Taft Gaming Attorneys Featured in Rockford Casino News Update

Taft Chicago Gaming partners Cezar “Cid” Froelich and Kimberly Copp contributed their insights to the 13 WREX Sept. 16 news story, “Approval for Rockford casino will likely take longer than original deadline.”

As profiled in the news coverage, it has been almost a year since Hard Rock International and the City of Rockford submitted plans to build a casino near Interstate 90 and East State Street, and it will likely be even longer until construction can begin. The delay is caused by the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) not yet approving the license for the casino proposal.

Froelich commented, “There’s clearly a lot of work that the staff at the IGB is doing. They’ve clearly got a tremendous number of applications to process, we can see that work is being done. But, it would appear we are not going to hit the October 28 statutory deadline.”

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Froelich advises the State of New York, multiple Massachusetts cities, and the cities of Chicago and Rockford in Illinois, as well as large gaming organizations, and institutional investors in connection with gaming matters.  

Copp co-chairs Taft’s Gaming industry group and represents cities, states, and regulatory bodies on gaming matters, legislation, and related regulations between state/local governments and casino developers.

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