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.
Some in the agriculture industry are urging pat Quinn to sign it as-is.