The return of the Deaf Poker Tour, Bally’s on the verge of beating three rivals in Chicago, and BetMGM connecting with the Aria Poker Classic are some of the short stacks CardsChat picked up in last week’s orbit of the poker world. Bally’s most likely secured Chicago’s only available casino license. (Image: Bally’s Corp.) Bally’s Corporation is most likely the big winner in Chicago after it was recommended to receive the city’s only available casino license, but the process is far from over .
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office chose Bally’s plans over ones submitted by Rivers and Hard Rock casinos. The city council and the state’s gambling control board must still give their approvals before the license is awarded and construction begins.
A poker room is included in Bally’s plans to build a $1.7 billion casino in the old Tribune Publishing Plant on the corner of Chicago Avenue and Halstead Street in River West. A temporary casino will go up in the old Bloomingdale’s Home Store in River North while the Tribune property is being built, which could take three years.
The new casino will have 3,400 slots, 170 table games, a 500-room hotel tower with rooftop bar, a 3,000-seat entertainment center, and an outdoor music venue.
A public presentation where people can air their concerns will take place on Thursday, May 12, at the UIC Isadore and Sadie Dorin Forum at 725 W Roosevelt Rd. at 7 p.m. Representatives from the city and Bally’s Corporation will be there to share additional information, respond to questions, and hear from community members. Deaf Poker Tour stops in Philly
The Deaf Poker Tour returns from May 12-14 at Live! Casino in Philadelphia following a two-year hiatus. Started by six friends in 2006, this is the 51st series and the first in Philly. More than 100 hearing-impaired players are expected to play in the seven events.
The dealers are required to be trained in some sign language, but they shouldn’t stress out too much about it — sign language interpreters will be there and writing materials will be available at each table to bridge the […]
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