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Chicagoland’s Big Gamble

Chicagoland’s Big Gamble

Chicago was often seen as the Holy Grail for a casino, but until now, Illinois legislators have resisted that temptation. Last month, Illinois passed a massive gaming expansion bill that includes six new casinos in the state and casinos at racetracks that can offer both slots and tables. When you add in the planned Ho Chunk casino in Beloit, it means six new casinos in the Chicago area. The impact on the existing casinos in both Illinois and northern Indiana is expected to be substantial and largely negative. And when you add legal sports betting that can be conducted at several stadiums and arenas in the area, as well as on mobile devices, the access to gambling by Chicago and northern Illinois residents will be greatly increased.

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