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Gaming board revamp plan ahead of massive gambling expansion

There are more questions than answers when it comes to where a Chicago casino will land — and a revamped Illinois Gaming Board will be wading into unchartered territory in taking up the biggest gambling expansion the state has ever seen.

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6/15/2019

article Why sports betting is a gamble for Chicago's pro teams
(Illinois) -- Sports betting in Illinois could be a gold mine for Chicago's pro sports teams. It's also a big gamble for them. As the pending statewide...

6/12/2019

article Despite Mayor Lightfoot’s campaign promise, Chicago’s casino will be owned by a private investor after all
(Illinois) -- A funny thing happened on the way to state legislative approval for Chicago's very own casino last week. For decades political leaders, lusting after...
article How to make a Chicago casino a social asset — not a public pariah
(Illinois) -- When it comes to a casino in Chicago, the question used to be “If?” Would it ever be built? Now the question is “Where?” But all...

6/9/2019

article Gaming board revamp plan ahead of massive gambling expansion
(Illinois) -- There are more questions than answers when it comes to where a Chicago casino will land — and a revamped Illinois Gaming Board will be wading into...

6/7/2019

article Chicago casino is a risky roll of the dice for Pritzker, Lightfoot
(Illinois) -- Officials from Chicago to Springfield have been in party mode since the big gravy boat set sail—the big gravy boat being legislative passage of a...
article Where should Chicago build its first casino?
(Illinois) -- A Chicago casino has been in discussion for years and now the plan is finally moving forward amid a flurry of new legislation including everything from a $...
article Why Lightfoot should go all in on a downtown casino
(Illinois) -- For decades, certain enthusiastic civic boosters—most notably the late lamented CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Jerry Roper, who one hopes...

6/5/2019

article How Lori Lightfoot got Chicago that elusive casino
(Illinois) -- Casinos were on former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s Springfield wish list for years, and they were Rahm Emanuel’s top legislative priority...

6/4/2019

article A tough bet for Lightfoot: Where to put Chicago's casino? Possibilities range from former Reese hospital to public housing sites
(Illinois) -- A Chicago casino gives Mayor Lori Lightfoot her first chance to shepherd a major construction and economic development project from start to finish, but...
article Place Your Bets: Where Should the Chicago Casino Be Built?
(Illinois) -- Chicago is finally set to get a much-anticipated casino. And it’s not just any casino, but one that could rival Las Vegas mega-casinos in size and...
article Where should a Chicago casino go?
(Illinois) -- Up next, [Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot] said, will be a study to figure out where the casino should go. “I’m not going to get into speculation...

6/3/2019

article Chicago Will Get a Casino as Part of Illinois Gambling Expansion
(Illinois) -- Illinois legislators approved a giant gambling-expansion bill that allows sports betting and as many as six new casinos, including one in Chicago, one of...
article How Illinois’s landmark legislative session will impact Chicago
(Illinois) -- Illinois lawmakers had a long list of items on the agenda for the spring session, including legalizing recreational marijuana and a massive $45 billion...
article Lightfoot decision to drop demand for city-owned casino helped deliver winning hand
(Illinois) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday she tried for the city-owned casino her predecessors favored, but ultimately agreed to a privately-owned facility more...
article Lightfoot Promises To Go Slow On Chicago Casino
(Illinois) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants to take a cautious approach to a casino in Chicago, once an Illinois gambling-expansion measure becomes law. A day after...
article Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Chicago casino: Big win, up next a study to decide where to put it
(Illinois) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot didn’t get the city-owned Chicago casino she said she would have preferred, but on Monday she set a course to move ahead with...

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