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Illinois Gaming Board to hold special meeting on October 29

The Rockford Hard Rock Casino proposal is on the agenda for Thursday’s meeting.
Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 5:37 AM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The Illinois Gaming Board has announced it will hold a special meeting on October 29.

The Rockford Hard Rock Casino proposal is on the agenda for Thursday’s meeting. Board members are set to discuss an amendment to the Rockford application.

Officials said the license for the casino will not be approved, but that the board is expected to discuss several changes to the casino proposal.

The Illinois Gaming Board has rescheduled its regular meeting to November 17. Both that meeting and the meeting on October 29 will be streamed on the Illinois Gaming Board website.

“The Hard Rock team is still waiting for approval from the Illinois Gaming Board and we are excited and hopeful that it will happen soon,” said representatives with the Hard Rock Casino Rockford.

The city submitted its license to the gaming board last October, and the board is supposed to make a decision within one year.

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