Update: Rivers Casino New Poker Room Is Now Open

Written By Joe Boozell on April 4, 2022Last Updated on April 8, 2022

Note from Editor & rsquo: News about the opening of the Rivers poker room was added to this story.

According to the Des Plaines casino, the brand-new Riverspokerroomis is now available.

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The poker room is a part of the$ 87 million expansion plans for Rivers & rsquo. Rivers is expected to be a big hit because it is Illinois’s most well-liked game and is close to city Chicago.

There are now four poker rooms in Illinois. The poker room is 5,600 square feet and has 22 poker tables.

CEO Greg Carlin, the co-founder of Rush Street Gaming, said previously:

We will be able to provide our guests with more of the entertainment and dining options they enjoy, as well as more games opportunities and a long-desired casino room, thanks to this proposed growth. For our visitors, we have always provided a first-class knowledge. We & rsquo are eager to raise the bar and give them an even better experience as the economy reopens. & rdquo,

In total, the casino expansion will span78,000 square feet. The first floor of the expansion is already complete, and the second is still in progress.

These are the three games in Illinois that offer poker areas right now:

Rivers will undoubtedly be the most practical casino location for those in the Chicagoland region.

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Of course, even more convenient than a centrally-located poker hub would be the ability to play poker online.

Recently, there hasn’t been much information on the front of online blackjack or casinos, just as we anticipated this 2022 legislative session. The following season may bring about some improvements.

In the fall, State Rep. Michael Zalewski said he expects online poker to be legal “sooner rather than later” in Illinois.

On 670 The Score, he said:

Going into the legislative session in 2023 and the nbsp, that & rsquo, will be using stimulus funds and will also be looking for ways to make money. I anticipate a serious discussion about online blackjack immediately. The hopes, in my opinion, are great. I & rsquo has been on the DraftKings app and has traveled to In & nbsp, Michigan. It’s eerie how simple it is. However, the technology exists, and I anticipate that it will become lawful sooner rather than later. & rdquo,

Rivers involved in the game bowler in Chicago

The Lightfoot administration recently cut two of the five Chicago casino proposals, leaving three left standing.

The Bally & rsquo and Rivers Chicago McCormick Place proposals were rejected. That leaves the pair that follows:

  • Rivers 78
  • Bally & rsquo, a division of Tribune Publishing
  • One Central Hard Rock

Each of the three ideas will be discussed at area gatherings this week. When and where they may occur are as follows:

    April 5 at the Harold Washington Library in Hard Rock

  • Bally & rsquo, s: Tribune Publishing Plant, April 6.
  • River: Sadie Dorin and Isadore Forum on April 7.

Lightfoot anticipates making a decision by the beginning of the summer.

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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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