Wisconsin Casino Plans Means Nearby Hard Rock Rockford Project Better Start Rolling

Written By Joe Boozell on March 30, 2021
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Governor Wisconsin Last year, Tony Evers approved a$ 405 million game plan in the Illinois border-area town of Beloit.

The Beloit game is likely to take place because Wisconsin governors have a single state in game projects. The Bureau of Indian Affairs must then finalize its acceptance.

Evers said in a statement:

& ldquo, We must take all necessary steps to support economic growth in communities across our state as we work to recover from this pandemic. & rdquo,

Wisconsin does not allow for legal sports betting or online gambling, but the BadgerState has 26 games.

The building may have a 40, 000 square feet waterpark in addition to the casino, as well as hotels and convention centers. It’d get close to Interstates 39 and 90.

Additionally, it would be about 20 kilometers from Rockford, Illinois, which is working to quickly opened the Hard Rock Casino there.

But the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) is notoriously slow in accepting new casino applicants. The IGB found Hard Rock Rockford “preliminary suitable” in February, but has yet to grant final approval.

With the Wisconsin approach, there seems to be less red tape, and at least one Illinois senator is worried that a Beloit casino might start before one in Rockford.

Illinois senator: Wake up, Wisconsin casino a & lsquo,

State Sen. Dave Syverson, who represents Illinois’ 35th District, has never been one to mince words over the IGB’s slow casino application process.

“I’m hoping this will be a wake-up call for the state,” Syverson toldABC Rockford. “The competition is going to be one that, historically, would be a real problem for us.”

Theoretically, whichever game opens second may have a significant advantage in luring customers.

& ldquo, People will get used to going to a casino like that if Wisconsin beats us to the punch and gets( the casino ) opened, which will make it harder( to ) bring them back home. & rdquo,

Perhaps it’s ironic that of the six new Illinois casino licenses up for grabs, the Rockford process is actually moving the quickest.

The only new casino proposal that the IGB has found & ldquo to be initially suitable is Hard Rock Rockford. Andrdquo, It appears likely that the IGB will eventually grant final approval, but right now, the issue of the & lndquo is much more pressing.

We warned that this would be possible if they didn’t speed or approve those programs, and now that Beloit has the go-ahead and they’re going to start and wait, & rdquo, Syverson said.

Waukegan, Danville, Williamson County, the southern cities, and Chicago all offer available IL game certificates.

On April 21, the IGB will hold its next appointment.

2019 saw Hard Rock Rockford submit a permit application.

Hard Rock Rockford submitted an application for a game registration in October 2019 along with several other candidates.

They were supposed to get an answer from the IGB within a year. But when October 2020 rolled around, the IGB delayed the decision deadline for at least an additional six times.

That six-month timetable is roughly what the committee meeting will be on April 21. 48 hours in advance, the appointment schedule is made available.

The best-case situation for those interested in having more IL games is the final acceptance of Hard Rock Rockford and more, initial eligibility andrdquo, and results for a Waukegan, Williamson County, south residential game. Danville and Chicago aren’t nearly as much along as the other areas.

Of course, given the current course of events, all of that occurring in a single fell slide seems improbable.

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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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