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A look at Rivers Casino in Des Plaines

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  • Workers are installing some of the 1,000-plus slot machines at the new Rivers Casino opening next month in Des Plaines. In addition to the slots, there will be 30 to 40 gaming tables.

       Workers are installing some of the 1,000-plus slot machines at the new Rivers Casino opening next month in Des Plaines. In addition to the slots, there will be 30 to 40 gaming tables.
    Photos by Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • A worker installs a mosaic tile floor in the upscale Hugo's Frog Bar and Chophouse, which is part of the Gibson's Restaurant Group, that will feature steaks and seafood. At left, FLIPT will be a casual grill serving freshly made burgers, sandwiches, fries and shakes.

       A worker installs a mosaic tile floor in the upscale Hugo's Frog Bar and Chophouse, which is part of the Gibson's Restaurant Group, that will feature steaks and seafood. At left, FLIPT will be a casual grill serving freshly made burgers, sandwiches, fries and shakes.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • FLIPT will be a casual grill serving freshly made burgers, sandwiches, fries and shakes at the new Rivers Casino opening next month in Des Plaines.

       FLIPT will be a casual grill serving freshly made burgers, sandwiches, fries and shakes at the new Rivers Casino opening next month in Des Plaines.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • An undulating wall made of wood beams separates the gaming floor from the Canopy Buffet at the new Rivers Casino.

       An undulating wall made of wood beams separates the gaming floor from the Canopy Buffet at the new Rivers Casino.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Standing in the entrance, Albert Liu, vice-president of marketing for the new Rivers Casino in Des Plaines said, "We have strived for a warm and open look, using lots of natural light, to make our guests feel comfortable here."

       Standing in the entrance, Albert Liu, vice-president of marketing for the new Rivers Casino in Des Plaines said, "We have strived for a warm and open look, using lots of natural light, to make our guests feel comfortable here."
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

 
 

Odds of finding a place to gamble will get better next month for residents of the Northwest suburbs when the new Rivers Casino opens in Des Plaines.

The new $400 million casino at River Road and Devon Avenue in Des Plaines will employ 1,000 people. Featuring more than 1,000 slot machines and table games that surround the sophisticated Lotus Lounge, Rivers Casino will offer some of the highest table game limits in the country, with a plush high-limit VIP area including an intimate private gaming salon.

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The casino will also feature restaurants from the upscale Hugo's Frog Bar and Chop House to the casual grill FLIPT, which serves freshly made burgers, sandwiches, fries and shakes. A buffet, Asian noodle shop and coffee shop are also planned.

The Cube is a multipurpose venue that transforms from a sports bar to a live performance venue or nightclub, featuring a state-of-the-art A/V system and LED backdrop screens.

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