The gaming floor is up and running again at Lumiere Place, following a night chaos and confusion when hundreds of slot machines when on the fritz.
Illinois State Representative Bob Rita tells KMOX’s Charlie Brennan that Fairmount officials have told him their survival depends on getting slot machines.
Last week, the Illinois legislature ended its session without approving Fairmount’s plea to add slots.
The sponsor of a gaming bill that would allow slot machines at horse racing tracks says he won’t call it for a vote before Saturday’s end of session.
Gov. Quinn says he’s OK with an expansion of gambling under the right circumstances.
Family-centric groups in 13 states are calling on Congress to block states across the nation from legalizing Internet gambling.
Gov Quinn says the gambling expansion bill is full of loopholes and likely won’t make it law.
The governor has long opposed slot machines at racetracks, even though supporters say it’s just adding new gambling to places where gambling already exists.
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.
Five cities would get a new casino under the legislation and there’s a provision for slot machines at horse tracks.