Let's Play 2022
Big things are coming! Rivers Casino is excited to embark on a 78,000 square foot casino expansion that is going to make Chicagoland's premier gaming experience better than ever!
“We are investing in the property to provide our guests more dining amenities, more entertainment, more gaming options and what will be the Midwest’s best poker room,” said Corey Wise, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Rivers Casino. “We thank the hardworking men and women of our local building trades for keeping our expansion on schedule.”
The expansion, built between the existing casino building and the parking garage on the north side of the property, will open in two sections. The ground level addition that will house an Asian-themed restaurant and expanded gaming floor is set to open February 2022. The second-floor addition will feature a 22-table poker room; a 10,000 square foot ballroom and slot machine gaming area.
We will be releasing more details soon about these exciting new changes. Check back for more information.
You’ll be placing your first bets in our downstairs gaming area in early 2022. This space is poised to be one of the luckiest in the casino, at least as far as the design goes. The decor that is affixed to the ceiling is meant to symbolically cover the room and those in it with good luck and fortune.
At the center of the room’s ceiling is a chandelier composed of dozens of red, orange and yellow fish arranged in the shape of a dragon’s tail. There are many stories in Chinese culture that reference koi as lucky fish. In the legend of the Dragon Gate, a koi swam upstream, through waterfalls and other obstacles to reach the top of a great mountain. When the koi reached the apex, the Dragon Gate, it became a dragon itself. Dragons are also one of the luckiest figures in Chinese culture.
We look forward to seeing all the wins that take place under the watchful eyes of our lucky fish. Continue to check back with us for more updates on the exciting things to come!