A Casino Could Be Coming to Chicago's Riverwalk

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Under a new deal with Bally's Corporation, Chicago could be the new home of a casino by 2026.

There have been lots of mixed responses within the city from city officials and residents alike.

According to Chicago Tribune, The River North Residents Association, which represents nearly 23,000 people living near the proposed Bally’s site, has expressed concerns about crime, traffic, safety, noise and the use of the Chicago River, with more than 86% of 2,311 survey respondents opposed to the casino.

The entertainment complex’s plans include a 500-room hotel tower, a 3,000-seat theater, an outdoor music venue, six restaurants and a casino with 3,400 slots and 170 game tables.

The Bally’s plan requires demolishing the 41-year-old plant and relocating the Tribune printing operations to make way for building the permanent casino.

How do you feel about it?

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