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US – Bally’s at Tribune Publishing Center selected for Chicago’s sole casino licence

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot has announced that the City has selected Bally’s Corporation to be the recipient of its sole casino licence and the developer to create a world-class casino-resort and entertainment experience in Chicago on the site of the Tribune Publishing Center. “I am proud to announce that Bally’s Corporation will create a world-class…

US – Caesars named exclusive partner of Chicago White Sox

Caesars Entertainment and the Chicago White Sox have penned a partnership naming the operator as the Exclusive Casino Partner and Caesars Sportsbook as the Official Sports Betting Partner of the team. The deal sees Caesars Entertainment and Caesars Sportsbook, an authorised gaming operator of Major League Baseball, receive access to official Chicago White Sox logos…

US – Bally’s, Hard Rock and Rivers to battle it out for Chicago casino licence

Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot has 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…

US – Chicago Mayor listens to five casino blueprints from three companies

Three casino groups have presented five blueprints for a Chicago casino to Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s review team with Bally’s, Rush Street Gaming and Hard Rock International all in the running. The selected operator will need their plans to be financially viable, architecturally stunning and be underpinned by the principles of inclusion and equity. Mayor Lightfoot said of the entrants: “They…

US – Chicago City approves sports betting in stadiums and in future casino

Chicago City Council has ended its ban on sports betting with sportsbooks to open in and around stadiums in the city including Soldier Field, Wrigley Field, Guaranteed Rate Field, the United Center and Wintrust Arena. A two per cent tax will be imposed on betting revenue and will generate $400,000 to $500,000 each year from…

US – City of Chicago releases summary of proposals for city’s first casino-resort

The City of Chicago is releasing a summary of five proposals received through its RFP process to create a world-class casino-resort and entertainment experience in Chicago. An initiative three decades in the making, the Chicago casino is one of the country’s most attractive casino-resort development opportunities. A global gateway city with 9.5 million residents, Chicago…

US – City of Chicago receives five casino proposals

Five proposals have been submitted for consideration in developing a world-class casino-resort and entertainment experience in Chicago with the goal of being awarded the city’s sole casino owner’s license. The City of Chicago received a total of five proposals. Bally’s Corporation submitted two proposals for two different sites; its casino operations would be self-managed. HR…

Chicago – Two tribes left in tender for casino in Chicago Southland

The Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) has rejected plans for casinos in Calumet City and Lynwood, leaving just two developers; Homewood and Matteson in the tender to build a casino in Chicago Southland. The Illinois Gaming Board voted unanimously to kick out plans by Southland Live, who wanted to use a section of the River Oaks shopping center…

US – XB Net pens multi-year global distribution deal with Hawthorne Race Course in Chicago

XB Net has agreed to a distribution deal and multi-year contract renewal option with Hawthorne Race Course in Chicago, Illinois. The racetrack is embarking on a $400m redevelopment to add sports betting, casino-style gaming and other entertainment amenities to the new Hawthorne Casino & Race Course. The deal helps to leverage the 50 thoroughbred race-days that…