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When will Illinois casinos reopen?
A few Illinois casinos can reopen starting at 8am on January 16, thanks to the reclassification of regions in the state by the Department of Public Health. Regions 1, 2, and 5 have moved from Tier 3 to Tier 2 on the state鈥檚 COVID-19 mitigation response scale, which means certain services, like casino gaming, can resume.
When will video gaming return in Illinois?
The Illinois Gaming Board released a memo Wednesday outlining its vision for the return of video gaming. Video gaming has been suspended in Illinois since March 16. Recent progress in the fight against COVID-19 means it could resume before the end of June, though. What is the timeline for video gaming?
What happened at the Illinois Gaming Board meeting Thursday?
Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated. CHICAGO 鈥?For the first time in four months, the Illinois Gaming Board met 鈥?virtually 鈥?Thursday to strategize on how to reopen the state鈥檚 casinos safely, and soon. Board members voted on resolutions and applications all while casino gambling remains on hold.
What are the new rules for casinos in Illinois?
The casinos must operate at 25% capacity with no beverage or food service Three casinos in Illinois 鈥?Jumer鈥檚, Par-A-Dice, and Harrah鈥檚 Metropolis 鈥?are allowed to reopen now that their coronavirus mitigation statuses have moved from Tier 3 to Tier 2. [Image: Shutterstock.com]