With Sports Betting, Legislators Gamble with Illinois’ Well-Being
 
With Sports Betting, Legislators Gamble with Illinois’ Well-Being
Written By Monte Larrick   |   06.07.18

Due to a U.S. Supreme Court decision, the odds have improved for legal sports betting to come to Illinois. Proponents are promising lots of tax revenue from bets on baseball, basketball, football, and other sports. The trouble is that all that money won’t fix the lives of individuals and families destroyed through gambling. It’s a good bet that sports betting will be bad for Illinois.

 

Monte Larrick
Larrick, an award winning broadcast journalist, retired from Moody Broadcasting in Chicago after more than 30 years of service. In 2014, he joined the IFI team to use his news gathering experience to help inform IFI supporters about issues that impact their lives. Mr. Larrick and his wife have been married 33 years and have two daughters. ...
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