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July 22, 2014, 10:42 pm
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Illinois House Passes Gambling Expansion Bill


The Illinois House has passed a bill expanding gambling in the State of Illinois. The law would create new casinos and slot machines at the state’s race tracks. However – there won’t be any slots at airports or at the State Fairgrounds.

 

The Governor’s Office released a report back in November saying gambling expansion would bring in around 160 million dollars in new revenue, but others had claimed the figure to be more like one billion dollars.

 

The bill which passed in the Legislature last year included creating five new casinos, including the first one in Chicago. But the bill was never sent to the governor for his signature.

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