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Full House to raise $40m in stock offering for proposed Illinois casino


Full House Resorts intends to raise $40m through a stock offering in order to “significantly strengthen” its application to build a casino in the northern Chicago suburb of Waukegan, Illinois.

The share offering consists of 6,015,000 shares priced at $6.65 each. In addition, the underwriters of the offering may purchase a further 902,250 shares at the same price.

The offering is set to close on March 29.

Full House will use the proceeds to help fund its proposed American Place casino in Waukegan The operator is one of three bidders to receive the license for this site, alongside North Point Casino and Churchill Downs Incorporated and Rush Street Gaming’s Midwest Gaming venture. All three have been endorsed by the city of Waukegan.

Other uses of the funds include a new hotel tower at  Silver Slipper Casino and Hotel in Mississippi, pending approval.

The Craig-Hallum Capital Group will act as the book running manager, with Macquarie Capital, Roth Capital Partners and Union Gaming as co-managers.