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Gambling Alert – Last Day of Veto Session
From Illinois Church Action on Alcohol & Addiction problems (ILCAAAP) The House could amend SB 516 to lower the tax rate for a Chicago-owned casino. This is the only gambling shell bill that could be amended and passed in the...
24 Hour, Non-Stop Video Gambling in Tinley Park?
By Anita Bedell   |   07.13.18
The Tinley Park Village Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Hall, 16250 S.Oak Park Ave.  to consider annexing of land for a gas station to become a truck stop.  If approved, the truck stop, near a residential area, could have video gambling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Local residents could gamble all night on the video gambling machines.
Illinois Senate Expands, then Passes Another Huge Gambling Bill
By Anita Bedell   |   03.01.17
Yesterday, the Illinois Senate put two amendments on SB 7 -a massive gambling bill- and then called the bill for a vote without a committee hearing. This proposal authorizing casinos in Chicago, Rockford, Danville, Lake County, south suburbs of Chicago, Williamson County and 4 casinos at racetracks. It is important to note that this legislation would legalize a city-owned casino for Chicago with a perpetual license that cannot be revoked or suspended. No other city in the United States owns a casino.
Gambling Expansion a Losing Bet for Illinois
By Monte Larrick   |   02.09.17
An expert on the social costs of gambling says more gambling in Illinois is not a revenue solution for the state's bleak financial future. Professor John Kindt maintains more gambling will only add to the state's fiscal troubles, while making lots of money for the "insiders."
Illinois State Senate to Vote on Gambling Expansion (SB 7) in Feb
By Anita Bedell   |   01.27.17
The Illinois State Senate Gaming Committee recently heard testimony on SB 7, the massive gambling expansion bill. There were many questions from members of the committee asking sponsor Illinois Sen. Terry Link (D-Gurnee) to make changes to the bill. The Senate moved SB 7 to third reading so it can be called for a vote at anytime now. Illinois Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) filed Senate Amendment 2 to SB 7 to include slot machines at Chicago airports for passengers who at least 21 years of age and members of a private club.
Massive Gambling Expansion in SB 7
By Anita Bedell   |   01.18.17
Democratic Senate President John Cullerton and Minority Leader Christine Radogno negotiated an ambitious plan to end the budget impasse. Promising to act on a package by month's end, they introduced 13 measures that included sweeteners that are not budget-related for both sides.
Fantasy Sports Gambling Will Become Legal if Illinois Lawmakers Have Their Way
By Kathy Valente   |   05.02.16
Attorneys General in 11 states, including Illinois, have said that Daily Fantasy Sports is illegal gambling.  With HB 4323, it will become legal. HB 4323 would be a massive expansion of gambling into every home, dorm room and office. Under...
Gambling and Government
Americans do seem to like gambling. Look at all the people who raced to the local convenience stores to buy a ticket for the recent Powerball. State lotteries still seem to be going strong. Many analysts believe that as much as $120 million might be bet on the Super Bowl.
State Rep. Zalewski Files Bill to Legalize Internet Sports Gambling
By Anita Bedell   |   10.27.15
House Bill 4323, introduced by State Representative Michael Zalewski (D-Riverside), creates the Fantasy Contests Act.  This proposal would legalize Internet Sports gambling for anyone 18 and older.  The language is very vague about the number of entries that could be...
Testimonies Expose Harmful Effects of Legalized Gambling
By Charlie Butts   |   06.12.15
An anti-gambling group is getting set for a national day of action on exposing the harmful effects of gambling. Stop Predatory Gambling has frequently pointed out in previous interviews on OneNewsNow how legalized gambling is a failed policy. In order...
Chronic Gambling and Depression Often Occur Together, Researchers Find
The researchers found that nearly three quarters of young men who reported significant gambling problems were also suffering from depression.
Sweeping Up ‘Broom Closet’ Gambling
You can find them in gas stations, golf courses, restaurants, liquor stores and even a TV repair shop. More than 19,000 video gambling machines had spread across the state by the end of 2014, turning thousands of businesses and other establishments into what one lawmaker calls “mini casinos.” Now, he’s trying to curb the trend. State Sen. Darin LaHood (R-Dunlap), wants to place new limits on which establishments can have video gambling machines in Illinois...
Gambling Expansion: Not the Solution
By David E. Smith   |   02.17.15
In 1974, the Illinois Lottery was established with the goal of funding K-12 public education.  In 1990, the Riverboat Gambling Act legalized ten casino licenses throughout the state. In 2009, another massive gambling expansion was passed, allowing video slot machines...
Illinois’ Video Gambling Expansion Stirs Concerns
In just two years, Illinois’ video gambling has spread exponentially – now in places such as laundromats, florists and an apartment complex. Being dubbed “mini-casinos,” multi-million dollar casino complexes are experiencing a slide in their profitability. If an Illinois venue...
Resources on the Harms of Gambling
Gambling copy In an effort to bring more government revenue, lawmakers are constantly looking for ways to exploit its own constituents and expand gambling throughout the state. Yet Illinois already has 10 casinos, 6 horse tracks,16,600 plus video slot machines and Lottery...
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