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Casinos across Illinois to partially re-open from Wednesday morning

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The ten riverboat casinos in the American state of Illinois are reportedly set to re-open from Wednesday morning after being temporarily shuttered some 15 weeks ago owing to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a Thursday report from the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, the decision from Illinois Governor Jay Robert Pritzker (pictured) comes some two weeks ...

Boyd Gaming closes several casinos in US amidst Coronavirus outbreak: All Illinois Casinos shutdown

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Late last week, Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania issued a mandate in which public schools, community centers as well as entertainment venues in Montgomery County shut down for a two-week time frame. This closure was issued due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the state, particularly that region.  Because of the mandate, Boyd Gaming ...

Illinois March Madness ready as Rivers Casino Des Plains launches sports betting on Monday

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Legal sports betting finally begins in Illinois on Monday, and the state’s most lucrative casino, Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, plans to open its state-of-the-art sportsbook in time for one of the busiest betting events of the year, March Madness. Sports bettors in the midwestern US state will be able to place wagers on ...

New report casts doubts on efficacy of Illinois casino expansion plan

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In Illinois and an official report has reportedly cast considerable doubts on whether the state’s plan to license up to six additional casinos and bring gaming tables and sportsbetting to its horseracing tracks will prove capable of meeting the stated goal of increasing tax revenues. According to a Thursday report from the Chicago Tribune ...

Investigation determines that Illinois would benefit from airport slots

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In Illinois and an official feasibility study has reportedly determined that the state could earn up to $18.5 million every year by bringing a complement of around 500 slots to O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport. According to a Sunday report from the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, the inquiry was prepared by Union ...