Chicago issues RFP for city’s first casino-resort

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The City of Chicago has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for the opportunity to apply for the sole casino license in the country’s third-largest metropolitan market.

The selected partner will be able to propose its optimal site for the project, pending the approval by the city.

“After years of planning, we are beyond excited to begin the RFP process for Chicago’s first casino,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement.

Chicago aims to welcome the new casino-resort by 2025.

The city is seeking an entertainment and gaming destination to enhance the urban fabric of the surrounding neighborhood. Required elements include a casino-resort with 500 hotel rooms or less, meeting space, restaurants, bars, entertainment venues and more.

The RFP is available at www.chicago.gov/chicagocasino.

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