Chicago Casinos






Casinos In Chicago

Click on the name of any casino to see a page of detailed information about that particular 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

Jackpot info

  •  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

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