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REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS
GAMING


LICENSING

 

  • Represented Hawthorne Race Course, Illinois' oldest racetrack, in the awarding of its preliminary approval to build and become Illinois’ first-ever racino pending final approval (July 2020) – See Article Here

  • Represented a Blue Owl Capital subsidiary, current Landlord to Bally’s Corporation’s future $1.7 billion permanent casino development in Chicago, IL, in the submission of its application for licensure, now pending the Illinois Gaming Board’s approval (February 2023)

  • Represented 815 Entertainment d/b/a Hard Rock Casino Rockford in the awarding of its approval for Illinois’ first-ever casino license extension which will allow Hard Rock Casino Rockford to operate its temporary casino through November 10th, 2024 -  now three years after it first opened (June 2023) – See Article Here 

 


TRANSACTIONAL

 

  • Advised Delaware North, a global hospitality and entertainment company with operations in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurant and catering, lodging, gaming and specialty retail industries, in the sale of Jumer’s Casino & Hotel in Rock Island, Illinois, to Bally's Corporation for $120 million in cash (June 2021) – See Article Here

  • Advised Blue Owl Capital and its subsidiary (Landlord) as regulatory counsel to the $500 million sale-leaseback and anticipated construction loan with Bally’s Corporation (Tenant) for the land associated with Tribune Publishing and development of the soon-to-be home of Chicago’s $1.7 billion permanent casino – the City’s first (November 2022) – See Article Here

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