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Rockford Receives Three Casino Proposals


Friday afternoon was the deadline for casino operators for submit their proposals to the City of Rockford. It received three different proposals. 

One proposal is by Hard Rock International. The company wants to build the casino at the site of the former Clock Tower Resort near I-90.  The second is by Gorman and Company, a firm that wants to build next to an Embassy Suites downtown.  The Register Star confirms both companies delivered their proposals Friday afternoon. 

The State Journal-Register reports a third proposal came in from Luna Entertainment, a Michigan-based venture capital firm. This company wants to build the casino near MercyHealth’s Javon Bea Hospital on the city's northeast side. 

Rockford has until the end of October to evaluate the proposals and send any final candidates to the Illinois Gaming Board. 

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