Posts Tagged ‘Illinois gambling’

January 18th, 2011 – by Glen Farmer Illinois has failed to expand gambling through the early session of the year. Despite promises of more than a billion dollars a year, the bill did not get called for vote in the state’s House. The bill had quickly and easily passed through the Senate, but it is […]

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January 10th, 2011 – by Glen Farmer The Illinois Coin Machine Operators Association has stated that it is working “Actively and publicly” against the gambling expansion bill that would bring heavy new options to Illinois. Senate Bill 737, a measure that would bring one of the largest gambling expansion packages to the state. The new […]

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January 6th, 2011 – by Glen Farmer A committee in the Illinois House of Representatives has just approved the largest gambling expansion bill since the origination of gambling in the state. The new gambling bill would legalize slot machines at Fairmount Park in Collinsville and other racetracks, and it would also legalize five new casinos […]

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December 2nd, 2010 – by Glen Farmer On Wednesday evening, the Illinois Senate approved a gambling expansion bill that carries heavy implications for the state. The approved plan would incorporate 1,200 slots into Arlington Park, as well as create framework for five new casinos in the state. The new casinos and slot machines would generate […]

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December 1st, 2010 – by Glen Farmer The holiday season is right around the corner, and the season is bringing in new gambling opportunities for even the most casual of players. This comes in the form of the holiday raffles that are offered by most state lotteries around the United States. Several states offer their […]

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September 25th, 2010 – by Glen Farmer In a revolutionary new form of lottery gambling, residents of Illinois will be entitled to win college tuition through a brand new scratch card available through the lottery. The Illinois Lottery has presented the ‘Cash 4 College’ scratch ticket, and players can already partake in the event. Carrying […]

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May 13th, 2010 – by Glen Farmer When Illinois had established a regulatory statute for to bring video gambling into their borders, the legislation had allowed individual counties and municipalities the option to impose their own bans on the machines. Despite the need for increased tax revenue in the state, Kane County had banned the […]

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May 6th, 2010 – by Glen Farmer When Illinois originally expanded gambling to cover video gambling terminals, the state law had given each county and municipality the option to ban the games. Many counties had jumped on board with the banning, including Kane County. Recent reports show that some board members feel it is time […]

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April 25th, 2010 – by Glen Farmer Gamblers in Illinois may have more options for entertainment in the upcoming months. A push is being planned to bring video slots to the racetracks in the state. The push is set to move forward before the General Assembly goes into recess in the spring season. The proposal […]

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