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State regulators choose developers for Waukegan, south suburban casinos as gambling expansion plan crawls forward

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Of the six new casinos authorized in the 2019 law, only one has opened for business. State Rep. Bob Rita, a Democrat from south suburban Blue Island who sponsored the 2019 gambling legislation that created the new casino licenses, said that while it’s taken longer than some had hoped to get to this point, he’s pleased that communities that have been seeking these development projects for decades are finally getting them.

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