Casino Concerns

CHICAGO (AP) -- An attorney says Emerald Casino is ending years of legal battles to keep control of its state gaming license.

Emerald has fought for the right to control the license. The company was originally supposed to open a casino in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont.

But the Illinois Gaming Board revoked its gambling license. They claimed Emerald lied to regulators and let people with ties to organized crime become investors.

State courts have rejected Emerald's arguments. In November, the state's highest court turned down an appeal.

Emerald attorney Robert Clifford says the company has reviewed its options and will cease further litigation.

Emerald hasn't been in operation since 2001. That's when the gaming board decided for the second time not to renew the casino's license.


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