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ILLINOIS GAMING BOARD APPROVES HAWTHORNE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH CASINO DEVELOPMENT

30 July 2020

Thirty years after Illinois passed legislation legalizing ten casinos to operate throughout the State, Hawthorne Race Course has been preliminarily approved to become its next casino.  Today, the Illinois Gaming Board voted unanimously that Hawthorne’s ownership and key personnel are “suitable” for eventual casino licensure.

HAWTHORNE HIRES 25-YEAR GAMING VETERAN AS CASINO CEO

26 September 2019

In anticipation of its licensure as part of Illinois’ recent casino and gaming expansion, Hawthorne Race Course has hired Kevin Kline (LinkedIn profile) as its new CEO of Gaming.  The 110-year old family-owned and operated business applied to the Illinois Gaming Board for a casino gaming license on August 26th before a 60-day deadline established by the new gaming law which was signed by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker at the end of June.