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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.

New option added to blackjack tables

New Brief: Casino Gaming's Automatic Win has been added to all of the blackjack tables at Harrah's Joliet and Resorts East Chicago

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.

Joliet wins with casino

News Brief: Some credit casinos for Joilet, Illinois shifting from a city experiencing high unemployment rates and economic troubles to one of the county's fastest growing cities.

Empress Casino Report Dampened by Layoffs

News Brief: An enthusiastic report on the Empress Casino Thursday was dampened a bit by questions about recent layoffs.

Harrah's to Honor Accidentally Mailed Coupons

News Brief: Harrah's Joliet Casino and Hotel is making good on coupons worth $525 in cash that were accidentally mailed last week to some 11,000 regular customers.

Harrah's Joliet Opens New Entertainment Venue

Harrah's Joliet will introduce its newest concert and entertainment venue, Stage 151, this week, with a grand opening celebration running Oct. 27 through Oct. 29.

Harrah's Joliet Responds to Pressure from NW Indiana

John G. Brokopp: The recent improvements at Harrah’s Joliet include a revitalization of the slot machine inventory, the introduction of overhead plasma TV’s throughout the casino floor, a remodeled pavilion, a new VIP player’s lounge and a new bar and snack shop in the casino.

Midwest Native Son Wins $1 Million Video Poker Tournament

John G. Brokopp: Zucker’s first round was a video poker player’s dream.

Harrah's Joliet Sets the Stage for All New Look

John G. Brokopp: There have been many changes made to the slot inventory during the last few months as well as to the look of the gaming floor itself.

Harrah's Joliet Sets the Stage for All New Look

John G. Brokopp: In light of recent changes and upgrades to its Joliet, Illinois, location, the company is obviously preparing for the day when it will no longer have a Harrah’s branded destination in Northwest Indiana.

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.

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