More slots at racetracks
Casino Expansion Would be Boon to Horse Racing
The giant casino bill which is stuck in a legislative logjam in Illinois would create a mega-casino for Chicago. It would create four other new casinos, in southern Cook County, Lake County, Rockford, and Danville. And it would add thousands of gaming positions to existing gambling halls across the state.Oh, and it would put slots in race tracks too. That’s right. Racetracks. Almost lost in the Sturm and Drang over the casino portions of the gambling bill are the bailout provisions for the Illinois horse racing industry, an industry knocked on its heels by casinos and lotteries and other tracks in other states which got slot machines years ago.