Illinois Gaming Board
The Illinois Gaming Board has issued licenses to run video-gambling machines to several people with ties to crime and illegal gambling, according to the Chicago Tribune.
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.
The legality of machines similar to video gambling, but aren’t subject to the same regulations, is being questioned in a new report.
Sponsor of legislation that could affect future of Fairmount Park in Collinsville says 2 factors are key.
The city of East St. Louis expects no change to its tax revenue from a deal announced this week at the Casino Queen.
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.
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.
Bob Waddell owns a bar outside Keyesport in Clinton County in southwestern Illinois. He made $9,778 in video gambling in December.
Video gambling is up and running in Illinois, at least on a limited basis, and other venues are expected to go live in the coming weeks.
Gov. Pat Quinn is replacing everyone on the Illinois Gaming Board except the chairman.