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A gambler prepares to put her money in a slot machine. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Bishops Warn Illinois is Enslaved by Passion for Gambling

Roman Catholic bishops in Illinois have told state lawmakers they shouldn’t turn to gambling as a revenue fix for the state’s troubled budget.

06/03/2015

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Casino Group to Buy Fairmount Park Pending Approval of Slots

Casino Queen owners plan to purchase Fairmount Park, if Illinois lawmakers pass a gambling expansion at horse racing venues in the state.

05/26/2015

Riders slow their horses after racing 5 furlongs on a sloppy track during the first race of the year at Fairmount Park in Collinsville, Illinois, on March 15, 2011. (Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Gambling Experts Set to Testify on Potential Chicago Casino

Proposals to expand Illinois gambling have recently resurfaced as legislators prepare to adjourn at the end of the month.

05/11/2015

A gambler prepares to put her money in a slot machine. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Ill. Gov. Rauner Wants to Take Closer Look at Gaming Industry

Rauner says he doesn’t like to gamble, but he also recognizes the state is losing money to casinos in neighboring states.

01/20/2015

GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 05: A croupier spins a roulette wheel at the new luxury casino, which opens tomorrow, on February 5, 2008 in Glasgow, Scotland. This 25m GPB venue, named Alea, opens on the Clyde at Springfield Quay near the city centre and is Scotland's first luxury casino, dining and live music venue.

East St. Louis Casino Lays Off 20 Workers, Cuts Hours

They bring the site’s workforce to about 600. The casino had about 1,200 employees when it was moved onto land from a riverboat along the Mississippi River in 2007.

01/15/2015

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Video Gaming Gains Revenue and Popularity in Illinois

It’s now been two years since video gaming came to Illinois. So has having the opportunity to gamble in bars, restaurants and veterans’ halls kept people from going to casinos?

09/25/2014

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Revenue Falling for Half of St. Louis Casinos

Is the gravy train over for the casino industry? Atlantic City’s gambling collapse sends shivers across the gaming industry – while revenue for half of the St. Louis-area casinos are also dropping.

09/12/2014

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Missouri Seeks to Lure High-Stakes Gamblers

Missouri casinos could begin offering lines of credit to high rollers under legislation given final approval Tuesday by state lawmakers.

04/29/2014

Brandon Bollig #52 of the Chicago Blackhawks has words with Ryan Reeves #75 of the St. Louis Blues as liesman Scott Cherrey #50 moves to separate them at the United Center on April 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

HRABE: Follow The Money

Follow the money. It’s hard to be un-emotional headed into postseason play. As you watch your team over the final few weeks of the regular season, in whatever sport it is you’re watching, you tend […]

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Illinois Lawmaker Holds Forum on Expanding Gambling

State Rep. Robert Rita couldn’t get officials with Fairmount Park or Casino Queen to sign on for expanded gambling in Illinois.

01/29/2014

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