Danville Golden Nugget Casino Found ‘Preliminarily Suitable’ By Illinois Gaming Board

Written By Joe Boozell on March 10, 2022Last Updated on April 11, 2022
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At the Illinois Gaming Board( IGB ) meeting on Thursday, Danville Development LLC, which is in charge of the city & rsquo, Golden Nuggetcasino bid, received good news.

The IGB found Danville Development ‘preliminarily suitable’ for a casino license, the last step before final approval. It looks as though Danville is well on its way to getting its long-anticipated casino.

There have been some hiccups in Danville’s process. Haven Gamingoriginally submitted the city’s casino application, but the IGB rejected it.

Finally, a deal was reached between Golden Nugget and Danville Development to acquire the game bid. The IGB has initially deemed the team to be ideal a little more than one year later.

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Danville is located along Illinois’ east-central borders. It is very near Indiana.

500 gambling systems, 14 table games, and two restaurants may be available on the casino’s 41,500 square foot gaming floor. A casino and a Saltgrass Steakhouse would also be included.

As far as the timetable is considered, Danville Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. recently said:

What that would mean for Danville is in 45 to 60 days, & ldquo, you would probably be experiencing a groundbreaking. In order to do that, we may meet as soon as April or the end of April. After that, a casino would probably available in the first few months of 2023. & rdquo,

Williams added that the game will generate 300 well-paying, full-time tasks. There won’t be a makeshift game.

Golden Nugget has expressed interest in eventually joining the Illinois online sports betting market. However, DraftKings now owns Golden Nugget Online Gaming, so it remains to be seen how that could affect a future Illinois launch.

significant advancements in fresh Illinois games

It certainly took a while for the new Illinois casino license applicants to get answers. But now, five applicants have at least been found suitable, and a few have received final approval.

There is an student in each of these areas who has received last approval or applicability:

  • Rockford
  • Waukegan
  • neighbourhoods in the southern
  • County of Williamson
  • Danville

That only leaves Chicago, and work is being done on that front as well. According to Mayor Lori Lightfoot, her leadership intends to select a victor this flower.

The IGB will then receive the winner’s plan. As anticipated, the Chicago & rsquo process is taking the longest.

A crucial step is taken by Terre Haute Casino.

There are plans for a new casino in Terre Haute, Indiana. And for a while, there was concern that a Terre Haute casino would beat Danville to market.

Terra Haute and Danville are separated by about an hour’s travel.

The charge is being managed by Churchill Downs, which recently received approval to move the proposed casino. Churchill Downs hopes to get ready to open by the end of 2023, with groundbreaking anticipated in May.

Williams seems to believe that a Danville blackjack can be built more quickly, which could be crucial in luring in new patrons. We will be monitoring both casinos and rsquo’s progress because their starting dates may have significant long-term effects.

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Boozell, Joe has also been a college sports writer for NCAA.com since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, FoxSports.com and NBA.com. Growing up, Boozell squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene … you can imagine how that went.

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