A deal has been struck to sell Illinois’ third highest-grossing casino, and that could mean a boon for Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker.
Nevada-based Eldorado Resorts announced Monday a $327.5 million deal for the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin. It’s co-owned by Chicago’s Pritzker family and MGM Resorts.
J.B. Pritzker’s campaign confirmed he holds a 1 percent overall stake in the casino, making his potential payout $3.27 million – pending Illinois Gaming Board approval.
State records show the Grand Victoria grossed $168.7 million last year.