Illinois Senate passes slots at tracks measure
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - by John Pawlak, the U.S. Trotting Association
The Illinois Senate has, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune, passed an expanded gambling bill that includes the installation of slot machines at the state’s racetracks, but the bill must next pass muster in the Illinois House of Representatives before a new state assembly is sworn in next month -- and then gain a signature from Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.
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The measure passed the Senate on a 31-20 vote.
The Illinois House of Representatives has adjourned, and will not reconvene until after New Year‘s Day. Quinn has said he does not favor a wide gambling expansion in Illinois, and that he would not support the bill as it was passed on Wednesday.
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