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Full House Resorts Incorporated wins the Waukegan casino license race

Following almost two months of consideration and the Illinois Gaming Board has reportedly selected Full House Resorts Incorporated as the recipient of the license to build and operate a casino resort in the city of Waukegan.

According to a Wednesday report from the Las Vegas Journal-Review newspaper, the decision comes at the expense of rival runner Lakeside Casino LLC and could see the chosen operator’s envisioned $500 million American Place project open by the end of 2024 complete with a 75,000 sq ft gaming floor offering a selection of up to 1,500 slots and 60 gaming tables.