About the Author

Corey Roepken

Corey Roepken is the News Editor for Midwest Sharp. Roepken has 20 years of experience as a sports journalist in Michigan, Texas, and Tennessee. Most notably, he covered professional and international soccer for the Houston Chronicle. He has also covered college softball, SEC football, the MLB, and the NFL.

Penn Entertainment to Replace Two Illinois Riverboat Casinos With Land-Based Casinos

October 12, 2022 | By: Corey Roepken

Penn Entertainment announced its plans to replace riverboat casinos in both Aurora and Joliet, Illinois with new land-based facilities.  Construction of both new developments is expected to begin in late 2023 but is subject to regulatory approval. Hollywood Casino Aurora was opened in 1993 and has been under Penn Entertainment’s ownership since 2003. Hollywood Casino Joliet […]

Score $550 In Sports Betting Bonuses With DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM

June 2, 2022 | By: Corey Roepken

Sports fans who are looking to pad their sports betting bankrolls are in for a treat this month with some great bonus offers from big-name sports betting apps. Three sportsbook companies that operate throughout the US, including a handful of Midwest states are giving away free money just for placing a wager. Two of them […]