Churchill Downs has announced that Rivers Casino Des Plaines has filed expansion plans with the llinois Gaming Board that will allow the casino to add approximately 725 gaming positions.
This will make it the first to have the state’s maximum number of 2,000 positions. The proposed two-storey addition will house a poker room, additional gaming areas, a ballroom for events and a new restaurant. Rivers is jointly owned by Rush Street Gaming and Churchill Downs.
The $87m, 78,000sq.ft expansion will be built between the existing casino building and the recently enlarged parking garage on the north side of the property.
The first floor of the addition will house a new restaurant and an expanded gaming floor for slots and table games. The second floor will feature a 24-table poker room; a 10,000sq.ft ballroom for private events and live entertainment and a slot machine gaming area.