Casinos In Chicago
Click on the name of any casino to see a page of detailed information about that particular casino.
- Ameristar East Chicago
- Bally’s Chicago Expected to Open by mid-September 2023
- Blue Chip Casino & Hotel
- Grand Victoria Casino
- Harrah’s Joliet
- Hollywood Casino Aurora
- Hollywood Casino Joliet
- Horseshoe Casino – Hammond
- Majestic Star Casinos & Resort
- Rivers Casino
Types of casinos in Chicago
- There are two kinds of casinos in the greater Chicago area: eight riverboat casinos (which do not cruise), and one land-based casino. Four of the riverboat casinos (Ameristar, Blue Chip, Horseshoe and Majestic Star) are located in Indiana, with the closest being just a 30-minute drive from downtown Chicago. The one land-based casino, Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, is the Illinois casino located closest to downtown Chicago, also about a 30-minute drive.
Casino Hours In Chicago
- The casinos in Illinois are not open 24 hours as they are required to close for two hours each day. All Chicago area casinos in Indiana, however, are open on a round-the-clock basis.
Casino Games In Chicago
- All casinos in the greater Chicago area offer: blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat slot machines, video poker, and video keno.
Slot Payback Statistics for Chicago Casinos
- The payback percentages on electronic gaming machines at all Illinois casinos are released as a matter of public record. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for all Illinois casinos.
- The payback percentages on electronic gaming machines at all Indiana casinos (riverboats and pari-mutuels) are released as a matter of public record. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for all Indiana casinos.
- If you win a jackpot of $1,200 or more at an Indiana casino, they will withhold 3.4% of your winnings for the Indiana Department of Revenue. You might, be able to get some of that money refunded by filing a state income tax return. The $1,200 threshold would also apply to any cash prizes won in casino drawings or tournaments.
Casino Policy On Alcoholic Beverages
- Gaming regulations do not allow casinos in Illinois, nor Indiana, to provide free alcoholic beverages.
Gambling Age In Chicago Casinos
- The minimum gambling age is 21 for all Chicago area casinos.
Closest Airports to Casinos in Chicago
- The closest airport to Chicago casinos is Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
Local Area & History
For more information on visiting casinos in Chicago, you can contact the Illinois Bureau of Tourism at (312) 567-8500 or visit their website at www.choosechicago.com
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