Des Plaines casino opens Monday

July 18, 2011 5:57:05 AM PDT
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opens to the public for the first time Monday.

On Sunday night, some VIPs got a chance to do a little gambling.

The casino is giving jobs to more than 1,000 workers, and is estimated to generate more than $150 million in taxes to the state each year.

It's not clear how much competition it will have. The legislature passed a bill creating four more casinos but it hasn't been signed by the governor.