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Illinois House Approves Gaming Bill

May 24, 2012:

On Wednesday, May 24, the Illinois House passed an expanded gambling bill which would see slot-machine gaming come to state racetracks...read on

Light At The End Of The Tunnel In Illinois?

January 23, 2012:

Illinois Representative Lou Lang has been cited as saying that progress has been made in regard to a deal which would see a gaming expansion in the state, but that the slots-at-racetracks aspect of the bill is the main hang-up...read on

Memo Could Open Gaming Floodgate

January 3, 2012:

In an announcement which received relatively little fanfare given its magnitude, the United States Department of Justice announced over the holiday season via memo that it has updated its official opinion in regard to the legality of different forms of online wagering...read on

Money To Be Directed To Illinois Tracks?

November 23, 2011:

A pair of recent articles in regard to the chess match which is the gaming expansion issue in the state of Illinois has reiterated Governor Pat Quinn's unwillingness to concede to what he perceives as a over-the-top expansion proposal. Although, a Quinn aid has gone on the record as saying that a compromise could be coming in the future...read on

Lukewarm Reception For Gaming Bill

November 14, 2011:

On Wednesday, November 9, a scaled-back expanded gaming bill, Senate Bill 1849, introduced by Representative Lou Lang, failed to pass the Illinois House...read on

Still Hope For Racinos In Illinois

October 27, 2011:

According to a report, a political standoff between Illinois Senate President John Cullerton and Governor Pat Quinn could very well see racino gaming become a reality if the state wishes for any type of gaming expansion...read on

Quinn Breaks Silence On Gaming Expansion

October 17, 2011:

Members of both the Illinois racing community and the state senate have been waiting quite a while for Governor Pat Quinn to officially comment on the expanded gaming bill for the state. Quinn broke his silence on Monday, October 17, and those in the horse racing industry probably didn't want to hear what he had to say...read on

Amendment To Ill. Racino Bill Coming?

September 12, 2011:

According to Representative Lou Lang, if Illinois Governor Pat Quinn does not outline his issues with the hot-button gaming expansion bill that he has been presented with, legislators may be soon present him with their version of a 'clean-up' bill, which could see many elements changed...read on

Governor Addresses Illinois Fair

August 18, 2011:

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn took a trip to the Illinois State Fair on Wednesday, August 17, where he was engaged by a group of people that pleaded for him to give the green light for expanded gaming in the state...read on

Millions In Purses Released To Ill. Tracks

August 10, 2011:

Tuesday, August 9 proved to be the end of a long legal battle for Illinois racetracks. And although the process has taken over five years, the wait has paid off, in millions...read on

Positive Ruling For Ill. Purse Trust

July 11, 2011:

It has been reported that, via a ruling, a federal court in Illinois does not have the ability to stop the dispersal of funds from the Horse Racing Equity Trust...read on

Blagojevich Found Guilty Of Corruption

June 28, 2011:

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was found guilty of 17 corruption charges on Monday, June 27, three of which were related to the attempted shakedown of a state racetrack executive...read on

Young Horseman Pleads To Governor

June 27, 2011:

According to a report, trainer Homer Hochstetler's son, driver Jay Hochstetler, has been calling the office of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn every day trying to get him to sign the proposed state gaming...read on

Quinn Stays Quiet On Illinois Expansion

June 20, 2011:

Although Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has gone on the record as saying that the gaming expansion bill which currently sits on his desk is excessive and over the top, he has reportedly not been tipping his hand one way or the other in regard to how he is going to ultimately rule on the issue...read on

Illinois Gaming Bill To Be Pared Down?

June 13, 2011:

Legislation which would bring a massive expansion in gaming in the state of Illinois, including the conversion of racetracks into racinos, is currently sitting on the desk of Governor Pat Quinn. Although, according to a report, state senators are attempting to reduce the...read on


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