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Wind Creek Hospitality has submitted an application to the Illinois State Gaming Board to develop a casino and entertainment destination in the south suburban communities of East Hazel Crest and Homewood, IL. The proposed 70,000-square-foot casino would feature 1,300 slot machines, 56 table games, entertainment, dining, a 252-room luxury hotel, and would bring 800 jobs to the south suburban region. Wind Creek has a proven track record of success in developing high-quality and successful casino and entertainment projects, and we’re excited about the possibility of bringing one to Illinois.



Wind Creek Hospitality is the principal gaming and hospitality entity for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. One of the most respected and fastest growing brands in the gaming industry, Wind Creek manages 10 premier gaming properties with best-in-class amenities in Alabama, Florida, Nevada, Pennsylvania and the Caribbean.

Wind Creek makes it a priority to not only be a good neighbor, but to give back to the communities where we are located. In partnership with our host communities, East Hazel Crest and Homewood, we have created a Southland Public Benefit Fund that will distribute $150,000 annually for the first five years of operation to fund scholarships for disadvantaged students and provide health services in the south suburban region. After the first five years of operation, the goal will be to distribute $1 million annually.



Senator Napoleon B. Harris, III
Rep. William Q. Davis
The Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce
The Ingalls Development Foundation
Moraine Valley Foundation
The Village of Thornton
The City of Harvey
Thomas Vallow
Karen Santillan
The Gorman Group
Transport Finishes, Inc.
ACS Industries, Ltd.
Andrew McCann Lawn Sprinklers
Meany, Inc.
Geo’s Auto Body Repair, Inc.
M & O Insulation Company
Terry Keigher
Julie Lawton


Mayors make case for casino in Homewood and East Hazel Crest
Casino proposed for 24-acre site on I-80 in south suburbs
Wind Creek Announces South Suburban Casino Application


Is this a done deal? When will the casino be built?
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You talk about this being a “four-diamond destination,” but what does that mean?
How many jobs will the casino create?
How will you ensure that jobs go to south suburban residents?
What sorts of community benefits will Wind Creek bring to East Hazel Crest, Homewood and the south suburban region?
How much revenue will the casino generate?

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