Ready To Rock? IGB Says Not Yet, Will Vote On Hard Rock Casino Rockford In February

Written By Joe Boozell on January 27, 2021
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A presentation was made by Hard Rock Casino Rockford to the Illinois Gaming Board( IGB ) on Wednesday, and a preliminary suitability andrdquo decision will be made on February 4.

Even though it wouldn’t be the last assent, it would be a crucial first step in obtaining one. A formal approval is required before development can start.

The 2019 gaming expansion bill allows for six new casinos to be built in Illinois. However, the process has moved at a snail’s pace.

Several groups applied in October 2019, and the IGB was supposed to make a decision within a year. But this past October, the IGB kicked the can down the road, asking eight applicants to amend their applications.

One of those aspirants was Hard Rock.

One of the biggest game companies in the US would probably be visiting Illinois if approved on February 4.

What is known about the Hard Rock Casino in Rockford?

A Hard Rock Casino Rockford website already exists. Visitors are greeted with the following information:

At the intersection of State Street and I-90, the Hard Rock Casino Rockford may have 64, 000 feet of gaming space, a wide range of dining options, and an area where you can play hard rock live music. Once in operation, the project will create over 1, 000 part – and full-time jobs, and the City of Rockford will receive a minimum annual gaming revenue of$ 7 million. I want to express my gratitude to the Rockford society for all of your help and excitement.

The casino’s estimated annual tax revenue ranges from$ 50 million to$ 60 million, according to the website.

The construction had value around$ 310 million.

Additionally, according to officials, a momentary gaming establishment did open around 90 days after final approval. There would only be games available.

The game eventually plans to add a 1,600-seat pleasure area. The location appears best because, according to the website, 65, 000 cars pass by it every day.

The closest gambling to Rockford at the moment are Hollywood Casino Aurora and Grand Victoria Casino Elgin.

Both, however, are about an hour and a half apart.

Located in the northern part of Illinois, Rockford has the fifth-highest population in the state, with about 147,000 residents.

Another innovative games, what about them?

Other applicants are also waiting, even though the Rockford growth may soon take good information.

In addition to Hard Rock, the following organizations had to modify their software in October. They are:

    Rivers Waukegan Casino & nbsp, CDI – RSG WaUKEgan, LLC( Waukegan License )

  • American Place & nbsp, Full House Resorts, Inc.( Waukegan License )
  • North Point Casino & nbsp, Lakeside Casino, LLC( Waukegan License )
  • Southland LIVE, LLC( South Suburban License ), d / b / a, Live & nbsp
  • South Suburban License, LLC & nbsp
  • ( Williamson County License ) Walker & rsquo, s Bluff Casino Resort, LLC & nbsp
  • South Suburban License: Wind Creek, LLC & nbsp

Due to the numerous candidates for the same position, as you can see, the position in Rockford is simpler than it is in some other parts. license.

The IGB announced that Full House Resorts, Inc. had to resubmit its app at the table conference on Wednesday.

Applications may realistically anticipate receiving a decision within six months, which would be sometime in April, according to IGB Administrator Marcus Fruchter in October.

Danville and Chicago, two additional areas never mentioned above, ought to have gambling in the future.

Golden Nuggetwill assume the Danville license, while the downtown Chicagocasino still has a lot of things to figure out, such as a location.

Hard Rock Casino Rockford is currently the front-runner to be the next game constructed in Illinois. In the position, it would be the eleventh.

Games in Illinois reopen

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker closed Illinois casinos in mid-November due to a statewide COVID-19 surge. But as of this writing, all Illinois casinos are reopened to varying degrees.

The top ten financial games in Lincoln County are listed below:

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