CHAMPIONS Casino & Resort will be strategically located near the intersection of the Stevenson Expressway and Cicero Avenue on a 136-acre site owned by the Estate of Thomas Carey, the owner-operator of Hawthorne Race Course.


This location will provide the most effective stop-gap to $720,000,000 in consumer gaming revenue flowing to Indiana, with the least infringement upon existing Illinois casino markets.


Phase I of development will utilize the existing infrastructure of the grandstands at Hawthorne Race Course to open casino operations within six months of license approval.


Existing Casino Locations


Current Proposed Casino Locations



2.8 million live within 10 mile radius

4.2 Million consumers served in 30-minute drive radius
Just 7 miles from downtown Chicago
$200,000,000: estimated revenue to state generated by ability to open in 6 months.
19 Million visitors travel through Midway Airport, less than 2 miles away from proposed casino
Exposure to 40 Million annual drivers on Stevenson Expressway

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