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Gaming & Leisure Properties agrees to new master lease with PENN Entertainment

The transaction, including the creation of the new master lease, is subject to customary regulatory approvals and is expected to be effective January 1, 2023.

Illinois sports betting drops again in July

Bettors made $369.1 million in wagers at Illinois’ retail and online sportsbooks in July, down 22.5% from $476.5 million in June.

Hollywood Casino Aurora welcomes back guests

Team members and vendors will be required to wear masks and will undergo a health screening each day, including temperature checks, prior to their shift.

Illinois casinos shutting down temporarily starting tomorrow

The Illinois Gaming Board has communicated to the State of Illinois' casinos that their facilities must suspend gambling operations at the conclusion of the gaming day on Thursday, 19 November 2020.

Penn National Gaming sees 83 percent of properties reopened

The latest reopenings are scheduled for today at the company’s three Illinois casinos as well as its Prairie State Gaming video gaming terminal operations throughout Illinois.

COVID-19 takes its toll on US casinos

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., casinos across the country have announced temporary closures. These resorts will continue to assess the situation over the next two weeks and reevaluate the closures.

Penn National Gaming properties in Illinois temporarily suspend operations

Per an order from the Illinois Gaming Board, the three Penn National casinos in the state must temporarily suspend operations for 14 days, beginning Monday as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Illinois officially launches sports betting

With the launch of BetRivers Sportsbook today at Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, the Prairie State became the 15th U.S. state to introduce legal sports betting.

Hollywood Casino Aurora hosting multi-week fundraiser

With support from Penn National Gaming, the fundraiser began on 22 February to raise money for the Aurora Strong Foundation and Association of Professional Police Officers.

GLPI reaches agreement with Pinnacle to acquire real estate assets

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc., will acquire nearly all of Pinnacle's real estate properties, and the properties will be spun off into separate property and operating companies.

Casino gaming marks 20 years in downtown Aurora

Aurora, Illinois, has never looked back from June 17, 1993, the day it became a casino gaming town.

Aurora could lift ban

Aurora may allow video gambling terminals to be installed in places other than casinos if a vote is approved tomorrow.

Aurora Casino feeling pinch from Des Plaines

Revenue down 11 percent in June when compared year on year.

Illinois casino has suspicious package scare

News brief: Authorities evacuated the Hollywood Casino in Aurora after a suspicious package was reported at the casino.

Kentucky Governor rolls out casino bashing ads

News Brief In the campaign commercial, Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher highlights Aurora's Hollywood Casino, although not by name, as a poster child of sorts for what happens to good communities when casinos come in.

Live Poker Is the Real Deal in NW Indiana

John G. Brokopp: Interest in the game has reached such heights that casinos were forced to re-think the low visibility to which poker had been relegated in recent years.

Illinois Casinos See Decreases

News Brief: Aurora and Joliet casinos continued to see revenues decline in February, even as other Illinois casinos began to see increases.

Hollywood Casino Aurora Goes Dockside

John G. Brokopp: "Hollywood Casino Aurora is the second Chicago-area riverboat gambling property to go dockside."

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