Full House Resorts wins approval to open new Illinois casino

The Illinois Gaming Board has approved a proposal from Full House Resorts to develop and open a new land-based casino property in Waukegan.


Full House’s American Place project was one of an original five pitches submitted in response to a request for proposals launched in 2019 to build a casino and entertainment destination in Waukegan, which is located in the northern part of the state, halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The city of Waukegan endorsed proposals from Full House, North Point Casino and Churchill Downs Incorporated and Rush Street Gaming’s Midwest Gaming venture, but the Full House project was selected by the state’s regulator.

Once complete, American Place will feature a casino and sportsbook, as well as a boutique hotel comprised of 20 luxury villas, a 1,500-seat live entertainment venue, a gourmet restaurant, additional eateries, bars and other amenities.

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