Grand Victoria Casino In Illinois Debuts New Sportsbook And WSOP Room

Written By Nicholaus Garcia on October 26, 2022
New Caesars Sportsbook and WSOP room unveiled at Illinois casino

The new World Series of Poker (WSOP) room and Caesars Sportsbook are officially open at the Grand Victoria Casino Elgin

Altogether, the new additions to the Illinois casino add 6,500 square feet of gaming space at the cost of $4 million. The new state-of-the-art sportsbook and poker room will occupy the same area. 

Rolando GuerreroGrand Victoria Casino Elgin’s senior vice president and general manager, said:

“We are proud to officially open this luxurious space for sports and poker fans who visit our property. We wanted to create a comfortable space where guests may enjoy sporting events and live poker in a well-appointed environment complete with world-class amenities.”

Chris Moneymaker — a WSOP Main Event Champion — was on hand for the ceremonial ribbon cutting.

A new Caesars Sportsbook at Grand Victoria Casino in Illinois

The new Caesars Sportsbook features a 2,100 square-foot gaming space including:

  • Three betting windows
  • Five self-service betting kiosks
  • 20 large-screen LED TVs

There is also a full-service bar with bartop gaming and a lounge area where customers can enjoy a meal from The Slice Pizzeria & Pasta or Crave Deli

The new World Series of Poker room will host the first Illinois circuit

As for the poker side, the 4,400 square foot poker room boasts 20 poker tables

The Grand Victoria is also set to host Illinois’ first WSOP Circuit Event on Nov. 10-21. According to the event schedule, players have until 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, to register. The tournament begins at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10.

The event comes with $1 million in guaranteed prize money. Additionally, the WSOP ring event winner can also win seats in the 2023 Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas. 

“The opening of these new amenities is another step toward treating Illinois customers and sports fans like royalty,” said Eric HessionPresident of Caesars Digital.

“Following the launch of our upgraded Caesars Sportsbook app in the state last spring, it’s only fitting we bring a new Caesars Sportsbook retail location and World Series of Poker Room to Grand Victoria Elgin. We look forward to providing guests with more unforgettable experiences at this historic property.”

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Nick Garcia is a senior reporter for PlayUSA. Garcia provides analysis and in-depth coverage of the gambling industry with a key focus on online casinos, sports betting and financial markets. Garcia has been covering the US gambling market since 2017. He attended Texas Tech University as an undergrad and received a Master of Arts in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago.

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