What you need to know before the Rockford casino hearing Jeff Kolkey, rrstar.com · September 21, 2019 at 1:14 pm We expect to learn more about the three proposals for a casino during a public hearing Monday night at the Coronado Performing Arts Center. Although the city has not released copies of the proposals as officials negotiate for the best possible deal, each developer will get a chance to make its case during the hearing. Here is what you need to know. The Contenders Three developers are vying for a single license to operate a casino in Rockford. Whoever wins the license will be expected to establish a temporary casino that will operate while the permanent casino is under construction.