A resort casino is coming to Chicago, the nation’s third-largest metropolitan area, and we may soon know the winner of the coveted license. According to a recent press release, the City of Chicago expects to issue its Request for Proposal (RFP) for the exclusive gaming license in early April.
As the saying goes, when one door closes, another door opens. And that is precisely what happened in the Midwest when it comes to legalizing online poker and casino games.
The December 2020 numbers are in for Illinois sports betting, and the state finished the year strong. How strong? December saw the state hit $491.7 million in handle, $125.4 million in revenue, and generated $20.1 million in state taxes.