, which involve the Tropicana acquisition in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Chicago's first casino project, in Illinois. On the Nevada front, the company said it will, announced in April last year, at the end of September. Nevertheless, Bally's executives said in…
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Bally's expects Tropicana Vegas acquisition to close in September; files Chicago casino application with Illinois regulator
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Hard Rock Breaks Ground On $310 Million Rockford Casino

Hoping it will be " The Flame " that draws patrons to northern Illinois, Hard Rock and local ownership group 815 Entertainment broke ground Wednesday on a $310 million casino in Rockford that is scheduled to open in late 2023. In a tent filled to capacity next to its temporary venue, called A Hard Rock Opening Act, dignitaries who included Hard…
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Hard Rock Breaks Ground On $310 Million Rockford Casino
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Still no casino at Hawthorne Race Course 3 years after getting license

More than three years after Hawthorne Race Course was authorized to add casino gambling, not a single card has been dealt nor a coin dropped in the slots. The $400 million combination horse racetrack and casino, or "racino," was supposed to have opened in 2021. Workers even started initial demolition work at the track, which shut down the…
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Still no casino at Hawthorne Race Course 3 years after getting license
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$1.7B Chicago Casino Wins Zoning Approval

A proposed $1.7 billion casino in Chicago has earned city council approval, but still needs a license from the Illinois Gaming Board. The council voted 39-5 Dec. 14 in favor of the zoning changes that Bally's Corp. needs to build the casino, hotel and entertainment complex in an industrial area, the site of the Chicago Tribune Freedom Center…
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$1.7B Chicago Casino Wins Zoning Approval
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Wind Creek Breaks Ground For Suburban Cook County Casino In Illinois

Somewhat overshadowed by the process of Bally's moving forward as the applicant for Chicago's downtown casino license, Wind Creek quietly broke ground for another casino in Illinois, this one located in the south suburbs of Cook County. The Illinois Gaming Board selected Wind Creek over South Suburban Development last December, capping a process…
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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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Chicago City Council Approves Bally's $1.7 Billion Casino Plan
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Game coming to Hard Rock Casino Rockford draws high rollers

A cousin to James Bond's favorite casino game could be featured at the Hard Rock Casino Rockford. Plans still being finalized for the Hard Rock include a special six-table room set aside for baccarat, a game that has been called the world's No. 1 casino table game even if it remains a bit unfamiliar in much of the United States. Baccarat is gaining…
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Illinois Casinos Revenue Tick Higher To $116 Million In October

The Illinois Gaming Board reported nearly $116 million in casino revenue for October as venues around the state picked up the slack with top revenue generator Rivers Casino reporting slightly declining figures for the fourth consecutive month. The figure represented a 1.9% improvement on September's total of $113.8 million, fueled by a sharp 6.2%…
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Illinois Casinos Revenue Tick Higher To $116 Million In October
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Illinois Casino Revenue Climbs To New 2022 High In July

A surge in attendance contributed to a sharp rise in revenue from electronic gaming devices (EGDs) as the Illinois Gaming Board reported casino revenue totaling $122.9 million in July. More than 840000 admissions were counted across the state's 11 venues, the most for any month in 2022 and 12.8% higher compared to June. The revenue total also…
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Where to buy an Arcade in GTA Online for The Diamond Casino Heist?

One of the most popular inquiries related to The Diamond Casino Heist in GTA Online is where players can buy an Arcade. That property must be purchased to start the heist, but one cannot just get it out of the blue like most other businesses. There is a very small but easily missable requirement where the player has to meet with Lester Crest in…
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Where to buy an Arcade in GTA Online for The Diamond Casino Heist?
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How to do The Diamond Casino Heist in GTA Online

The Diamond Casino Heist is an incredibly lucrative activity in GTA Online, but unlocking it can be a bit unintuitive. Most players should already know that they must buy the Arcade to access this heist. However, the property isn't available for purchase from the get-go. Instead, players must meet Lester Crest at Mirror park first. Thus, a simple…
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Hollywood Casino Aurora owners present plan to move out of downtown, rebuild by I-88

The owners of Hollywood Casino Aurora want to close their facility downtown and rebuild it on a site closer to Interstate 88, they announced Monday. The new location would cost about $360 million and include a casino with about 900 slot machines, 50 live table games and a sportsbook, officials at Penn Entertainment said. The current casino has more…
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Hard Rock breaks ground on new Rockford casino

