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.
The Missouri Gaming Commission voted Wednesday to relax rules for the state’s casino exclusion list, which imposes a lifetime casino ban on problem gamblers who voluntarily sign up for it
Gov. Pat Quinn has spent a lot of time criticizing the idea of slot machines at race tracks, a key component of both last spring’s bill and the one which failed Wednesday night.
State Rep. Michael Zalewski says his understanding is that a gambling package that includes slot machines at race tracks will be called in the Senate for a vote.
A bill that would allow an expansion of gambling in Illinois is not on Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk.