Developer Elite Casino Resort has moved up the construction timeline of its planned Walker’s Bluff Casino Resort in Carterville, Illinois. Original plans called for the building to be constructed in phases but will now be built in a single phase. Dan Kehl is the CEO of Elite Casino Resorts. The new proposed construction schedule allows the casino, hotel, spa and all signature Elite amenities to be opened sooner. The proposed permanent casino resort will feature more than 650 slot machines, 20 table games, ELITE Sportsbook (a sports wagering platform), a 116-room hotel, pool, spa, a retail shop, show lounge, event center for concerts and events, and signature restaurants including a family dining outlet, Ruthie’s Steak and Seafood and Draft Day Sports Lounge. Bids are being sought for construction of the resort.