Keyword: gov. pat quinn

  • ADW Illegal in Illinois Effective Jan. 1

    Advance-deposit wagering will be illegal in Illinois effective Jan. 1, 2013, because the General Assembly has failed to renew enabling legislation, the Illinois Racing Board ruled Dec. 18.

  • Slot Machines

    Illinois Governor Vetoes Gambling Expansion

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn Aug. 28 vetoed a gaming expansion measure that would have allowed slot machines at racetracks and authorized five new casinos around the state, but hinted he may approve if changes are made.

  • Slot Machine

    Illinois Awaits Action on Gambling Bill

    The clock is running on what could be a final push to authorize Illinois racetracks to run slot machines many in the industry see as vital to survival.

  • Illinois House Again OKs Racetrack Slots

    The Illinois House of Representatives May 23 again passed a gaming expansion bill that would authorize slot machines at Illinois racetracks. However, Gov. Pat Quinn found fault with the measure.

  • Illinois Gambling Legislation on Hold Again

    Legislation authorizing slot machines at racetracks has stalled again as the Illinois General Assembly extended its fall session until after Thanksgiving.

  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

    Officials Argue Over Illinois Racing Future

    The fate of Illinois racing increasingly seems to be held hostage in a tug-of-war between Gov. Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel--a showdown that involves both substance and a test of wills.

  • Slot Machine

    Illinois Senate OKs Gaming Bill; House Next

    Illinois senators approved a major expansion of casino gambling, including racetrack slot machines, Dec. 1, but the measure must now pass the House of Representatives and be signed by Gov. Pat Quinn.

  • Illinois Gov. Signs Online Wagering Bill

    Illinois gambling patrons in Illinois will now have the opportunity of placing their bets online, as Gov. Pat Quinn approved a bill Aug. 26 legalizing online wagering on horse racing.