Illinois Suburb on Verge of Receiving Casino
The board of Homewood village has cleared the way for Wind Creek Hospitality to develop a gambling facility worth $275 million in the Chicago suburbs, reports local news outlet NBC Chicago.
The Chicago suburbs got the green light to build five regional casinos following the enactment of the gaming expansion bill in July. Wind Creek Hospitality pitch seeks to open a casino between East Hazel Crest and Homewood.
“Wind Creek Hospitality has a proven track record of success in developing high-quality and successful casino and entertainment projects, and we’re excited about the opportunity to bring one to Illinois,” said Brent Pinkston, chief operating officer of Wind Creek Hospitality.
Obtaining Homewood’s approval is only the first step to opening a casino for the gambling operator as its proposed property straddles the East Hazel-Homewood border.
On Wednesday evening, East Hazel officials are set to vote on the project. If the new casino gets their approval, the Illinois Gaming Board will then have the last say on the future of the gambling facility.
The operator plans the construction of a 64,000-square-foot casino, which will feature an entertainment venue and dining areas.