Does Illinois Have a Gambling Problem?
With the Kentucky Derby coming up next weekend, Americans will be digging in their pockets to wager somewhere around $100 million on the event. As for gambling in general, Americans will lose around $100 billion dollars this year. Has gambling become a really big problem? In some parts of the nation…
Feds Set Public Forum To Discuss Shabbona Gambling Center
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — A gambling center with 24-hour bingo halls, restaurants and lounges may be on its way to the village of Shabbona.
The U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs is hosting a hearing Jan. 26 for the public to discuss the idea proposed by the Prairie Band Potawatomi …
Rauner Appears Open To Gaming Expansion Bill [AUDIO]
John Gregory -- Illinois Radio Network
It sounds like Gov. Bruce Rauner might be warming up to the idea of expanded gambling in Illinois, which could mean a casino in Rockford.
Rauner says he doesn’t like to gamble, but he also recognizes the state is losing money to casinos in neighbo…
New Report Says Illinois Gambling Revenue Is Increasing
Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network
Video gambling has been legal for two years in Illinois, and there’s a difference of opinion of whether it’s the reason for a low tide for casinos in the fiscal year that ended June 30.
An annual report from the state’…

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