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State Of Illinois change rules on casino hours? - Rivers Casino

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Casino Hotels' started by GeorgeJ., Feb 17, 2020.

  1. GeorgeJ.

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    It was posted here on VMB previously that Rivers Casino shut down for something like 3 hours in the morning & kicked the patrons out (6-9AM maybe?).

    I just got an email from Rivers saying they are now open 24/7... Does that have to do with not being classed as a riverboat casino anymore?
     
  2. rebirth

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    I think all casinos in Illinois closes for 2 hours. Haven't heard anything about the casinos besides trying to get the sports gambling legalized.
     
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    Harrahs Joliet is also closed from 6 am to 8 am daily.
     
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    It's still a riverboat. Maybe Rivers convinced the Illinois Gaming Board to let them stay open 24/7? There hasn't been a law change to my knowledge. Current law allows 24 hour gaming, but it must be approved by the Gaming Board. They have denied it in the past for other casinos.
     
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    There website still is showing closed from 7AM to 9AM
     
  6. GeorgeJ.

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    My browser won't let me cut and paste the email (it's done in HTML) but here's all that it says (all in big letters).. "NON STOP ACTION RIVERS CASINO IS NOW OPEN 24 HOURS Now there's even more time to enjoy your favorite games"

    So something changed in regards to the hours that the state will allow them to be open. The 6-8AM closure seems to be gone now at Rivers.

    Not that it makes any difference to me because I've never been there at 6AM and herded out when they close up. 11AM is about the earliest I have ever been there.

    I really am curious how many people used to be asked to leave at 6AM and how many rushed the doors at the 8AM open to get in.
     
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    We checked out of Harrah's Joliet at 7:30 yesterday morning, and there must have been 15 people in line already waiting to get in.

    Kinda sad, actually...
     
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    From what I understand, any casino in Illinois can now apply for a 24 hour license and Rivers applied for it right away and was granted one.
     
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    Potawatomi casino in Milwaukee is open 24/7 and is vastly superior to Rivers.
    JMHO.
     
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    Nothing like inhaling that second hand smoke at Poto
     
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    Agreed about the smokieness at Poto.