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(Peoria, IL – December 19, 2023) – Cullinan Properties is pleased to announce that Hollywood Casino Joliet hosted a milestone groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. Local, regional, state, labor and community stakeholders enjoyed a beautiful day of celebration at RockRun Collection. The $185 million Hollywood Casino Joliet project will anchor RockRun Collection, an under-construction super-regional destination development in Metro Chicago/Will County, IL.

The entirely land-based casino will feature approximately 850 slots and 44 live table games, including a baccarat room, a retail sportsbook, high quality bars and restaurants, an approximately 10,000 square foot event center with meeting areas, and approximately 1,330 parking spaces. This state-of-the-art venue will complement other entertainment amenities at the site.

“RockRun Collection is a historic mixed-use development that will blend living, working and playing in one synergistic location, drawing visitors both locally and super-regionally,” says Diane Cullinan Oberhelman, Chairman and Founding Partner of Cullinan Properties. “Partnering with PENN Entertainment to advance our vision for the site will make this a project for generations!”

PENN Entertainment expects to create 450 construction jobs and 515 permanent jobs at Hollywood Casino Joliet. The entirety of the 310-acre mixed-use development will include 570-multifamily apartments, 500+ hospitality rooms, over 150,000 square feet of office space, over 500,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, an outdoor amenity area and entertainment space.

About RockRun Collection
Owned and developed by Cullinan Properties, RockRun Collection is an under-construction 310-acre super-regional development site located at the gateway to Chicagoland with excellent highway visibility and over 1 million square feet of dedicated mixed-use space. Anchored by Hollywood Casino Joliet, the mixed-use development will include additional entertainment, retail, hotels, office/healthcare and multifamily. For more information, visit

About Hollywood Casino Joliet
Operated by PENN Entertainment, Hollywood Casino Joliet is located off Interstate 80 and is open 22 hours a day, seven days a week. The facility features a 50,000 square foot gaming floor with over 900 slot machines and 25 table games, a comedy club, and a recently updated sports bar and retail sportsbook. Dining options include Final Cut Steakhouse, 99 Hops House, VIP Lounge, and Take Two Deli. Hollywood Casino Joliet offers a 100-room hotel and multi-purpose banquet and event space. For more information, go to

About PENN Entertainment
PENN Entertainment, Inc., together with its subsidiaries (“PENN,” the “Company,” “we,” “our,” or “us”), is North America’s leading provider of integrated entertainment, sports content, and casino gaming experiences. PENN operates 43 properties in 20 states, online sports betting in 18 jurisdictions and iCasino in five jurisdictions, under a portfolio of well-recognized brands including Hollywood Casino®, L’Auberge®, ESPN BET™ and theScore Bet Sportsbook and Casino®. In August 2023, PENN entered into a transformative, exclusive long-term strategic alliance with ESPN, Inc. and ESPN Enterprises, Inc. (together, “ESPN”) relating to online sports betting within the United States. PENN’s ability to leverage the leading sports media brands in the United States (ESPN) and Canada (theScore) will position us to significantly expand our digital footprint and efficiently grow our customer ecosystem. This highly differentiated strategy, which is focused on organic cross-sell opportunities, is reinforced by our market-leading retail casinos, sports media assets, and technology, including a proprietary state-of-the-art, fully integrated digital sports and iCasino betting platform and an in-house iCasino content studio. PENN’s portfolio is further bolstered by our industry-leading PENN Play™ customer loyalty program, which offers our over 27 million members a unique set of rewards and experiences across business channels.

About Cullinan Properties
Cullinan Properties, Ltd. is a leading developer of real estate specializing in commercial and mixed-use developments and acquisitions. With offices in Peoria, IL, Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO, Cullinan Properties is a multi-disciplined real estate firm that develops, manages and owns mixed-use, retail, multi-family, office, governmental and medical properties throughout the United States. For additional information about Cullinan Properties, Ltd., visit


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