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - It's official! City leaders and celebrities gathered Wednesday afternoon at the site of the new Hard Rock Rockford casino and hotel for a groundbreaking ceremony. The new casino will be located on the corner of East State Street and Lyford Rd, just off I-90. Nearly a year after opening the temporary Rockford Casino: A Hard…
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Illinois Casino Revenue Slips To $116.6 Million For May

The Illinois Gaming Board reported $116.6 million in casino gaming revenue for May, a slight month-over-month decline as attendance dropped at most venues across the state. The figure represented a 4.8% drop from April's total of $122.4 million, which is currently the high-water mark for the year. While table games revenue ticked higher to more…
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Rockford Illinois will have a Hard Rock casino, the shovels say, “Aye”

About three years after the Illinois legislature passed a bill approving Hard Rock Casino Rockford, the ground was broken last Wednesday by Hard Rock representatives and city officials in a much-anticipated ceremony. The shovels were turned at the casino's permanent location near the entrance of Interstate 90 on East State Street. The new permanent…
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Illinois Gaming Regulators Approve Danville Casino Plan

State regulators have approved a plan for construction of a new casino in Danville. The Illinois Gaming Board voted unanimously Thursday to OK plans for the Golden Nugget Danville Casino. The planned 41500-square-foot gaming floor is expected to have 500 slot machines, 14 table games, two restaurants and a sports book,…
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Chicago's entry into casino game not deterring suburban sites

After years of delays, the fading casino gambling industry in Illinois is pushing for a comeback - not only by building six new casinos statewide, but replacing existing riverboats with new land-based resorts in Aurora and Joliet. Despite a gigantic casino planned for Chicago, the suburban casinos are betting that they cannot only compete but…
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Chicago's entry into casino game not deterring suburban sites
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Springfield leaders shelve resolution on a downtown casino

The Springfield Committee of the Whole Tuesday tabled a resolution that the city be included for consideration of receiving a casino license, but it may at least have the ear of a local membership group of bars and restaurants. The unique look of a proposed downtown casino - with table games like blackjack and craps and roulette and sports betting,…
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Springfield leaders shelve resolution on a downtown casino
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Illinois Casino And VGT Revenue Bounces Back In February

After an unexpectedly soft start to the year, revenue generated by casinos and video gaming terminals across Illinois bounced back slightly in February, but still fell short of late 2021 numbers, according to figures released by the Illinois Gaming Board. Casino revenue excluding sports wagering at the state's 11 venues totaled $93.6 million, an…
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Table Games Up But Illinois Casino Revenue Takes August Dip

The Illinois Gaming Board reported combined casino revenue totaling $117.3 million for August, with a drop in electronic gaming device (EGD) and slot revenue the primary cause for a month-over-month decline. The figure represents a 4.5% dip from July's $122.9 million, but it was also 10.4% higher than the $107.9 million claimed in August of last…
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Table Games Up But Illinois Casino Revenue Takes August Dip
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Casino Revenue Ticks Higher In Illinois To Close 2021

Illinois' 11 casinos closed 2021 with a flourish as the state's gaming board reported revenue totaling $109.8 million for the month of December and nearly $1.2 billion for 2021. The figure represented a 5.6% increase from November's total of $103.9 million as the venues were helped by an increase of nearly 3% in attendance to 726780 patrons, 21110…
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Casino Revenue Ticks Higher In Illinois To Close 2021
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Illinois Casinos, VGTs Post Slight Revenue Dip For September

The Illinois Gaming Board reported slight declines in casino and video gaming terminal (VGT) revenue for September, which marked the second straight month of lower totals reported at casinos. The state's 11 casinos combined to generate $113.8 million in revenue, finishing 3% below August's total of $117.3 million. While nowhere near the 2022 low…
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Illinois Casinos, VGTs Post Slight Revenue Dip For September
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Springfield maintains top spot in Illinois with most video gambling machines

The City of Springfield has embraced video gambling since it became legal in Illinois a decade ago. The latest report on gambling from the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, the fiscal gurus for the state legislature, shows the city with a total of 757 terminals in operation during the fiscal year that ended this summer.…
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Springfield maintains top spot in Illinois with most video gambling machines
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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 at 7801 E. State St. near the Interstate 90 exit. The celebration featured Cheap Trick guitarist and Rockford native Rick Nielsen, Hard Rock representatives and local community leaders. The ceremony came about a year after the opening of the…
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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

ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Rockford's new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is officially under construction. After months of waiting on approvals, city officials and Hard Rock representatives broke ground in a ceremony Wednesday afternoon at the casino's new permanent location along East State Street close to the entrance of Interstate 90. 13 WREX has been…
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Hard Rock Casino Rockford officially breaks ground
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Decades in the making: Hard Rock Casino Rockford construction begins

ROCKFORD - Three years after Rockford chose the Hard Rock from among three viable casino proposals, Hard Rock Casino Rockford threw an invitation-only party to celebrate the start of transforming a 25-acre empty field into a more than $310 million resort. It is a moment decades in the making: A casino that will mean millions in local revenue,…
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Decades in the making: Hard Rock Casino Rockford construction begins
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Hard Rock Casino Rockford construction to begin from Wednesday

In the American state of Illinois and casino operator Hard Rock International has reportedly announced that it will be holding a special ceremony on Wednesday afternoon to mark the start to construction of its Hard Rock Casino Rockford venue. According to a report from local television broadcaster WIFR-LD, the ground-breaking event is set to take…
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Hard Rock Casino Rockford construction to begin from Wednesday
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Answering the most commonly asked Hard Rock Casino Rockford questions

ROCKFORD - You got questions about Hard Rock Casino Rockford? We've got answers. Folks are logging on to Google to ask about the temporary Rockford Casino, A Hard Rock Opening Act and about plans for the coming permanent Hard Rock Casino Rockford resort. Here are answers to some of the most popular questions we are seeing. Where is the Rockford…
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Answering the most commonly asked Hard Rock Casino Rockford questions
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Casino Night/Buckeye Watch Party Planned For Saturday Night At Leon’s

In the end, The House always wins. That's bad news for anyone who wants to play a little roulette or roll the dice. Meyer Lansky, who knew as much about gambling as anyone who's ever lived didn't gamble himself, but he did say that the only game he would mess with if he had to was blackjack, and even then, the odds are with The House. The odds are…
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Potawatomi casino's gambling wins return to near pre-pandemic levels

See what Potawatomi Hotel & Casino's renovated space will look likePotawatomi Hotel & Casino announces a $100 million renovation project for the casino's third floor impacting 120000 square feet of space. The Potawatomi tribe's Milwaukee casino is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. The casino at 1721 W. Canal St. won at least $388 million - and…
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Potawatomi casino's gambling wins return to near pre-pandemic levels
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Bally’s files application with state for first Chicago casino

Bally's filed its application with the Illinois Gaming Board on Wednesday, taking a major step in the process to build Chicago's first casino and the flagship property for its fast-growing company. The application was posted on the gaming board website Thursday morning. The clock is now running for the publicly traded Rhode Island-based company to…
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Bally’s files application with state for first Chicago casino
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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 files Illinois Gaming Board application for Chicago casino
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Rockford Casino is applying for sports betting licensing.

The Rockford Casino is considering plans to bring even more options to gamblers visiting the Hard Rock facility. The operator is in talks with state regulators to receive licensing and approval to add sports betting to its temporary casino facility. Live table games are also under consideration. The casino would like to offer a physical sportsbook…
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Rockford Casino is applying for sports betting licensing.
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Hard Rock Eyeing Potential Casino In Southeastern Wisconsin

Hard Rock International is teaming up with the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin to potentially bring a casino to southeastern Wisconsin near the Illinois state line. The two groups announced their partnership last week, with the goal of opening a casino in Kenosha. The Menominee Tribe previously attempted to open an off-reservation casino at the…
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Hard Rock Eyeing Potential Casino In Southeastern Wisconsin
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Illinois Casino, VGT Revenues Take Hit In June

The Illinois Gaming Board reported a combined $327.4 million in revenue from casino gaming and video gaming terminals in June as both wagering disciplines declined from the prior month. A dip in attendance appeared to be a key contributing factor in the 5.1% decline in casino revenue for June to $110.7 million. There were 745546 admissions across…
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Illinois Casino, VGT Revenues Take Hit In June
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The Hard Work Of Developing The Hard Rock

