Bally’s faces setback in Chicago casino project due to water pipe disruptions
Bally’s Corporation has encountered some setbacks in its plans to build a casino in Chicago, with the project now facing delays due to potential damage to major water pipes located near the site.
The initial phase of the project was set to include a 100-room hotel, followed by a second phase that would see the construction of a glass-faced tower with an additional 400 rooms. However, concerns about the proximity of major water pipes to the construction site have caused city officials to pause and reassess the project.
Following further inspection, Bally’s was the first to point out the risks of damaging the major water pipes close to the river. City officials agreed, halting the progress of the project until a solution can be found to address the potential risks to the water infrastructure.
As a result of the delays, work on the site has not yet begun, and Bally’s is hoping to break ground at some point in the summer. In the meantime, the company has opened a temporary casino at Medinah Temple to generate revenue while the construction is on hold. However, the early figures from the temporary facility have fallen significantly below projections, with the city benefiting by just $3.1 million in the few months that it has been open.
Despite the setback with the water pipes, Bally’s remains confident that the timeline for the project remains the same and that the permanent casino will be ready to open by September 2026.
The news of the disruption in the Chicago casino project has raised concerns about the future of the development and its potential impact on the local economy. It is unclear how long the delays caused by the water pipe issues will last and what the ultimate impact will be on the overall timeline and budget for the project.
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