Gaming Board rejects Rosemont casino bid
Regulators say some investors have mob ties
January 31, 2001
In a stinging blow to what once seemed an unstoppable deal, the Illinois Gaming Board on Tuesday rejected a planned Rosemont casino, concluding that top officials of the would-be riverboat had misled the board and that some investors had links to mob figures.
“The investigative record establishes the insidious presence of organized crime elements associated with this proposed project that cannot be ignored,” Gaming Board Administrator Sergio Acosta said in a statement to the board.
Presumably Mr. Acosta delivered this line with a perfectly straight face.
“Oh, no! Organized crime and gambling?”
Next week: Friends of the Earth reports that “bears shit in the woods”, and in a late-breaking update, Msgr. O’Flaherty discovers that the Pope is Catholic.