BACK ON THE STRIP: A rendering of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino planned for the Las Vegas Strip, which will convert the Mirage Hotel and Casino. (Courtesy Hard Rock International) It's no exaggeration to say that Hard Rock International has Disney-esque aspirations, not just when it comes to customer service, but also its place in the live…
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The Hard Work Of Developing The Hard Rock
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Opposition to major Ho-Chunk Nation casino project in Beloit

BELOIT (WKOW) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation is building a $405 million casino in Beloit, Wisconsin near the Illinois border, after decades of planning. "It's been a long time," said Ryan Greendeer, public relations officer for the Legislative branch of the Ho-Chunk Nation. This new casino -- Ho-Chunk Gaming Beloit -- has been in the works since the late…
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Opposition to major Ho-Chunk Nation casino project in Beloit
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Illinois Casino Revenue Surges To $122 Million For April

As a vote nears on whether the Chicago City Council will present Bally's to the Illinois Gaming Board as its applicant for a downtown casino license, the state's venues already in play posted revenue gains for a third consecutive month in April, ending up at $122.4 million. The revenue figure is a 15.9% improvement on March's total of $105.7…
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Illinois Casino Revenue Surges To $122 Million For April
The Quad City Times

How regulators will try to ensure Chicago’s first-ever casino is free of corruption

CHICAGO - A decade ago, Chicago was on the verge of getting its first-ever casino, a controversial idea that nevertheless received legislative approval before it was vetoed by then-Gov. Pat Quinn because, in his words, the bill contained "loopholes for mobsters." Quinn, a self-styled outsider among Illinois Democrats, was by no means the first to…
Politics
How regulators will try to ensure Chicago’s first-ever casino is free of corruption
Beloit Daily News

Hard Rock Casino Rockford moves up hotel plans

ROCKFORD-The Hard Rock Casino Rockford is advancing its hotel plans to phase 1 of production along with the plans for a permanent casino. The hotel was originally planned in phase 3 of the construction plan, but Geno Iafrate, Hard Rock Casino Rockford President, moved production time to line up closer with the casino plan. This means that the hotel…
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Hard Rock Casino Rockford moves up hotel plans
Chicago Tribune

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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A casino for River West gets Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s nod. What’s in the plan and what happens next?
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Off The Record: Casino Choice In Chicago Could Have Big Effect On Des Plaines

Every once in a while, Des Plaines Ald. Malcolm Chester (6th) hoists the warning flag about the future of the city's financial intake from the Rivers Casino operation. For the most part it seems, his city government colleagues file his concerns in the back of their brains, leaving the matter for serious discussion for some time in the future. Now…
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Off The Record: Casino Choice In Chicago Could Have Big Effect On Des Plaines
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Hard Rock’s temporary casino in Rockford set to open in October

The casino site is currently undergoing an $8 million renovation and will hold over 600 slot machines. The temporary casino can be open for up to two years while the permanent casino is built. The Hard Rock temporary casino in Rockford will open in October 2021. The temporary casino can be open for up to two years while the permanent casino is…
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Hard Rock’s temporary casino in Rockford set to open in October
Beloit Daily News

Beloit casino project took key step forward in 2021

BELOIT-The Ho-Chunk Nation's Beloit casino and resort project may not have broken ground in 2021, but the project took key administrative steps forward as officials from the tribe and City of Beloit look forward to initial construction this year. Last year was far from quiet for the project even without shovels in the ground. Wisconsin Democratic…
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Beloit casino project took key step forward in 2021
Golden Casino News

Illinois Casino: Unified Gaming Platform Deployed at Hard Rock Casino Rockford

Hard Rock Casino Rockford and Quick Custom Intelligence ("QCI") announced jointly that the QCI unified gaming platform has been deployed, the crew has been educated, and the product is currently in use at the new location in Rockford, Illinois. The platform integrates player acquisition, marketing, and gaming with real-time operational capabilities…
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Illinois Casino: Unified Gaming Platform Deployed at Hard Rock Casino Rockford
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Hard Rock Casino Rockford Deploys QCI’s Unified Gaming Platform

Hard Rock Casino Rockford and Quick Custom Intelligence (QCI) jointly announced that the QCI unified gaming platform has been deployed, the team has been trained and are actively using the tool at the new property in Rockford, Illinois. "When we were looking for a tool that truly covers all the important aspects of player development, we needed to…
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Hard Rock Casino Rockford Deploys QCI’s Unified Gaming Platform
Crain's Complete Business

