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Illinois is on pace for four new casinos in 2023, but the state’s tax payout from video gambling in local bars and restaurants remains a much bigger win.
A new report predicts legalized internet gambling would generate $273.3 million a year in new revenue for Illinois. A safer bet for Illinois’ state workers would be constitutional pension reform.
The former Illinois House assistant majority leader now faces nearly 5 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to accepting and soliciting bribes to expand sweepstakes gambling legislation in Springfield.
Starting this July, Illinoisans will pay higher taxes on gasoline, cigarettes, video gaming and more.
Answers to frequently asked questions about new casinos and sports betting in Illinois.
New change in law paves the way for sports betting at Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, and the United Center, among other venues.
A decisive opinion issued by the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a 1992 ban on sports gambling, putting the ball in Springfield’s court.