Casino Gambling

On 2nd Try, Gambling Bill Gets House Committee OK

A huge expansion of legalized gambling in Illinois is headed to the House floor.


135th Kentucky Derby

Olczyk: Track Conditions Could Dictate Derby Winner

There are a lot different elements to the Kentucky Derby that make it one of the most popular sporting events in the United States: there’s the pageantry, the mint juleps, the hats and maybe most importantly the gambling.

670 The Score–05/05/2011

Marty Turco

Report: Turco Bet With Canadiens Fan During Game

Accoridng to Montreal Canadiens fan, he and Chicago Blackhawks’ goalie Marty Turco had a friendly $5 bet riding on Tuesday night’s game.


Casino Gambling

Emanuel Says He’d Accept Chicago Casino

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said he would accept a casino in Chicago, but an anti-gambling advocate is calling for a citywide referendum first.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2011

The Mirage Sports Book

Nevada Sports Books Take Only $724K From Super Bowl

The Super Bowl didn’t go the way the Pittsburgh Steelers wanted to to go. And it didn’t go all that well for casinos across the state of Nevada either.


The Mirage Sports Book

Spiegel: Your SB XLV Living Room Over/Uunders

For you perhaps, or for the casual fan, or for your guests, we offer further levels of couch enjoyment. The guest who gets the most of the following prop bets correct should win something…you decide what.

670 The Score–02/04/2011

Arlington Park

Debate Coming On Slots At Racetracks

State lawmakers will take up debate in the new year over whether to expand gambling.

WBBM Newsradio–12/29/2010

Casino Gambling

Officials: Casino Revenues Dropping

Illinois Gaming officials say casino revenues have fallen about 32 percent in three years.

WBBM Newsradio–12/27/2010

Illinois State Senator, Rev. James Meeks (D-Chicago)

Rev. Meeks Rejects Idea Of Casinos Funding Schools

CHICAGO (WBBM) – While mayoral candidates Gery Chico and Miguel del Valle said they would favor a land based casino in the City of Chicago, rival hopeful Senator Rev. James Meeks is rejecting the idea.


Casino Gambling Slot Machines

Gov. Quinn Skepitcal Of Casino Expansion Plan

Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday that he’s still skeptical about a proposal to expand gambling in Illinois to help eliminate a massive budget deficit.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2010

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

State Lawmakers To Weigh Gambling Expansion

Outgoing Illinois lawmakers are heading back to Springfield for their two-week lame duck session, and they hope to decide whether casinos will be coming to Chicago and several suburbs.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2010

File photo of a slot machine. (CBS)

Religious Leaders Oppose Casino, Gambing Expansion

A coalition of Christian, Jewish and secular activists is urging Chicago and Illinois lawmakers to resist any effort to expand gambling in Illinois.


File Photo (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

South Suburban Leaders Demand A Casino — And Its Revenue

Officials say their economically depressed region needs the infusion of gambling taxes.


File photo of a slot machine. (CBS)

Lawmaker: Gambling Expansion A Good Bet

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says the odds are good for an expansion of gambling in the state, including a Chicago casino and slot machines at the racetracks.


Gamblers play the slots. (CBS)

BGA To Lawmakers: Use Caution On Gambling

Chicago’s Better Government Association is recommending caution before Illinois lawmakers decide to increase the number of casino licenses as a way to infuse cash into the state’s dwindling revenue stream.