Full House Resorts waiting for Illinois governor’s signature on extension for development of its permanent Waukegan casino

Full House Resorts waiting for Illinois governor’s signature on extension for development of its permanent Waukegan casino

Article brief provided by Lake County News-Sun
  • Steve Sadin, Lake County News-Sun
November 20, 2023 7:48 PM

Full House Resorts received an opportunity for an extension of time for development of its permanent Waukegan casino from the Illinois General Assembly as it awaits a court decision involving the state, city and the Forest County Potawatomi Community.

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From the time Full House opened the Temporary by American Place in February, it had two years to open the permanent American Place Resort and Casino. It received permission from the Illinois Gaming Board to begin the project in December 2021.

On the same day Full House got the go ahead from the gaming board nearly two years ago, Cook County Judge Cecilia Horan dismissed a Potawatomi lawsuit against the City of Waukegan and the State of Illinois trying to stop the board’s proceedings.