Full House American Place casino in Illinois moves forward
The temporary American Place Casino in Waukegan, Illinois, is expected to open in autumn.
US.- Full House Resorts’ American Place casino project is moving forward as expected. A temporary facility in Waukegan, Illinois, is set to open in autumn and the permanent casino in late 2024. Full House was selected last December by the Illinois Gaming Board following a selection process that opened in 2019.
A construction crew is currently working on the 70,000-square-foot temporary venue near the Fountain Square shopping centre. The foundations should be completed by June 6 and then the sprung structure will be added in just seven weeks. Once this part of the process is completed, the interior will be built. The property will house dining restaurants, 1,000 slots and 50 table games.
Full House Resorts has already hired all senior-level staff are hired, and the casino will soon be hiring employees to work the table games and serve food and drinks. The casino will look to employ 260 dealers once an opening date is set. Half of the staff will be experienced while the other half will be new to the industry.
First-time dealers will attend the company’s dealer school for training. The programme is eight weeks long and teaches students how to deal roulette, baccarat, blackjack, and craps. Once a student is proficient in one game, they move on to another.
The casino, which will operate 24 hours a day and seven days a week, is still waiting for a licence.
The permanent American Place casino is expected to cost about $400m. The first phase of the permanent facility will feature a 100,000-square-foot casino, a boutique luxury suite hotel called the Mansion House, four to five restaurants and an entertainment facility. A second phase -which could be five or more years away would add a 150-room, four-star hotel.