The Potawatomi tribe is one of the operators that submitted the application to develop a casino in Waukegan, Illinois.
US.- More companies are showing interest in hosting a casino in Illinois after the state passed a massive gambling expansion bill earlier this year. However, it seems as the Potawatomi tribe is also tying to host a casino in Waukegan, Illinois.
The city’s director of planning and economic development said that six casino developers submitted their proposals on Monday’s deadline. While the staff didn’t say anything about the proposals, two companies announced their interest in the casino.
The Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, which operates a casino in Milwaukee submitted the application. Warner Gaming, which teamed up with Tap Room Gaming and former Senator Michael Bond is in the race to get the casino licence as well.
The former Senator said that he expects the city’s selection process to be fair, open and transparent. He believes the one submitted by his team has the “winning formula” as it features partnerships with local restaurants. It also commits to hiring local citizens.
The Potawatomi also have confidence in their chances. “Having successfully operated in this gaming market for several decades, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is a natural fit to develop this project and create the entertainment destination that Waukegan is seeking,” CEO and General Manager Rodney Ferguson said.