Community Commitment Supporting Chicago's Economic Development

Our proposal provides the most generous package to the City that is intended to support local businesses and minority organizations while driving job creation and sustained economic opportunities for the Chicago Community.

$40M Upfront payment

Recurring annual payments of $2.0 million for City community programs and $2.0 million towards the City’s general fund.

20M Player Database

We plan to leverage our 20+ million player database to attract visitors and drive Chicago's evolution to become a tourist destination.

4.5M Visitors

Upon stabilized operations of the Bally’s Chicago, we expect that the Project will attract over 4.5 million visitors a year.

$21B Economic Value

We estimate that Bally's Chicago will generate $21 billion in economic value for the Chicago community over a 8-year period.

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Incentivizing Players and Guests to Support Local Businesses

A hallmark of the Bally's Chicago will be "Bally Rewards / Community Rewards" - a unique, interactive program that will incentivize players and guests to redeem the rewards they earn at local participating businesses. It is a win / win for Chicago small businesses and Bally's Chicago.

Working with local partners, we will solicit small businesses within the Chicago area to join this innovative program and will work with participating organizations to offer the best array of rewards.

Bally's has successfully implemented similar rewards programs in a number of cities across the U.S.

This program represents an innovative opportunity for the casino, it's players and local, participating businesses.

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ADDITIONAL ENGAGEMENT PLANSDelivering on Our Community-First Approach

  • Workforce Development: Partnership with City Colleges of Chicago to develop internship programs and job placement opportunities at Bally’s Chicago.
  • Career Advancement: To promote careers within the hospitality industry, we will provide a rotational management training program, job-shadowing workshops and opportunities to local students and individuals.
  • Sponsorships: We will sponsor the work and local charitable organizations of our minority investor partners.
  • Ongoing Collaboration with the City of Chicago: We will work with the City of Chicago and local organizations so they have a voice in the project and future opportunities it will create.
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RECENT COMMUNITY EVENTSThanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

Bally’s Chicago was spreading holiday cheer by distributing over 600 turkeys in two communities where Bally’s seeks to build a new world-class entertainment casino resort. Black Men United (BMU) joined Bally’s at both events and distributed coats, PPE, small appliances, and other donated goods. BMU, a national community service organization, focuses on the restoration and rebuilding of Black communities across America under the leadership of Black men.