Illinois Gaming Board gives Bally's Chicago green light for temporary casino

The Illinois Gaming Board has given Bally's Chicago the green light to open a temporary casino in River North.

The temporary gambling house would be located at the historic Medinah Temple while a permanent structure is being built in River West.

Bally's must still meet a final set of regulatory hurdles, including a test run of its slots and table games before the temporary Medinah site can open.


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Bally's chairman Soo Kim says he expects to open its doors in six to eight weeks.


The $1.7 billion permanent casino complex at Chicago Avenue and Halsted is expected to open by 2026.