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April 27, 2006
Contact: Sue Wilsey, 708-615-1200
Lucky Magee’s Racino Grill and Sports Lounge Crosses the Finish Line in Record Time
More than 220 televisions, including six 62-inch flat panels, grace the walls at the best place in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs to watch sporting events. Restoration of an old box retail store at the southwest corner of the Niles, Illinois Golf Mill Shopping Center was originally anticipated for late June or early July. In anticipation of the excitement that a Grand Opening during Kentucky Derby week would generate, the crew and staff of Inter-Track Partners, who operate 14 other OTB facilities in Illinois, stepped up to complete the project well ahead of schedule.
The venue is complete with a hundred-plus seat teletheater, dubbed “The Wire Room” which includes 75 individual carrels. Three teller windows and a dozen teller machines are ready for wagering. The full service Racino Grill dining room will hold 120 guests and the Sports Lounge, where food will also be available, has a seating capacity for more than 300. An intimate private dining room that can hold small parties of 10 to 30 will be ideal for bachelor parties, wedding rehearsals, and corporate entertaining. Select booths and tables will be available by reservation.
Over one hundred photos from the 1930s and '40s contribute to the nostalgic theme based on the classic movie “The Sting.” The facility will hold a Grand Opening event on May 3, with an official ribbon cutting ceremony by the Mayor of Niles, Nicholas Blase. On Thursday, May 4, from 8:00 PM until 10:00 PM, ESPN100 sports radio personality Harry Teinowitz will offer handicapping tips for Derby Day. The Score sports radio station will broadcast live from 10:00 AM until 2:00 on Friday, May 5. The doors will open at 9:00 AM on Kentucky Derby day, with the first race of the day starting at 10:00 AM and racing action continuing up to the “Run for the Roses” post time at about 5:00 PM.
Additional information on Lucky Magee’s Racino Grill and Sports Lounge, as well as the 14 other OTB locations, is available at illinoisotb.com.
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