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Thu Apr 22, 2021, 02:08 PM

Chicago Seeks Developer to Open City's First Casino by 2025

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago is laying its cards on the table and officially seeking bids to build the first casino in the nation's third-largest city.

City leaders want a “world-class” resort that'll draw locals and tourists while boosting Chicago's finances, but several steps remain.

Here's where things stand:

SLOTS IN THE SECOND CITY

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Thursday that Chicago is officially seeking proposals to operate a resort that includes a casino, a hotel of up to 500 rooms, restaurants and bars. Whoever gets the license will also get to run slot machines at both of Chicago's airports. Overall, the operator will be allowed up to 4,000 “gaming positions”, or seats where bets are placed.

Under Chicago's timeline, applicants will publicly present their plans in September, and the winner will be chosen in 2022. Final approval from the city and state gambling regulators is required.

Read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2021-04-22/chicago-seeks-developer-to-open-citys-first-casino-by-2025

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soothsayer Apr 22 #1
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 02:11 PM

1. Ooh airport slots too

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 02:14 PM

2. former guy is available.....

He has experience with casinos and large scale construction to boot.

What could go wrong?

{sarcasm}

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 02:30 PM

3. Beat me to it!

Plus, there's a big shiny Trump Tower in Chicago!

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 02:31 PM

4. I'm sure Mayor Lightfoot would to partner with him. Lol. n/t

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