Chicago casino bids are mediocre-Lightfoot should start over

In 1992, Chicago had the three largest, publicly traded gaming companies and the Pritzker family (Hyatt Hotels) together promising to invest a total of $2 billion (about $4 billion today) of private funds in downtown to create a spectacular entertainment economic engine that would have spun off huge collateral benefits for the region, far eclipsing…
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Chicago casino bids are mediocre-Lightfoot should start over
Journal Review

Illinois gaming regulators approve Danville casino plan

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) - State regulators have approved a plan for construction of a new casino in Danville. The Illinois Gaming Board voted unanimously Thursday to OK plans for the Golden Nugget Danville Casino. The planned 41500-square-foot gaming floor is expected to have 500 slot machines, 14 table games, two restaurants and a sports book,…
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Chicago Sun Times

Illinois Gaming Board approves Danville casino

Illinois regulators on Thursday gave preliminary approval for a new casino to open in downstate Danville, dealing out one of the final cards of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's 2019 gambling expansion. The Illinois Gaming Board's initial green light to the Golden Nugget Danville leaves only one component of Pritzker's high-stakes legislation remaining:…
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Illinois Gaming Board approves Danville casino
Rockford Register Star

Rockford Casino launches Sunday Jazz Brunch, WINESday events in March

ROCKFORD - Hard Rock is living up to its promise to bring live music to town with two weekly jazz events at A Hard Rock Opening Act, Rockford's temporary casino. The Sunday Jazz Brunch is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rock River Bar & Grill, the upscale casual restaurant inside the casino at 610 N. Bell School Road, Hard Rock said in a news…
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Rockford Casino launches Sunday Jazz Brunch, WINESday events in March
Sportskeeda

How GTA Online players can get started on Casino Heists

Diamond Casino Heists require a lot of setup in GTA Online, but it's definitely worth the wait. Some GTA Online players would rather steal a dollar their way than earn a hundred by doing nothing. With that in mind, Diamond Casino Heists are a fun and reliable way to make some extra cash. Players will have to put in the work, but it will pay off…
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How GTA Online players can get started on Casino Heists
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Rockford moves one step closer to permanent casino

ROCKFORD (WREX) - The Illinois Gaming Board voted 4-0 to grant a license to 815 Entertainment and Hard Rock for a permanent casino in Rockford. While the license was approved, construction can't start just yet on the proposed location of the casino at the old clock tower site on E. State St. near the I-90 exit. "Hard Rock Casino Rockford cannot…
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Rockford moves one step closer to permanent casino
Gambling News

Hard Rock Greenlighted for Permanent Casino in Rockford, Illinois

Hard Rock International's temporary casino in Rockford, IL, is going to go away. However, it's going to be replaced with something bigger and better. The Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) voted 4 to 1 to license the Hard Rock Casino Rockford. The license gives the operator two years to complete the construction of the new property. Hard Rock has overcome…
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Hard Rock Greenlighted for Permanent Casino in Rockford, Illinois
Beloit Daily News

Rockford casino plan gets final license approval

ROCKFORD-The Rockford casino project took another step forward on Thursday as the Illinois Gaming Board approved the final license for the permanent Hard Rock casino site near Interstate 39/90. The unanimous approval by the Illinois Gaming Board comes as the Ho-Chunk Nation's Beloit casino-resort proposal remains pending with the Bureau of Indian…
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Rockford casino plan gets final license approval
WIFR

Geno Iafrate named President of new Rockford Casino

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Hard Rock formally introduced the President of its new Rockford Casino on Wednesday. Geno Iafrate, an experienced gaming and hospitality professional, is the driver of Rockford's hottest new toy. Under Iafrate's leadership, and in just over 60 days of operation, the sensation at the corner of Bell School Road and E. State…
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Geno Iafrate named President of new Rockford Casino
Chicago Tribune

Casino proposals in Waukegan, south suburbs win initial state approval

State regulators on Wednesday chose developers for two new suburban casinos, a decision that comes more than two years after Gov. J.B. Pritzker approved a massive expansion of gambling in Illinois that also included a long-debated but still unrealized Chicago casino. A unanimous vote by the Illinois Gaming Board gives preliminary approval for a…
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Casino proposals in Waukegan, south suburbs win initial state approval