For years, a Rockford casino has been discussed as part of a gaming expansion bill in Springfield. But a new report could cool talks of any new facilities in the state.
According to the Springfield State Journal-Register, a report from the Illinois Legislature says that despite growth in video gambling, the industry is going through slow times:
The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accounta
Talk of gaming expansion seems to be an annual tradition here in Illinois. Each year hopes are inflated and every year it seems nothing at all comes of it.
Well, this year is no different. Again there is talk about new casinos in the state and again Rockford is part of the discussion...
CHICAGO (AP) — Tourism industry officials say a Chicago casino could generate much-needed revenue along with sparking economic development in the city.
Choose Chicago, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and hotel associations testified before a lawmaker panel Monday about gambling expansion plans...