Illinois gambling bill still up in the air - KMOV.com

Illinois gambling bill still up in the air

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CHICAGO (AP) -- A decision by lawmakers to approve a massive expansion of gambling in Illinois has been followed by two months of delay as Gov. Pat Quinn studies the measure and decides where he stands.

Quinn has met with a revolving door of supporters and opponents, but he's given no details on what changes he'd like to see. Skeptical lawmakers continue to use a legislative maneuver to hang onto the bill until Quinn explains what he wants.

That keeps him from using his veto to block or rewrite the bill that would add five new casinos, expand gambling at the 10 existing casinos and put slot machines at the race tracks. Quinn has turned up his nose before at the notion of significantly expanding gambling.

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