Illinois to decide on new casino licences in January

The applicants will make their presentations at a meeting in October.
The applicants will make their presentations at a meeting in October.

The Illinois Gaming Board has announced that its licensing decision for Waukegan and south suburban casinos will be made in the new year.

US.- The Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) has said that its licensing decision for Waukegan and south suburban casinos will be made in January.

More than two years after casinos were authorised for Waukegan and the south suburbs, four applicants for the south suburban licence and three for Waukegan will make public presentations of their proposals.

The presentation will take place at a special meeting of the Illinois Gaming Board, on October 13. The authorities aim to give initial approvals to the winning projects by mid-January.

As there are three or more bids for each location, Illinois law requires the board to hire a consultant to review the applicants.

Gaming board administrator, Marcus Fruchter said the presentations would help narrow the field down to three finalists as required under the Illinois gambling law.

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