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Casino hopefuls vie for edge with gaming board

The two finalists for the south suburban casino license squared off on Oct. 28 to refine their pitches to the Illinois Gaming Board and to seek an edge before the board makes its final decision.

The board eliminated the two other candidates Oct. 20, leaving Wind Creek Illinois (WCI) and South Suburban Development LLC as the finalists. WCI proposes to operate a casino in Homewood and East Hazel Crest, and SSD plans to operate a casino in Matteson.

At the Oct. 28 meeting, representatives from each firm focused on convincing the board that its plans would bring the most benefit . . .

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