Casino open 9am-7am daily!

at the corner of Devon
and River Road

3000 S. River Road | Des Plaines, IL 60018
888.307.0777 | 847.795.0777

Rivers Casino


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LEED Certified Casino

Rivers Casino is projected to be the country’s first LEED certified casino designed and built with environmentally friendly materials and processes.

Owner: Midwest Gaming and Entertainment, LLC
Development Manager: Development Management Associates, LLC
Architect: Klai Juba General
Contractor: Pepper Construction

Features include:

  • HVAC system upgrades are intended to provide 16% energy savings, more fresh air supply above a standard design and more comfort for occupants for this building which operates 24 hours a day.
  • HVAC units will include 100 percent air-side economizer sections for free cooling when outdoor ambient conditions allow. Demand Control Ventilation (DCV) strategies are employed to operate HVAC systems more efficiently in intermittently used spaces.
  • Systems commissioning is provided to realize operational savings planned in the design. Measurement and verification methods are planned to confirm and assure continued efficient operation of building systems.
  • LED light fixtures in the parking garage and other areas throughout the Casino building save on energy usage as well as maintenance costs.
  • Skylights and Clerestory windows add natural light for occupants comfort and save on lighting costs.
  • Low flow plumbing fixtures and sensor controlled faucets reduce water usage by 40%.
  • Uses Paint and Adhesive materials with low levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) providing a healthier environment for workers and future inhabitants.
  • Casino operations include a single stream recycling plan reducing the amount of waste delivered to landfills.
  • Interior living green walls provide better air quality and comfort for occupants.
  • Occupant sensor controlled lighting provides lighting when needed and saves energy use at other times.
  • Electric car charging stations are provided at valet parking for facility and customer use.
  • The project is a Brownfield redevelopment rehabilitated a damaged site and reducing pressure on undeveloped land and used existing infrastructure.
  • The project managed site water runoff with a Surface Water Intake Protection Program (SWIPP) program during construction to prevent runoff damage to adjoining areas.
  • Installation of concrete drives, landscaping, a multi-level parking structure and white roof reduce the urban heat island effect.
  • The site is close to public transportation to promote efficient travel – it adjoins two Pace bus lines and is within 1 mile of both METRA and CTA rail stations.
  • Bike racks are provided for workers and customers and preferred parking is provided for alternate fuel vehicles
  • Landscaping is largely native and drought tolerant plant species thus eliminating the need for irrigation
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