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Hollywood Casino Joliet


In Brief:

The Hollywood Casino (formerly the Empress) is located in Joliet, Illinois, about 1 hour from downtown Chicago, and offers a wide variety of gambling and entertainment options as well as a hotel and RV park.

Hollywood Casino Address:

777 Hollywood Boulevard, Joliet, Illinois

Note to GPS users: If this address is not found, try the casino's previous vanity address, 2300 Empress Drive.




Valet and self-service free parking garage

Directions from Chicago:

I-90/94 East to I-55 South. Drive approximately 42 miles to I-80 East. Take Exit 127 (Houbolt Rd/Empress Rd), turn right on Empress Road. Turn left on US-6/Channahon Rd, turn right on Hollywood Boulevard to casino.


Because of a statewide smoking ban, the Hollywood Casino is smoke free


21 and over (proof of age required). Admission is free.


8:30 a.m. - 6:30 a.m., every day.

About Hollywood Casino Joliet:

The Empress Casino in Joliet is a 50,000 square foot casino offering a large number of gambling options. There's also an adjacent hotel and RV park for those that don't feel like driving back to Chicago after losing your shirt.

There are over 1,100 video poker and slot machines, and a large number of seats at table games. Empress Casino also offers live poker. Games include:

  • Roulette
  • Craps
  • Blackjack
  • Caribbean Stud Poker
  • Three Card Poker

Besides gambling, the Hollywood Casino also has dining including Final Cut, a higher end steakhouse and the Take Two deli, which offers more casual dining. And of course the Hollywood has the ubiquitous casino offering, a buffet.

Hollywood Casino Joliet website

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