Tag Archives: Pat Quinn
- Illinois renews talks of expanded gambling
March 19, 2014
Illinois' continuing battle to legalize or not legalize expanded gambling in the state has taken different forms of life over the past years. Now, you can add two more iterations to that list. State representative Bob Rita has a new proposal on the table, or make that two proposals on...
- People is Stupid: Let Them Gay (Marry)!
November 21, 2013
Here in Chicago, Boystown is quiet tonight. It seems kind of surprising; after all, today governor Pat Quinn signed into law a bill legalizing gay marriage in the state of Illinois. It might be that the real test was already passed earlier this month, when the bill passed the state...
- Illinois introduces online gambling legislation
March 7, 2013
Just 48 hours after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (pictured far right) vetoed a bill that would have put brick-and-mortar casinos in Chicago, state Senator Terry Link (pictured on the left) has introduced an amended bill that would expand the state’s land-based gambling options and also introduce internet gambling. Illinois’ previous...
- Illinois governor vetoes 2011 gambling expansion bill
March 5, 2013
It's back to the drawing board for Illinois lawmakers after Governor Pat Quinn vetoed Senate Bill 744, putting an end to plans of bringing casinos to Chicago and forcing state lawmakers to begin from scratch in their attempt to bring casinos in the state. Quinn's decision to veto the bill,...
- Investing the Hard Way: Waiting on The iGaming Boom
May 28, 2012
Back in February I covered the online gambling industry in the wake of the late 2011 DOJ opinion that appeared to legalize some forms of Internet betting in the US. Given the dizzying amount of regulatory, competitive, and political pressures facing the industry, I argued that investors should be selective...
- Illinois House officially passes gambling expansion bill
May 24, 2012
Despite Illinois governor Pat Quinn's highly publicized opposition to the state gambling bill, the Illinois House proceeded and voted to pass the bill that would allow for a huge expansion of legalized gambling in the state. The House approval was met after a 69-47 vote even after Quinn proclaimed that...