Ill. Gaming Board license approvals on hold, delays Walker’s Bluff casino plans

The site for new casino resort at Walker's Bluff
The site for new casino resort at Walker's Bluff(KFVS12)
Updated: Oct. 30, 2020 at 11:03 AM CDT
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SRINGFIELD, Ill. (KFVS) - Walker’s Bluff in Carterville will have to wait six months to find out if they can begin work on a casino destination resort.

The Illinois Gaming Board has requested a six month extension from the State due to COVID-19 mitigations, re-openings and closings.

Walker’s Bluff told the gaming board they will be available to answer any questions they have about their $150 million plan.

The winery said the casino development will create hundreds of jobs and become a destination location in southern Illinois.

The Illinois Gaming Board will hold their next meeting virtually on November 17.

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