Saturday, February 23, 2013
Illinois State Representative Marty Moylan wants a 20-mile radius around Des Plaines without new casinos, the Daily Herald reported.
Illinois State Rep. Marty Moylan proposed legislation that would prevent any new casino from being built within 20 miles of Rivers Casino, 3000 S. River Road in Des Plaines, the Daily Herald reported. Earlier this month, Moylan said if efforts to increase the number of casinos in the state are successful, Des Plaines should reassess a revenue sharing agreement that requires the city to split gaming tax revenues with the state and a list of other communities, Journal and Topics Newspapers reported. Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook
Friday, February 22, 2013
Jamie Maldonado gave his kidney to Tim Brennan, who had been on dialysis for four years, the Journal & Topics newspaper reports.
A Rivers Casino valet gave a casino patron another chance at life by donating his kidney, the Journal & Topics newspaper reports. Jamie Maldonado befriended frequent patron Tim Brennan and discovered he was on dialysis for kidney failure. Brennan had been on dialysis for four years by the time the two met, the Daily Herald reports. With 6,000 names ahead of him on the donation list, Maldonado decided to make sure Brennan’s health was taken care of by donating his own kidney to the man. It’s been two months since the surgery and both men are healthy and well, the Journal & Topics reports.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The casino drew 280,000 people last month, the Journal & Topics newspaper reports.
Tuesday, February 19
More than 280,000 people visited Rivers Casino in Des Plaines this January, generating $32,358,000 in gross receipts, the Journal & Topics newspaper reports. The numbers are slightly down from December, when the casino generated $34,984,000 in gross revenues. The city of Des Plaines will receive $1.9 million in tax dollars from the January revenue, according to the newspaper.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The money for the Oakton Community College will go toward the college's new Science and Health Careers Center, the school said Monday.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
From the community ~ The newly built Rivers Casino in Des Plaines has contributed $60,000 toward Oakton Community College to support the college's new Science and Health Careers Center, the school said Monday. The contribution is part of the $500,000 the casino recently awarded to 16 organizations throughout Des Plaines and the Chicagoland area. The 93,000-square-foot Science and Health Careers Center, currently under construction, will house state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, and other teaching facilities for the College’s anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, earth science, medical laboratory technology, nursing, physics, and physical therapy assistant programs. Rivers Casino funds will underwrite the purchase of 12 hospital beds…
Monday, October 8, 2012
The Cash KO promotion runs through October at the Des Plaines gaming venue.
Monday, October 8, 2012
The following information was submitted by Jill Katz, co-director of JKLS PR, which represents Rivers Casino, 3000 S. River Road in Des Plaines: Martha P. of Park Ridge was one lucky guest at Rivers Casino to be awarded $25,000 in the month-long Cash Knockout giveaway on Oct. 4. Martha said she had a feeling that she was going to win when she entered today’s drawing. She was fitted with a boxing robe and gloves, and punched through circle number 32 on the Cash KO board, which revealed a cash prize of $25,000. When asked why she selected circle 32 on the Cash KO board, Martha said she chose that circle because she was born in 1932. Martha, as well as all the previous Cash KO winners, will be invited to the Cash KO finale on Monday, Oct. 29 …
Monday, July 18, 2011
Rivers Casino hosted an invitation-only soiree Sunday evening for a packed house of around 1,000 VIPS. Guests were treated to an array of samples from the many dining venues. Entertainment included the Redmoon Theater, girl-group trio Alizma and Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts band. The casino officially opened to the public Monday, July 18. Click here for photos from the Rivers Casino July 15 community event. Click here to watch video of Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts.
Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts performed two shows for a packed house at a VIP party Sunday at the new Rivers Casino in Des Plaines. The band performed at Cube, a venue for live music and dancing at the casino, which also serves appetizers and has a full liquor bar. The casino opens to the public Monday, July 18. Entertainment scheduled for the opening includes a live DJ, girl-group trio Alizma and popular Chicago cover band, Maggie Speaks. Click here to find previous Patch coverage of Rivers Casino. Click here to 'Like' Des Plaines Patch on Facebook. Click here to follow Des Plaines Patch on Twitter.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
More than 1000 community members gather at the new Des Plaines casino for a private party.
Rivers Casino opened its doors for the first time Friday night to a list of VIPs and group of residents that registered a month in advance to attend the private party. Dozens of sample treats from restaurants in the casino were distributed amongst the crowd of political dignitaries, members of the Illinois Gaming Board, representatives of Midwest Gaming, employees of construction companies that worked on the project, business leaders and residents. Small groups gathered at tables to gamble and others pulled up chairs in front of flashy new slot machines to try their luck. Albert Liu, vice president of marketing at Rivers Casino, said they built the facility for universal appeal. He said one of the special features of the casino was the …