Rivers Casino (Des Plaines)

Rivers Casino (Des Plaines)

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

The building sits above a few inches of water in a shallow pit. This was created for the casino to comply with state law, intended to legalize riverboat gambling.


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. The casino is owned by Neil Bluhm.

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