Bally’s Unveils Temporary Casino in Chicago, Full-Scale Resort Property Expected by 2025
After years of anticipation, Bally’s has finally opened a temporary casino in Chicago. The 34,000-square-foot facility offers 800 slots and 56 table games, providing a glimpse of what the full-scale resort property, set to open in 2025 or 2026, will offer.
During the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the venue, Mayor Eric Johnson (D) expressed his excitement, stating, “I talk about how Chicago is the greatest freakin’ city in the world, and for those who did not know, now they know. And attractions like Bally’s continue to show why we are beloved and why we’re a destination for visitors from all over the globe.”
The temporary casino is expected to create 700 jobs and generate $50 million in annual tax revenue. Located in Medinah Temple, in the city’s Magnificent Mile corridor, just north of the Chicago River, the temporary casino is a prelude to the much-anticipated full-scale resort property.
The permanent casino, set to be built at Freedom Center in the River West area, is a massive $1.7 billion project. It will feature 3,400 slots, 170 table games, a 500-room hotel, a 3,000-seat entertainment venue, six restaurants, a food court, three bars, and more. The project is expected to break ground next year, offering gamblers and visitors a world-class entertainment destination in Chicago.
With its impressive scale and extensive amenities, the permanent casino is poised to further solidify Chicago’s standing as a premier destination for visitors and gamblers alike. Fans of Bally’s and casino-goers can look forward to the opening of the full-scale resort property, which promises to elevate the city’s entertainment offerings to new heights.