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Illinois Will Not Get Expanded Gambling

(KTVI) – Illinois will not get any new casinos and horse racing tracks like Fairmont Park will not be allowed to add slot machines.  That’s because Governor Pat Quinn has vetoed a bill that would have expanded gambling in Illinois.

Fairmont Park officials say this means they can only pay winning horses about one-third the amount they would make at racetracks with slots.

This is the second year in a row Illinois lawmakers have okayed a gambling expansion. But both bills died on the governor’s desk.