Reporting from Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky used in this report.
Illinois' 10th casino is open after years of legal and regulatory fights over its gambling license.
The Rivers Casino officially opened Monday in the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines. The license had long been dormant since originally being approved for the city of Rosemont in 1999.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he approves of the way the state's gaming board chose the Des Plaines location.
St. Louis Public Radio is a service of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.