Racing & Wagering

Trackside to Open Second Waukegan Location in Sundance Saloon

| Churchill Downs Communications | 04/01/2010 #

The Illinois Racing Board granted Arlington Park a license to open a second Trackside wagering operation in the City of Waukegan with the new operation to be located within Sundance Saloon at 300 Lakehurst Road.

The additional location is being opened both as a marriage between a country and western establishment that provides a unique experience for those who like to dance and have fun with the fun and excitement of the best in Thoroughbred and Harness racing seven days and seven nights a week. It will provide an additional wagering option for those horseplayers displaced when Dairyland Greyhound Park ceased simulcast betting at the end of last year.

"We've been working on making this happen for two years," said Sundance owner Art Lake. "This is a great opportunity to see additional patronage at Sundance as well as increasing revenue for the City of Waukegan."

The new operation is slated to open early summer 2010.

Sundance Saloon is located on the west side of Fountain Square, at the corner of State Route 120 and Lakehurst Road (one half mile off Interstate 94 - just south of Great America). The popular local entertainment spot supports both local and national musical talent. On any given night enjoy their in house DJ as he keeps the floor hopping on the 4000 sq. ft. dance floor. Complimentary line and couples dancing is taught on many evenings. This multi-use country/western establishment provides a unique experience for those who like to dance, have a bite to eat, have fun, while also providing services and catering for businesses, conventions, meetings and special events.

The facility has approximately 62,000 square feet on two-floors, of which 2,500 square feet are dedicated for a teletheater for wagering on horse races on races from Arlington Park and all Illinois racetracks, Churchill Downs Simulcast Network ("CDSN") tracks and other major racetracks throughout North America and from around the world.

The new location will feature over 80 plasma and LCD television monitors ranging in size from 16" personal desktop units to 110" large-screen wall displays, and 15 betting machines.

"The prospect of working with Art Lake and his team at Sundance providing our wagering product as an integral part of a newly renovated mixed-use entertainment facility creates a setting in which we would hope to find success," said Arlington Park President Roy A. Arnold with regard to the new location.