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Nixon Taps Barrett Hatches for Chairman of Missouri Gaming Commission

Hatches will take over for James Mathewson, who stepped down as chairman at the end of May.


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Illinois Gambling Expansion Bill in Trouble

Gov Quinn says the gambling expansion bill is full of loopholes and likely won’t make it law.


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Additional Funds for Veterans Homes to Become Law

The legislation redirects casino fees to a trust fund for the Missouri Veterans’ Commission.


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Slots Coming to Illinois Horse Tracks and a Lot More

A measure to allow five new casinos, allow more slot machines at existing casinos and put slots at racetracks in Illinois is going to pass.


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Mo. Lawmakers Consider Bill Allowing Loans at Casinos

Committee members endorsed the bill by a 13-1 vote


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Another Push for More Casinos in Illinois

Five cities would get a new casino under the legislation and there’s a provision for slot machines at horse tracks.


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Welfare Recipients Would be Banned from Gambling Under Proposed Legislation

Republican St. Joseph Senator Rob Schaaf introduced the bill.


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Quinn Hopes For Gambling Expansion in 2012

The governor says he sticks by his framework for a scaled-down gambling expansion plan that calls for five new casinos, but does not allow slot machines at race tracks.


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Slots at Race Tracks Fails in Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn has spent a lot of time criticizing the idea of slot machines at race tracks, a key component of both last spring’s bill and the one which failed Wednesday night.


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Are Gamblers Risking Safety at Casinos?

Chief says it’s criminals taking stupid chances





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