Rivers Casino’s sportsbook takes Illinois’ first legal sports wager

As of Monday, gamblers in Illinois can legally gamble at a sportsbook. BetRivers Sportsbook at the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines took the first wager. The state passed legislation to legalize sports betting in June 2019. According to a press release from PlayIllinois.com, the state could generate between $9 and $11 billion in wagers on […]

Va. Senate OKs casino legislation, but House extends deadline

The Virginia Senate late Saturday twice voted 27-12 to approve compromise legislation allowing casinos by referendums, but at 11:13 p.m., the House voted to extend the deadline for regular bills to 6 p.m. Sunday. Sen. Louise Lucas, D-Portsmouth, the original bill patron, presented the conference committee report featuring compromises on the gaming tax rate and […]

York Galleria mall road closes as casino construction ramps up

Customers who frequent the York Galleria or other nearby stores, such as Target, will see some traffic changes for the new mini-casino coming to the mall. One of the Whiteford Road entrances — the one closest to the former Sears store  —and part of the road around the mall will be closed to traffic from March 16 to April 17, […]

Wildwood Casino talks plans following approval of Prop DD to legalize sports gambling

Though voters hardly approved the legalization of sports gambling in the state of Colorado on Tuesday, but still, starting 2020, sports betting would be allowed in casinos located in Central City, Cripple Creek and Black Hawk. The staff of Wildwood Casino located at Cripple Creek informed News 5 that there are still many things unresolved […]

Matteson village board approves Choctaw Nation casino plan

Matteson village trustees’ board approved the plan of Choctaw Nation unanimously of developing one casino during their board meeting on Monday night. The village trustees approved the plan in one 6-0 vote. They said that some amount from the casino’s proceeds will be directed towards the development of a trauma unit in southern suburbs. Choctaw […]

Rockford submits Hard Rock Casino proposal to Illinois Gaming Board

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) — The city of Rockford submitted the Hard Rock Casino proposal to the Illinois Gaming Board for review. City leaders had until Oct. 26, 2019, to submit the plan. Now, the Illinois Gaming Board will decide whether to grant the license. Rockford received three casino proposals in late August, but the Hard Rock […]

Harrah’s Casino in Illinois Sued Over Facial Recognition Use

A new Illinois lawsuit accused Harrah’s Casino in Joliet, Ill. of violating the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act by possessing the facial geometry scans and identifying information of its Joliet casino customers “without creating and following a written policy, made available to the public.” According to a news report, the lawsuit asks a judge to award liquidated or actual […]

Encore casino president out five months after opening

Encore Boston Harbor chief Bob DeSalvio is out less than five months after the huge Everett casino opened. Wynn Resorts, which owns the casino, said in a news release that DeSalvio is “stepping down” and will be replaced by Brian Gullbrants, a former top Ritz-Carlton executive who’s been running food and beverage at Encore’s luxury […]