Community Impact
The casino industry has brought positive changes to the lives of local residents in Illinois. It has provided more job opportunities and supported local businesses. The industry also contributes generously to charitable causes, which has further improved the community.

Benefits to Illinois

The casinos in Illinois have not only been a source of generating tax revenue and local investments but have also contributed significantly to charitable organizations. Over the years, they have donated millions of dollars in funds and thousands of hours in volunteering to support various causes. These charitable contributions have played a crucial role in improving the quality of life for many people and communities in Illinois. The casinos have also encouraged their staff to volunteer their time and skills, further enhancing the impact of their charitable contributions.


In 2023, the casinos made a significant contribution of over $18.8 million to various charitable organizations. This generous act of philanthropy is a testament to their commitment to supporting the community and making a positive impact on the lives of those in need.


Illinois casinos are known for offering their employees highly competitive compensation and benefits packages. The casinos recognize the importance of investing in their employees and strive to ensure that their compensation and benefits packages are among the best in the industry. These packages include a range of benefits such as health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off.


In 2023, Illinois casinos employed over 6,000 workers and paid out over $299 million in payroll and benefits.


Click on the casino icon on this page for details on the individual contributions casinos have made to local communities. 


For additional data, please visit the Illinois Gaming Board's website by clicking here.

Argosy Casino

Argosy Casino Alton Community Impact

American Place

American Place Casino Community Impact

Bally's Chicago

Bally's Chicago Community Impact

Bally's Quad Cities

Bally's Quad Cities Community Impact

DraftKings at Casino Queen

DraftKings at Casino Queen Community Impact

Golden Nugget Danville

Golden Nugget Community Impact

Grand Victoria Casino

Grand Victoria Casino Community Impact

Hard Rock Casino Rockford

Hard Rock Casino Rockford Community Impact

Harrah's Joliet

Harrah's Joliet Community Impact

Harrah's Metropolis

Harrah's Metropolis Community Impact

Hollywood Aurora

Hollywood Aurora Community Impact

Hollywood Joliet

Hollywood Joliet Community Impact

Rivers Casino

Rivers Casino Community Impact

Walkers Bluff Casino

Walker's Bluff Casino & Resort Community Impact