The Illinois Gaming Board has approved the permanent operating license for Bally’s future casino at 777 W Chicago Avenue in River West. The approval came this week after a lengthy review period, also granting the temporary location within the Medinah Temple its requested extension to 2026. The efforts were led by Rhode-Island based Bally’s who worked with various architects on both of the properties.
A potential opening date for this weekend has been announced for the upcoming temporary casino at 600 N Wabash Avenue in River North. Located on the corner with E Ontario Street and within the historical Medinah Temple, the new facility will operate until the larger permanent casino is completed nearby. Rhode-Island based Bally’s has spent the summer building out the space designed by STL Architects and SOSH Architects.
An additional approval has been granted for Bally’s temporary casino within the Medinah Temple at 600 N Wabash Avenue in River North. In the works since Bally’s won the famed city casino bid last year, the temporary location has been quickly coming together in the last few months while awaiting a summer opening. The renovation of the historical structure is being led by Rhode-Island based Bally’s along with STL Architects and SOSH Architects working on its design.
Updated renderings have been revealed for the upcoming Bally’s casino at 777 W Chicago Avenue in River West. Located on the corner with N Halsted Street and replacing the Chicago Tribune printing facility on the site, the casino has received a partial redesign which mainly changed the exterior but leaves the previously proposed interior the same. Rhode Island-based Bally’s is leading the charge for their new flagship property with multiple firms working on its design including SCB, Gensler, Site Design Group, Urbanworks, STL Architects, and NIA Architects among others.
Initial approvals were granted by the Illinois Gaming Board for the temporary casino at 600 N Wabash Avenue in River North. Located within the Medinah Temple building across the street from the first UNO Pizzeria location, the temporary facility will operate for the next few years while a permanent home is built nearby. Led by Bally’s, who was the city’s winning casino bid last year, the structure will be renovated from a former furniture store into a state of the art gambling center designed by STL Architects and SOSH Architects.