Illinois Regulator Allows Bally’s Chicago to Transition to 24/7 Schedule

Bally’s Chicago will soon expand to a 24/7 operation, allowing it to capitalize on the growing demand for gambling in the USA. The property successfully received the approval needed to expand its operation by 4 more hours and will service clients all day long starting December 27.

Bally’s Chicago was previously limited to only operating for 20 hours a day. The Illinois Gaming Board greenlit the schedule expansion on December 6, effectively allowing Bally’s to tap into the growing visitation it experiences.

Bally’s will reflect its new nonstop work hours by also transitioning Wabash Café’s dining service to a 24/7 operation schedule.

Mark Wong, Bally’s Chicago’s vice president and general manager, commente lg777 d on the matter, highlighting the importance of keeping the property’s doors open 24/7. He explained that this will allow the company to achieve its targets and reflect the success of other Bally’s properties across the US.

This is a progression toward attaining the goals we set out to achieve and gives us similar hours to other local casino properties.

Mark Wong, VP & GM, Bally’s Chicago

In addition to expanding its work hours, the property will now also offer discounted parking and shuttle discounts to its clients.

Bally’s Is Constructing a Huge Casino in the City

The 24/7 operation expansion sets Bally’s casino in Chicago up for further success. The move is in line with the company’s overall strategy and reflects other casino companies’ business philosophies.

Bally’s is currently operating a temporary property in Chicago as it awaits the construction of its permanent Rhode Island venue. The company was granted one of the state’s six new casino licenses last year, allowing it to develop a $1.74 billion property.

The permanent Bally’s Chicago is set to be located at the Freedom Center printing plant site. Bally’s hopes to get the casino running by the end of 2026.

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However, Bally’s was recently investigated over its Chicago license as unsuccessful bidders triggered a federal inquiry. The development followed earlier controversies involving the company and concerns about the implications of Bally’s Chicago property and its potential effect on public health.