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Race track officials, Quinn meet on gambling bill

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By Julie Jacobson By Julie Jacobson

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois race track epresentatives met with Gov. Pat Quinn about a gambling expansion bill that lawmakers passed but have yet to send him.
Hawthorne Race Course president Tim Carey says top track officials lobbied Quinn Friday on the bill, which would allow slot machines at their racing venues. They say that's key to their survival because it would make purses bigger and make them more competitive with tracks in other states.
But Carey says Quinn didn't divulge his position on slot machines. He says the governor listened to what they had to say.
Quinn has been meeting with proponents and opponents of the gambling expansion bill that also would add five new casinos in Illinois. Quinn has signaled he has concerns about the bill but has not been overly specific.

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