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Old Posted Aug 27, 2020, 7:51 PM
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Lightfoot doesn't seem like she's in a rush to do a casino deal while Covid is ongoing. Seems like she's more focused on getting the Obama Center done for the time being. Also, she hasn't indicated whether she will have the city select a site and then shop it to operators, or whether she will expect different operators to find their own sites.
The city is out with an RFI for casino operators now:
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/dept...formation.html

It's a good sign that they are looking to take industry feedback into account from the start... obviously the city should not roll over for the casino operator on every detail but I'm glad they are not coming out and dictating a short list of "acceptable" casino sites, etc. that could be a poison pill for operators or at least seriously handicap the potential revenue. Developing this casino will need to be collaborative between the city and the operator.
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