Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed a piece of old gambling legislation that would have added five new casinos and more slot machines.
While not ruling out anything, Sen. Terry Link said it would be similar to his previous proposal of five new casinos.
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“When I vetoed the legislation before, it did not have dedicated earmarked money for education and I think that’s absolutely required,” Quinn said.
The groups, including Common Cause and the Anti-Gambling Task Force, know that legislators could override the veto.
Gov. Quinn says he’s OK with an expansion of gambling under the right circumstances.
The plan would have allowing the building of five more casinos in Illinois.
Quinn said he’s going through the bill line by line and will make a decision by Tuesday.