Full House Resorts has tendered an Owners Gaming License Application to the Illinois Gaming Board as it seeks to operate and develop a casino in Waukegan, Illinois.
The operator in its plan names the casino resort as ‘American Place’, and would host a casino with a state-of-the-art sportsbook; a premium boutique hotel comprised of twenty villas; a 1,500-seat live entertainment venue; a gourmet restaurant; additional eateries and bars.
The casino operator has also revealed its plans for the second phase in which a four-star hotel with 150 rooms would be added to the property.
Daniel R. Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer of Full House Resorts said: “We thank Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham and the Waukegan City Council for advancing our proposal to the Illinois Gaming Board.”
“We look forward to presenting our plans to the IGB and getting the opportunity to develop a first-class gaming facility that will bring jobs and revenues to the City of Waukegan and the State of Illinois.”
Earlier, the city of Waukegan has forwarded three of the four casino proposals it had shortlisted to the Illinois Gaming Control Board for consideration. The city council voted the three proposals, however, it left out the one presented by Potawatomi Casino Waukegan.
The city council voted 6 to 3 to send the proposals of North Point Casino and Full House Resort to the Illinois Gaming Board for further consideration. Rivers Casino Waukegan was voted 5 to fours and has been recommended to the state gambling regulator.