Two remain in tender for Chicago Southland casino licence

The Gaming Board has voted to move forward with two finalists.
The Gaming Board has voted to move forward with two finalists.

The bidding process for a licence to operate a casino in Chicago Southland has been narrowed down to two applicants, Homewood and Matteson.

US.- Two contenders remain in the bidding process for a licence to operate a casino in Chicago Southland after the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) rejected two other proposals. The Gaming Board voted unanimously to move forward with Homewood and Matteson as the two finalists, ruling out pitches targeting Calumet City and Lynwood.

Homewood is partnering with East Hazel Crest with Wind Creek LLC as developer. Matteson is partnering with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and proposes a casino at the former Lincoln Mall site at US 30 and Cicero Avenue.

Matteson Village President Sheila Chalmers-Currin said in a statement: “We are excited to continue in the selection process and look forward to advocating our wonderful town as the best location for the Southland Casino.”

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