City of Rockford Government
CASINO UPDATE: As part of granting a casino license, a casino applicant must make a public presentation to the Illinois Gaming Board on the reasons it is suitable for licensing. 815 Entertainment is scheduled to make its presentation on Hard Rock Casino Rockford during the Gaming Board’s Wednesday meeting. We expect the topics to include that Hard Rock has satisfied all statutory licensing requirements, its background and reputation, its business competence and experience for purposes of holding an owner’s license, and the adequacy and sources of the funding for the proposed casino. This meeting is not expected to result in final approval, but is the next step in the process.
“We are confident in our Hard Rock partners and the proposal they have put forth,” says Mayor Tom McNamara. “The road to bringing a Rockford casino has certainly been long, but we are optimistic our proposal will be approved at each step so we can turn our long-awaited vision into reality.”