South suburban casino, Chicago Bulls reach partnership deal
Wind Creek Hospitality is building a south suburban casino. It has announced a partnership with the Chicago Bulls. The partnership will include in-game promotions and promotional events. Work got underway in September on the casino in East Hazel Crest. Wind Creek will provide community groups with tickets to two games this season. The casino is expected to open in late 2023 or early 2024. it is an authority of the Alabama-based Poarch Band of Creek Indians. They manage the tribe’s gaming facilities, which include casinos and horse racing tracks. the Bulls are excited to partner with Wind creek over the next few seasons.
Wind Creek has estimated $3 million in tax revenue would flow annually to Homewood and East Hazel Crest. The hotel will still contain 252 rooms, but the height of the tower has been reduced to 16 floors from the original 21. Wind Creek had first estimated the project as costing about $440 million, now it's looking at between $480 and $485 million.