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Bret Michaels announces 2023 Parti-Gras Tour

The 12-date show will bring its way to Hollywood Casinos in Joliet, Illinois, and Maryland Heights, Missouri.

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.

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.

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.

Penn National Gaming names new general manager of Hollywood Casino Joliet

Wayne Smith has been named General Manager of Hollywood Casino Joliet effective in early January 2012.

Repaired Joliet Casino to reopen

Destroyed by fire while being renovated in 2008, the renamed Hollywood Casino Joliet's new entertainment pavilion will reopen this month.

Former Empress becomes Hollywood December 22

Damaged after a fire in 2009, the renamed Hollywood Casino Joliet's reopening will take place a week earlier than envisioned.

Post fire Empress to hire 100

Empress, to be rebranded as Hollywood Casino, will hold job fair this month.

Empress Casino to reopen June 25

News brief: The Illinois casino was shut down after a fire destroyed the pavilion building that houses restaurants and shops in March.

Casino workers await word on future

News brief: Empress Casino officials still don't know when they will be able to reopen in the wake of Friday's fire.

Fire damages Illinois casino

News brief: A massive fire Friday destroyed much of the Egyptian-themed entrance building at the Empress Casino in Joliet.

Penn National to retain Empress Casino Joliet

Penn National Gaming, Inc. reports today that the Illinois Gaming Board has resolved to allow Penn National to retain the Empress Casino Joliet in Joliet, Illinois.

Disputed Empress slot jackpot has a happy ending

John G. Brokopp: It started out as another pleasant getaway for Dawn and her husband at the Empress Casino in Joliet the weekend before the New Year.

Penn National reports management changes

Penn National Gaming, Inc. reports that Frank Quigley has been named General Manager of the Company's Empress Joliet Casino and Hotel and that Kees Eder will assume Quigley's prior position as General Manager of the Company's Argosy Sioux City.

Penn National wants to keep casino

News Brief: Penn National Gaming wants to keep the Empress Casino.

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