The casino would sit at the corner of Lincoln Highway and Harlem Avenue in Matteson
The south suburban village of Matteson unveiled plans for a new casino and hotel on Monday less than two weeks after two other south suburban communities announced their own plans for a casino.
The proposed casino would be operated by the Chocktaw Nation of Oklahoma, and would sit at the corner of Lincoln Highway and Harlem Avenue. Along with 2,000 gaming positions, the casino complex would include a 200-room hotel, high-end-restaurant and convention space, according to a news release from the village.
Details of the projects were expected to be officially unveiled at a 7 p.m. meeting on Monday at Matteson Village Hall.
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In a news release, Village President Sheila Chalmers-Currin stated the proposed site is the “absolute best location in the southern Cook County” for a casino, stressing the convenience of drivers due to the close proximity of I-57 and I-80.
The casino would include an historical exhibit chronicling the multi-cultural history of the area, which is home to several Underground Railroad sites.
The Choctaw Nation, the third largest Indian Nation in the United States, operates eight casinos and hotels in Oklahoma.
A separate company previously proposed a $275 million luxury hotel and casino in south suburban Homewood and East Hazel Crest. The gaming facility would be operated by Wind Creek Hospitality, and directly off of I-80 near Halsted Street and 175th Street.
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The Homewood Village Board approved plans for the casino at its Oct. 7 meeting.
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A small percentage of the casino's estimated gain of $155 million dollars a year would go to not only Homewood and East Hazel Crest, but 41 other south suburban municipalities.