The city of Danville has received its third proposal to develop a prospective casino. Danville is amongst the six cities including Rockford and Chicago where casinos are to be developed after Gov. J.B Pritzker signed a massive gambling expansion bill earlier this year.
The city of Danville had received only two proposals within the initial six-week deadline. However, earlier in August, Danville Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. announced the extension of the deadline for developers and gambling operators to submit their proposal to August 21.
Explaining the deadline extension, Danville Mayor had said that he had confirmed reports that there are two other developers who are planning to submit their proposals. He said that it is always better to have more competitors.
Today, the city Mayor confirmed that he has received one more proposal for Danville casino, making it a total of three.
October 28 is the deadline to submit information about the chosen developer and site to the Illinois Gaming Board.
Illinois is poised to have six new casinos at Waukegan, Chicago, Rockford, Danville, Williamson County and Cook county.
In a recent update, Waukegan city’s director of planning and economic development confirmed that they have received proposals from six prospective developers.
While the city of Rockford also has prospective developers in line, Chicago is struggling after a state-sponsored feasibility test done by Union gaming reported that there is no casino site which would potentially be profitable for investors. However, the same report says that slots at Chicago airports can be a viable and profitable venture.