How Illinois’ Casino Industry Is Being Impacted By COVID-19

Local casino plans may be in jeopardy as the state grapples with the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Majestic Star Casino Gary Indiana
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Majestic Star Casino Gary Indiana
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How Illinois’ Casino Industry Is Being Impacted By COVID-19

Local casino plans may be in jeopardy as the state grapples with the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Illinois is losing millions of dollars in casino tax revenue as operations remain closed under Gov. JB Pritzker’s stay-at-home order. Meanwhile, Chicago and several other municipalities await approval for casino licenses.

Reset checks in with Crain’s Chicago Business for the latest on how COVID-19 is impacting the state’s casino industry.

GUEST: A.D. Quig, government and politics reporter at Crain’s Chicago Business