Chicagoland Question

Discussion in 'Chicago Fire' started by Sinko, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. Sinko

    Sinko New Member

    Dec 28, 1999
    xalapa ver mx
    Club:
    Harrisburg City Isl.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Are there any legal Casinos in the area?

    I may be attending a wedding there with a gambling buddy of mine, and I (we) be curious.

    I hope the answer is "no", given my last losses in Vegas.;)
     
  2. kebzach

    kebzach Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    Greenfield, WI
    Harrah's in Joilet. About 45 minutes from the intersection of I-55 and I-94 (down by McCormick Place), and about 20-30 minutes from Naperville.
     
  3. Iceblink

    Iceblink Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Ipswich Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Even closer to Naperville... there's a boat in Aurora... right downtown. Don't know who owns it though.
     
  4. Sinko

    Sinko New Member

    Dec 28, 1999
    xalapa ver mx
    Club:
    Harrisburg City Isl.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks guys.

    So would these be within a reasonable cab ride from downtown?
     
  5. bgb

    bgb New Member

    Sep 8, 2000
    Not what I'd call reasonable.

    There are also four "river" boats in Indiana on the lake.

    The closest one is just across the Indiana state line in Hammond and that is also the closest location to downtown. It's probably only about half as far as going to either Aurora or Joliet.

    There is also one in East Chicago and two in Gary.
     
  6. Iceblink

    Iceblink Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Ipswich Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Absolutely not by any stretch of the imagination.

    You could take a Metra train from Union Station in Chicago (right by Union Station) to Aurora. I'm not really sure how far that is from downtown Aurora and the casino, but it would be a reasonable cab ride from that point, I would think.
     
  7. Sinko

    Sinko New Member

    Dec 28, 1999
    xalapa ver mx
    Club:
    Harrisburg City Isl.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sounds like a plethora of options, though best served by a rental car.

    I assume there are tables, and not just slots and video poker?
     
  8. Fanaddict

    Fanaddict Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    streamwood IL USA
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes table games and slots. The boats in gary and east chicago have free buses that pick people up from downtown ask at your hotel.
     
  9. genpabloescobar

    Feb 17, 2002
    As a longtime gambler, stick with the boats in Indiana. They have the shuttles, and because there are so many in a small area, the competition means better odds and better games.

    Slots, video poker, blackjack, caribbean stud, let it ride, pai-gow poker are all available in Indiana.
     
  10. Glenwood Lane United

    Apr 28, 2001
    Hanover Park, IL
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Depending on what time you'd be boarding/departing, there are MEtra trains that run to both the Aurora and Elgin boats. Elgin is closest to me, and, since I don't gamble very often, I tend to stay away from there. The minimum bets at the tables are a bit high for me.
     
  11. skinut

    skinut Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2000
    Prospect Hgts IL (or often elsewhere on earth)
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There are also buses that run shuttles to the various casinos. I that's true at least for the Indiana boats.
     
  12. Pyro

    Pyro Member

    Apr 18, 2000
    Fulton River District
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Trump/Majestic Star - Gary, IN....I swear by it
     
  13. Jeremy Goodwin

    Feb 16, 1999
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Reasonable cab ride?

    It's about a two minute walk :)

    Just head south on Broadway (on the east side of the river) and then walk about 150 feet west on New York.
     
  14. Sinko

    Sinko New Member

    Dec 28, 1999
    xalapa ver mx
    Club:
    Harrisburg City Isl.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    All great info.

    Much appreciated.
     
  15. voros

    voros Member

    Jun 7, 2002
    Parts Unknown
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No it would be cheaper to rent a car for the day.
     
  16. RogerinIL

    RogerinIL New Member

    Feb 24, 1999
    Actually Joliet has 2 casinos. Harrah's in downtown Joliet and the Empress casino a little further west in Joliet. Both have easy access off expressways. Joliet is approximately 45 miles SW of downtown Chicago.
     

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