State Rep. Robert Rita couldn’t get officials with Fairmount Park or Casino Queen to sign on for expanded gambling in Illinois.
Missouri is looking for other sources of money for education and health care after experiencing shortfalls in gambling and tobacco revenues.
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The Illinois Gaming Board currently requires casinos to close for at least two hours a day but is considering a plan that would allow owners the option to operate around the clock.
The proceeds would be turned over to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to be distributed to the families.
The biggest decline was at Lumiere Place in downtown St. Louis, where revenue dropped nearly 18 percent. Gambling revenue has fallen at the metropolitan St. Louis casinos every month this year.
Nixon said the bill would have weakened laws that keep minors out of casinos, though the industry had promoted the measure as a greater deterrent to underage gambling.
Quinn says its “imperative” that the gaming board oversees a Chicago casino as well as slot machine that could end up in Chicago’s two airports.
The organization Stop Predatory Gambling opposes the loan idea.