Immediately after taking office in May 2019, Mayor Lightfoot and her administration began working with State officials to secure the legislative approval to build the City’s first-ever casino. Now, a Chicago casino may soon become a reality. On this website you’ll find information related to the City’s plan to kickstart this historic development.
The City originally received five proposals from four applicants following its Request for Proposals (“RFP”) released in spring of 2021. On May 5th, 2022, the City recommended that Bally’s Corporation be selected to build the Chicago casino. The original proposals, details about the review process, relevant information, evaluation report, and recommendation report can be found on the tabs above.