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Illinois Gaming Expansion

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Talkin Vegas, Jun 2, 2019.

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  1. Talkin Vegas

    Talkin Vegas Tourist

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    (670 The Score) Legalized sports gambling is coming to Illinois soon.

    The Illinois Senate voted 46-10 on Sunday to approve SB 690, which will usher in a large gambling expansion in the state, including allowing for new casinos in the Chicago area and legalized sports wagering for the first time in Illinois. Sports books will be allowed in casinos, at race tracks and professional sports stadiums.

    The Senate's vote came a day after the House voted 87-27 in favor of it. All that's left is for Gov. J.B. Pritzker to sign it, and he has been a leading supporter of it throughout the process.
     
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  2. 93 Octane

    93 Octane Chief bottle washer

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    Wow it's been legalized at the sports venue to, that's a big step ahead of the other states.
     
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  3. SMG

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    I was hoping that this would be approved. We need a big Vegas style hotel/casino here in Chicago.
     
  4. greekjim

    greekjim King Gyro

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    Did they remove the cap on the amount of slots/table spots a casino can have or is that still in place?
     
  5. DoctorD

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    4000 for the new Chicago casino, the other casinos go from 1200 to 2000, the new ones also get 2000 and the horse racing tracks get 1200. Don't know about the airports.
     
  7. DoctorD

    DoctorD Low-Roller

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    Will be kind at weird to place bets at soldier field, United center, or at wrigley during the game.
    I don’t know how I feel about that part of it.

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  8. NJS24

    NJS24 Voice of Reason

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    Oh, come on... the White Sox would be the team to be concerned about. Too Soon?
     
  9. greekjim

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    I was listening to the score this afternoon and it was mostly talk about the law passing. It will be interesting to see how the current casinos expand from the current 1,200 to 2,000, if they do
     
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    ffejry #1 Bears Fan

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    I am mostly curious about the new casino in the south suburbs since that is where I am from.
     
  11. Viva Las Vegas

    Viva Las Vegas Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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    Very sad as a life long resident. Looking to leave sooner rather than later.

    I haven't hit a local casino beyond a swipe for the "Road to Rewards" Harrah's promotion since the 1990s. In the end, the state will continue to be crack head broke, debt will continue to grow and we will continue to lose the most population in Chicago / Illinois.
     
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