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New casino approved for Danville

Golden Nugget casino artist rendering

DANVILLE – The Golden Nugget Casino is one big step closer to calling Danville home.

On Thursday morning, all four members of the Illinois Gaming Commission voted “yes” to allow Danville Development to move forward with its plans to build and open a new casino.

Danville’s casino application is the last one in the state to clear its suitability hearing following the 2019 gaming expansion bill that allowed for 6 new casino licenses to be issued in Illinois.

Construction could start in as few as six weeks.

Golden Nugget and Danville Development plan to open a temporary casino in an existing warehouse space while a final casino is built. 

Pending final approval, developers say Danville’s casino could be open in about a year.

In his final comments, Illinois Gaming Board administrator Marcus Fruchter said he and the state are looking forward to seeing this project move forward and several other board members wished Danville well on its future in gaming.

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