History In The Making

Hawthorne Casino

and Race Course

History In The Making

On July 30, 2020, the Illinois Gaming Board unanimously approved Hawthorne’s plan to develop Illinois’ first racino entertainment complex featuring both casino-style wagering and horseracing. This $400 Million redevelopment will transform the 130 year old race track as well as the entire Illinois horseracing industry and create one of the most exciting entertainment destinations in the Midwest.

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An Historic Transformation

Illinois’ most historic sports venue is becoming its newest casino, horse racing and entertainment destination. For 130 years, Hawthorne has been “Chicago’s hometown track.” In 2023, Hawthorne Casino & Race Course will be Illinois’ premier gaming experience and “Chicago’s Hometown Casino”, featuring:

Slots | Table Games | A Premium PointsBet Sportsbook | Horse Racing
Restaurants and Bars | A Multi-Level Parking Garage

Building The Future of Chicago Gaming

The new Hawthorne Casino & Race Course is designed by Aria Group Architects. The project will create 1200 construction jobs. Click for more info and project progress.