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Chicago Casino Timeline: Next Step in Bally's Casino Approval To Take Place Monday

Bally's Corporation last week was selected by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to receive the city's only casino license, but the deal still has a ways to go before becoming official.


The casino, set to be located in River West, beat out two other billion dollar bids: one from Hard Rock to build a casino just west of Soldier Field, and one from Rivers, which would have built a casino in the South Loop.


But before the $1.74 billion dollar project -- set to take over the site of the industrial Tribune Publishing Plant -- moves forward, it must be approved by the full City Council, and the Illinois Gaming Board before it can move forward.


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