Casino Gambling May Return To Illinois Later This Month
Estimates peg Illinois' casino losses during the COVID-19 lockdown at nearly $100 million. Today, the Illinois Gaming Board will meet to talk about reopening strategies.
In Indiana, casinos are all set for their reopenings on Monday morning at 6am. Here in Illinois, it won't be that fast, but there is some hope that by the end of this month, Illinois' casinos will be up and running and ready for business.
The end of June marks the end of Illinois' Phase-3 reopening and the start of Phase-4.
The gaming board, however, have already released a list of requirements for reopening. Each facility will need to outline a plan to keep people safe, including social distancing and cleaning measures, distribution of personal protective equipment and daily health screenings. Buffets, poker rooms and table game tournaments will not be allowed.