Illinois Gaming Board

Video Poker machine. (CBS)

Video Gambling’s Spread Raising Cash, Eyebrows

Since video gambling began in Illinois two years ago, the slot-like terminals have been showing up in places lawmakers never imagined — floral shops, laundromats, liquor stores and gas stations. They’re also now the main attraction at dozens of storefront bistros and cafes geared toward women.


Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn: Illinois Gaming Board Should Have Oversight Over Chicago Casino

Mayor Emanuel has backed legislation that would establish a Chicago gaming board to oversee a city casino operation. But speaking at a city club luncheon, Governor Quinn said state regulators must have the ultimate power of oversight.


Casino Gambling

Senate Approves New Gambling Expansion Plan

A refined plan to add more casinos and slot machines in Illinois — clarified to quell concerns over who would control a Chicago casino — was approved by the Illinois Senate on Wednesday, a proposal supporters believe is their best chance yet to expand gambling in the state.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel (left) and Gov. Pat Quinn (right) discuss negotiations on legislation that would bring a land-based casino to Chicago, during an unrelated event at the University of Chicago on Nov. 30, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor, Governor ‘Very Close’ To Deal For Chicago Casino

Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel both said Friday they are “very close” to reaching a deal that would bring a casino to Chicago.


Video Poker machine. (CBS)

Legal Video Gambling Finally A Reality In Illinois

After three years of waiting, legalized video gambling in Illinois has finally begun going live at Illinois bars, restaurants, and other locations.

CBS 2–10/09/2012

Video Poker machine. (CBS)

Video Gambling Slow To Move Ahead In Illinois

Video gambling in the state seems to be in a holding pattern.

CBS Chicago–09/21/2012

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

Quinn Overhauls Ill. Gaming Board

Gov. Pat Quinn is replacing everyone on the Illinois Gaming Board except the chairman, an advocate for strong regulation of gambling.


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Gaming Board Boss Wants Quinn To Veto Casino Expansion

The chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board warned Gov Pat Quinn on Wednesday not to expand gambling operations in Illinois. Aaron Jaffee said he wants Quinn to veto legislation passed earlier this year that would allow for a massive expansion of casino gaming in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn, Gaming Board Chairman To Discuss Gambling Expansion

Gov. Pat Quinn plans Thursday to meet with Illinois Gaming Board Chairman Aaron Jaffe, as the governor weighs whether to sign the bill that would dramatically expand gambling in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2011

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

Crime Commission Wants Gaming Board Chairman Re-Appointed

The Chicago Crime Commission is urging Gov. Pat Quinn to re-appoint the retired judge who heads the Illinois Gaming Board.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2011