Bally's temporary casino in Chicago's River North neighborhood is set to open this weekend, pending the results of practice gaming sessions this week.
The casino, located at 600 N. Wabash Ave., will be housed in the historic Medinah Temple, which was built in 1912. The casino will have about 750 slot machines and 28 table games, as well as a full-service bar and restaurant.
Bally's Casino has been working with state gambling regulators to prepare for the opening of the casino. The practice gaming sessions this week will give regulators a chance to review the casino's operations and make sure it is ready to open to the public.
"We think we're ready. We want to show them that we're 110% ready," said Ameet Patel, Bally's regional general manager. "This will be a proud moment for Chicago and everybody around this area."
If the practice gaming sessions go well, Bally's is hoping to open the casino to the public on Saturday, September 9. The casino will be open from 10am to 1am daily. The opening of Bally's temporary casino is a major milestone for Chicago's gambling industry. The casino is expected to generate millions of dollars in revenue for the city and state. It is also expected to create hundreds of jobs.
The opening of the casino has been met with mixed reactions from residents. Some people are excited about the prospect of having a casino in Chicago, while others are concerned about the potential negative impacts, such as increased crime and gambling addiction. Land-based casinos are legal in Illinois, however Illinois online casinos are not yet legal.
However, the new casino will be subject to strict regulations like other casinos. These include a ban on smoking and a limit on the amount of money that can be bet. The Illinois Gaming Board will be responsible for overseeing the casino's operations.
The casino will be located in the heart of Chicago's River North neighborhood, a popular tourist destination. The neighborhood is home to a number of high-end restaurants, shops, and hotels.
The casino is expected to draw visitors from all over the Chicago area and beyond. It is also expected to boost tourism in the River North neighborhood. The opening of Bally's temporary casino is a significant development for Chicago's gambling industry. The casino is expected to have a major impact on the city's economy and tourism.