Quinn Remains Unsatisfied with Proposed Gambling Bill
Gov. Pat Quinn is still not satisfied with a gambling expansion bill. Quinn remains insistent that legislation that would create five new casinos and allow slot machines at race tracks must include proper oversight.
Quinn is concerned that organized crime could infiltrate casinos and also said that campaign contributions from those in the gambling industry should be banned. Lawmakers have offered a trailer bill to address some of Quinn’s concerns but the governor says there should be one all-inclusive bill. He says supporters should have “done it right the first time.” Lawmakers passed a similar bill last year but never sent it to the governor because of a threat of a veto.