City of Chicago announces 5 finalists for first land-based casino, with two bids from Bally's Corporation

Nov 20, 2021

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office released five proposed plans for the city's first dry-land casino on Friday, each one costing more than $1 billion. The bids represent the latest step in Lightfoot's efforts to bring a major gambling center to the Windy City.

The five finalist bids – two from Bally's Corporation, two from partner development firms of Rush Street Gaming LLC, and one from Hard Rock Chicago LLC – each propose a major Vegas-style casino resort.

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