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Illinois: Waukegan approves consultants for Full House's casino project, seeks strict oversight

Updated: Apr 11, 2022

The city of Waukegan in Lake County, Illinois, has approved consultants for Full House Resorts’ casino in the region. The operator is set to develop American Place, a $500 million gaming and entertainment destination.

While the full casino is under construction, the company will be operating a temporary casino named The Temporary by American Place, with an opening slated for July. Full House is now starting the process of hiring 500 people for the temporary facility, which will feature 1,000 slot machines, 50 table games, a fine-dining restaurant, two additional restaurants, and a center bar.

On Monday, Waukegan’s City Council unanimously approved three consulting contracts at City Hall to help the city oversee the project, reports Chicago Tribune. The city anticipates that, once completed, American Place will be the biggest project in memory for Waukegan.


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