Walker’s Bluff Casino Gives Update But Still Waiting For Update From IGB

Written By Joe Boozell on March 26, 2021

We now have more information about the proposed hospital, and Elite Casino Resorts is vying for the County of Williamson game license. We are unsure of the Illinois Gaming Board’s decision regarding its passport application.

The Walker’s Bluff Casino Resortwould feature more than 650 slot machines and 20 table games in addition to a sportsbook, hotel, pool, spa, and event center.

Elite Casino Resorts owns three casinos in Iowa. It is currently the only applicant for the County of Williamson license.

Southern Illinois is where County of Williamson is situated.

Elite Casino Resorts had originally intended to break up structure into several aspects. It then intends to construct all in a single step.

“The new proposed construction schedule allows us to open the casino, hotel, spa, and all of our signature Elite amenities sooner, giving new customers a great first impression of the new Walker’s Bluff Casino Resort,” saidDan Kehl, CEO of Elite Casino Resorts.

Of course, the Illinois Gaming Board ( IGB ) has taken a very long time to accept new casino players.

However, there is at least a possibility that Elite Casino Resorts did learn something positive in the coming month.

By May, Illinois casino applicants may receive a response.

In 2019, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed gaming expansion into law. The bill opened up six new casino licenses in the Land of Lincoln.

It’s 2021, and zero licenses have officially been handed out. The IGB foundHard Rock Casino Rockford “preliminarily suitable” for a license in February, a key step in securing final approval.

But no other applicants have even reached that point. Applicants were supposed to have an answer in October 2020, as that marked a year since most applied. The decision deadline was supposedly a year.

Otherwise, the IGB kicked the can down the road by advising candidates to anticipate receiving a decision within six weeks.

The next IGB meeting is on April 21, and We & rsquo will reach that six-month milestone in late April. At that meet, we might learn some game information.

Based on how carefully the process has progressed so far, we might not as well.

Bluff is the only applicant for a County of Williamson license from Walker & rsquo.

There are five casino licenses available now that the Hard Rock Rockford has been initially deemed acceptable. The following areas are where they are found:

  • County of Williamson
  • Waukegan
  • South neighbourhoods
  • Danville
  • Chicago

Here is the pending list of applicants, and you’ll notice Walker’s Bluff has no competition for the County of Williamson license:

    Rivers Waukegan Casino & nbsp, CDI-RSG Waukegan, LLC

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

Walker & rsquo, Bluff therefore has cause for optimism. Walker & rsquo, s Bluff does not have to worry about losing out to another bid, in contrast to the other applicants on the list. It only requires IGB acceptance.

Walker & rsquo, s Bluff, did Because it believed it may improve its chances of getting IGB approval, did it alter the building timeline? Maybe, and we ought to learn about it by April 21.

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