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Poker Chips. (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Casino Fails To Shuffle Cards, Sues Gamblers Who Won $1.5 Million

At first, it seemed like a coincidence, the kind of thing that happens from time to time at a casino, where the same number or same sequence of cards happens twice in a row.

670 The Score–08/20/2012

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson (Photo by Aaron Tam/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Why Is China’s Largest Foreign Investor Spending So Much Money On Our Elections?

Sheldon Adelson, the largest foreign investor in China, has invested tens of millions of dollars in influencing the 2012 election and has vowed to spend $100 million to put his thumb on the scale for Mitt Romney in November.

07/20/2012

Casino Gambling

Bill For New Casinos Soon To Land On Quinn’s Desk

A bill that would create five new casinos in Illinois will likely land on Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk by the end of the month.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (left) said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) was "putting the cart before the horse" by talking about plans for what the city would do with revenue from a Chicago casino, when Quinn has yet to decide whether to sign legislation for a major gambling expansion in Illinois. Emanuel said he "will not allow Chicago’s future to be held hostage because the state obviously has other financial issues and their resources have been drying up over the years." (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Downplays Report He Cussed At Governor

Witnesses describe an expletive-filled phone call to Gov. Pat Quinn over how the governor has dealt with casino gambling and pension reform.

06/08/2012

Photo Of Gamblers Playing The Slots. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Pass Huge Gambling Expansion Bill, But Will Quinn Approve It?

Illinois lawmakers are rolling the dice once again on a gambling bill, but its fate remains unclear.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie visits "Face The Nation". (Photo by Chris Usher/CBS News via Getty Images)

New Jersey Governor Moves To Legalize Sports Gambling

New Jersey will defy a federal ban and let people bet on the outcomes of football, basketball and other games this fall, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2012

Poker Chips. (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Leader Wants To Legalize Online Poker

According to a report, Senate President John Cullerton discussed the idea of making Illinois an Internet gambling hub, suggesting the state could organize a major online poker game and gain worldwide popularity.

670 The Score–05/16/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Continues Push For Chicago Casino

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he is still pushing for the Illinois General Assembly to approve a bill expanding casino gambling on the state, and clearing the way for a Chicago casino.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Gambling, Economic Issues Remain Unresolved As New Year Approaches

A new year doesn’t mean the end to old problems for the State of Illinois.

WBBM Newsradio–12/28/2011

Photo Of Gamblers Playing The Slots. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Report Commissioned By Quinn Casts Doubt On Gambling Revenues

A new report commissioned by Gov. Pat Quinn says the initial gambling expansion bill passed by lawmakers in May would bring in about $840 million less in new revenue than supporters have claimed.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

Casino Gambling Slot Machines

State Rep Says Gambling Bill Must Pass This Week

If a gambling bill is going to come to a vote, it has to happen this week, according to the architect of the latest incarnation of legislation to expand gambling in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

Photo Of Gamblers Playing The Slots. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

New Gambling Proposal Surfaces In State House

The second half of the Illinois General Assembly fall veto session begins Tuesday, with gambling expansion still to be dealt with.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn, Lawmakers Discuss Economy; Casinos Don’t Come Up

Gov. Pat Quinn and top Illinois lawmakers talked about jobs at their latest high-level meeting Tuesday.

WBBM Newsradio–11/02/2011

Photo Of Gamblers Playing The Slots. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Future Dim For Alternative Illinois Gambling Proposal

A different gambling proposal that encompasses many of Gov. Pat Quinn’s ideas is making its way through the Illinois General Assembly, but its future is dim.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

Casino Gambling

Kane County Official Warns Casino Tax Revenues Are Unsustainable

The head of the Kane County Board is warning that the county has to wean itself from what she calls an unreliable source of revenue.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

Casino Gambling

Springfield Businesses Polled On Statewide Gambling Expansion

While Illinois waits for Gov. Pat Quinn to decide what to do with gambling legislation on his desk, the chamber of commerce in one of the cities affected is surveying its members to ask what they think.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: City Desperately Needs Cash From Casino

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he and Gov. Pat Quinn should be able to work out their differences over legislation that would clear the way for a casino in Chicago, among other places.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn (left) said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) was "putting the cart before the horse" by talking about plans for what the city would do with revenue from a Chicago casino, when Quinn has yet to decide whether to sign legislation for a major gambling expansion in Illinois. Emanuel said he "will not allow Chicago’s future to be held hostage because the state obviously has other financial issues and their resources have been drying up over the years." (Credit: CBS)

Quinn To Emanuel On Chicago Casino: Don’t Count On Cash Yet

Gov. Pat Quinn gave Mayor Rahm Emanuel a piece of his mind on Tuesday, telling him you can’t spend money from a Chicago casino that is still a long way from reality.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2011

Photo Of Gamblers Playing The Slots. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Report Shows Illinois Gambling Revenues Dropping

The Illinois Gaming Board is out with its latest revenue report, and again it shows the economy continues to trump spending in casinos.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2011

Casino Gambling

Senate OKs Casino For Chicago, Slot Machines At Airports, Racetracks

The Illinois Senate Tuesday narrowly passed and sent to Gov. Pat Quinn legislation that would authorize a casino for Chicago, put slot machines at racetracks and the city’s airports and add casinos in the suburbs.

CBS 2–05/31/2011

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