Rivers Casino (Des Plaines)

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Rivers Casino
Location Des Plaines, IL (USA)
Address 3000 S River Road
Des Plaines, IL
60018
Opening date July 18, 2011
Casino type Land-Based
Website http://riverscasino.com/desplaines/

The Rivers Casino is a casino in Des Plaines, Illinois, USA, a northern suburb of Chicago. It is minutes away from O'Hare International Airport. Rivers Casino opened on July 18, 2011.

History[edit]

In 2008, the Illinois Gaming Board awarded the state's 10th and last casino license to Midwest Gaming and Entertainment LLC to build a 140,000-square-foot (13,000 m2) casino on approximately 21 acres (8.5 ha) adjacent to the Tri-State Tollway at the northwest corner of Devon Avenue and Des Plaines River Road. Midwest Gaming received the award despite having the lowest bid because other bidders were found unacceptable by the Board, with one board member finding no bidders acceptable. The City approved zoning in early 2010 and the casino opened in July, 2011 as Rivers Casino.