PENN Entertainment Breaks Ground on $185 Million Hollywood Casino Joliet in Illinois

by Hayden Spiess

Joliet, Ill. — PENN Entertainment has broken ground on the $185 million Hollywood Casino Joliet at RockRun Collection in Joliet. The casino will anchor RockRun Collection, a 1 million-square-foot mixed-use development that is under construction. Cullinan Properties is the owner and developer for the 310-acre project.

The land-based casino will feature approximately 850 slots and 44 live table games, including a baccarat room, retail sportsbook, bars and restaurants, and an approximately 10,000-square-foot event center with meeting areas. There will also be roughly 1,330 parking spaces. PENN expects to create 450 construction jobs and 515 permanent jobs at Hollywood Casino Joliet. Upon completion, RockRun Collection will also feature 500,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, entertainment space and an outdoor amenity area, in addition to hotel, residential and office space.

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