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Illinois Casinos

Could Round-The-Clock Casinos Be Good For Illinois?

Posted 09.10.2013 | Chicago

Lady Luck is going to tire out awful quick if the Illinois Casino Gaming Association has its way. The association, which represents the state's 10...

Rahm And State Lawmakers Pushing Hard For Chicago Casino

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.03.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Visitors to the nation's third-largest city are usually spotted wandering the Magnificent Mile, snapping pictures of the Willis Tower and s...

Chicago Casino, Statewide Gambling Expansion Gets Senate OK

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2013 | Chicago

By Karen Pierog CHICAGO, May 1 (Reuters) - The Illinois Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would bring much-need revenue to the c...

Rahm Mounts Latest Push For A Casino In Chicago

Posted 05.01.2013 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday mounted his latest push for state lawmakers to approve a casino within Chicago's city limits by promising that 100 per...

Preckwinkle Considering New Countywide Gambling Tax

Posted 10.15.2012 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle may this week announce a new $800 tax on each slot machine and video poker machine in the county as part ...

Quinn Rejects Chicago Casino, Gambling Expansion Bill

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 10.28.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Citing Chicago's reputation of mobsters and corruption, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed a plan Tuesday to bring casinos to the city and...

'It's Ohio's Money Now'

AP | JOHN SEEWER | Posted 07.26.2012 | Business

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The opening of casinos in Ohio this spring means the luck is running out for neighboring states that have pulled in an estimated...

Quinn Calls Gambling Bill A 'Distraction' As Sponsor Lobbies For Debate

Posted 05.14.2012 | Chicago

Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is calling the push by some state legislators to vote on gambling legislation a "distraction," but isn't stopping t...

Casino Fined For Luring Problem Gamblers With Special Perks

Posted 03.23.2012 | Chicago

The popular new Rivers Casino in northwest suburban Des Plaines, Ill., was fined $25,000 by the state for soliciting problem gamblers signed up for th...

U.S. States Race To Build Casinos As They Scramble For Revenue

AP | By DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 01.15.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- A Malaysian company's plan to build a $4 billion convention center and big-time casino on the outskirts of New York City could be the bigg...

Veto Session Updates: Red Light Cameras, Gambling, Pensions & More

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

As the Illinois General Assembly's fall veto session rallies on in Springfield, debates over gambling, pension reform, red-light cameras in Chicago an...

Casino Bill Remains At Standstill

Posted 12.28.2011 | Chicago

With the installation of almost 40,000 new gaming positions potentially at stake statewide, the casino expansion bill which languished in legislative ...

Casino At Thompson Center? Local Business Leader Thinks So

Posted 11.14.2011 | Chicago

An influential local business leader on Tuesday said he believes the James R. Thompson Center-- in the middle of downtown Chicago-- would be a great s...

WATCH: Rahm Has Big Plans For Casino Cash, Quinn Says Not So Fast

Posted 10.17.2011 | Chicago

Though Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel again came out in favor of the city's first-ever casino and the revenue and jobs he said will accompany it Tuesday, ...

Jody Weis Blasts Gambling Expansion Bill

Posted 10.04.2011 | Chicago

Former Chicago top cop and current Chicago Crime Commission deputy director Jody Weis came out Wednesday in staunch opposition to the massive gambling...

Illinois Smoking Ban Loophole? Casinos Could Be Exempt

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI and JIM SUHR | Posted 07.10.2011 | Chicago

HAMMOND, Ind. — Clutching his Marlboro, Clifford Hutchison works a slot machine unaware of his role in a desperate competition to balance state ...

State Gambling Plan Could Lead To Excess Casinos

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Cash-strapped Illinois is considering a massive casino expansion in Chicago and elsewhere that could leave nearby competitor...

Riverboat Casinos Want To Give Away Free Drinks To Lure Customers

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois riverboat casinos are asking the state Legislature to approve a measure allowing them to offer free drinks. A bill...

Ties To Indicted Cellini Helped Kill Waukegan Casino Plan

Chicago Sun-Times | Chris Fusco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A key reason that the Illinois Gaming Board rejected a bid to put a casino in Waukegan was that indicted businessman William F. Cellini still stood to...

Des Plaines Awarded Illinois' Last Casino License

AP | Deanna Bellandi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Gaming Board voted Monday to give the state's unused casino license to a company that wants to build a gambling boat in suburban Des Plai...

State Casino Revenue Drops: Blame The Smoking Ban?

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Long, Liam Ford and Erika Slife | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The struggling economy has dealt a bad hand to the nation's usually robust gambling business, a downturn made even worse in Illinois, where the state'...