Harrah’s Joliet Casino Closes Its Illinois Poker Room Permanently

Written By Joe Boozell on October 21, 2020

The poker room at Harrah & rsquo’s Joliet Casino has been permanently shut down.

Most Illinois poker rooms are closed indefinitely due to COVID-19, but Harrah’s has decided to cease operations for good.

The poker room will award$ 427,800 in bad-beat prize funds via a drawing on October 28. Between October 20, 2019, and March 15, 2020, everyone who played jackpot-eligible games will be included in the drawing.

The total number of hours that people played during that time period will be used to determine comments.

Here’s more info from the Harrah’s official website:

The drawing will happen on October 28, 2020, according to & ldquo. The number of hours and minutes played during this time period determines submissions. 150 winners will be chosen, and they will each receive$ 2,852. Winners are never required to be present in order to succeed. All finalists will be contacted by phone or email, if possible. The winners’ record will also be posted below. At Caesars Rewards, the list of winners will also be accessible. Winners will have until November 30, 2020 to gather their medal after reserving a time slot for receiving payment. For a list of all the rules and regulations, visit Caesars Rewards.

The closure was not justified in the speech.

What the Joliet poker room at Harrah & rsquo offered

Before the pandemic, the poker room at Harrah & rsquo, s Joliet, was open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 o’clock.

Players could play live-action Texas Hold & rsquo, em, and Omaha games at the World Series Of Poker Room, as it was known.

On Saturdays, there would be tournaments for Deep Stack, Bounty, Mini-Deep & nbsp, and Blonties.

A nine-week competition called the WSOP Poker League was also held at Harrah & rsquo, and the winner would receive a main event seat in Las Vegas. Regular rewards were also available at the competition.

Another poker rooms were permanently closed.

Prior to the Harrah’s news, six of Illinois’ 10 casinos had poker rooms:

  • Elgin’s Grand Victoria Casino
  • Joliet Harrah & rsquo, s
  • Metropolis, Harrah & rsquo
  • Aurora Hollywood Casino
  • Jumer & rsquo, s Hotel & nbsp, Casino & amp,
  • Game sync a stones Hotel

Like Harrah’s, Elgin’s Grand Victoria Casino is also a Caesars property.

All of the casinos have been opened since July, but the casino areas are permanently shut down. That won’t possibly transform anytime soon given how many COVID – 19 cases are occurring in Illinois.

Since March, the casino areas have been closed.

Currently, that & rsquo is the case in many US regions, but a few poker rooms in Indiana have reopened. For instance, on Tuesday, the poker room at Four Winds Casino South Bend & rsquo opened.

The COVID – 19 pandemic continues to have a negative impact on the financial gambling sector.

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