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Illinois House approves gaming expansion

12:43 AM 24 May 2012 NZST
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The Illinois House of Representatives has approved legislation that would legalize slot machines at the state's harness racing racetracks.

Shunting aside Gov. Pat Quinn's concerns, the Illinois House today approved a major expansion of gambling in Illinois that would put a casino in Chicago and four other cities, add positions at riverboats and allow slot machines at racetracks.

The move came after sponsoring Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, got tired of waiting for Quinn to offer an alternative proposal.

To read more of this article that was written by Ray Long and Alissa Groeninger click on this link.

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