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    Illinois Gaming Statistics:

    Number of casinos: 16
    Number of slot machines: 10852
    Number of tables: 252
    Number of live poker tables: 49
    Number of horse tracks: 3

    Gambling facilities in Illinois:

    Argosy Casino Alton - Alton, IL - (618) 474-7400 - 1008 gaming machines
    Hollywood Casino Aurora - Aurora, IL - (630) 801-1234 - 1161 gaming machines
    Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino - East Peoria, IL - (309) 698-7711 - 1172 gaming machines
    Casino Queen & Hotel - East Saint Louis, IL - (618) 874-5000 - 1155 gaming machines
    Grand Victoria Casino Elgin - Elgin, IL - (847) 468-7000 - 1100 gaming machines
    Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel - Joliet, IL - (815) 740-7800 - 1135 gaming machines
    Hollywood Casino Joliet - Joliet, IL - (815) 744-9400 - 1177 gaming machines
    Harrah's Metropolis Casino Hotel - Metropolis, IL - (618) 524-2628 - 800 gaming machines
    Jumer's Casino & Hotel - Rock Island, IL - (309) 756-4600 - 1100 gaming machines
    Arlington International Racecourse - Arlington Heights, IL - (847) 870-7223
    Fairmount Park Racetrack - Collinsville, IL - (618) 345-4300
    Balmoral Park Racetrack - Crete, IL - (708) 672-1414
    Rivers Casino Des Plaines - Des Plaines, IL - (847) 795-0777 - 1044 gaming machines
    Hawthorne Race Course - Stickney, IL - (708) 780 3700
    Du Quoin State Fair Harness Racing - Du Quoin, IL - (618) 542-1515
    Big D - Clinton, IL - (217) 935-2443

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    IL Gambling News: casino, poker, greyhounds

    Iowa's second big lottery winner this month is from Illinois  Des Moines Register

    A $2 million Powerball win from a ticket purchased at a Hy-Vee in Burlington was claimed Monday by an Illinois woman, according to Iowa Lottery.

    $4 million Illinois lottery prize remains unclaimed  newschannel20.com

    One lucky winner has just eight days left to claim a $4 million lottery prize. Illinois Lottery officials say the ticket was sold at a Chicago gas station on February 23, ...

    state-spending-has-grown-nearly-50-faster-than-taxpayer-incomes  Illinois Policy

    A spending cap proposal filed by state Sen. Tom Cullerton, D-Villa Park, would ensure growth in government spending doesn't exceed taxpayers' ability to pay ...

    Chicago man wins $20.8M Illinois Lottery prize after buying first scratch off ticket  WLS-TV

    A Chicago man has won a prize worth $20.8 million after getting a winning scratch off ticket, the Illinois Lottery said Wednesday.

    Silver Search helps bring home 43 of 44 missing people in Illinois in 2018  LaSalle News Tribune

    CHICAGO — During 2018 there were 44 Silver Search advisories which led to 43 recoveries. One advisory is still active.

    Winning $1 million Powerball ticket sold at Northern Illinois grocery store  MyStateline.com

    If you purchased a Powerball ticket recently, you might want to check those tickets!

    Gov. J.B. Pritzker's administration considering selling state buildings and land to pay for pensions  Chicago Tribune

    Gov. J.B. Pritzker's administration issued a plan Thursday to deal with Illinois' chronically underfunded public pensions that called for injecting more cash from a ...

    Berg: Another Illinois lawmaker hits the pension lottery  Alton Telegraph

    State Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, announced his retirement days before he was slated to start his 17th term in Springfield last week. But he won't be leaving the ...

    Illinois Explores Ways to Pay Down Pension Debts  Bloomberg

    Illinois needs $134 billion and may hold a yard sale to raise it.

    Illinois man claims $1M Mega Millions prize in Iowa  newschannel20.com

    An Illinois man who bought a Mega Millions ticket in central Iowa's Jasper County has claimed a $1 million prize. Iowa Lottery officials say 60-year-old Danny ...

    Mystery Millionaire Has 1 Month Left to Claim $4M Ill. Lottery Prize  NBC Chicago

    Illinois lottery officials are searching for a mystery millionaire who has just one month left to come forward. The winner of a $4 million prize sold at a Chicago gas ...

    Winning numbers drawn in 'LuckyDay Lotto Midday' game  Beloit Daily News

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the Illinois Lottery's "LuckyDay Lotto Midday" game were: 02-12-14-15-37.

    Opinion | News-Gazette: Illinois is betting big that gambling is an unadulterated good  The Southern

    This editorial appeared in the Feb. 10, 2019, edition of the (Champaign) News-Gazette:

    Illinois wrestler overcoming his disability  KWQC-TV6

    Little boy from Illinois born with no feet and only one hand loves to wrestle and he's winning tournaments.

    Illinois briefs | Iowa-Illinois-Wisconsin  telegraphherald.com

    CHICAGO — The National Weather *Service* has issued an ice storm warning for Chicago and a swath of northern Illinois ahead of storm that could bring ...

    State representative 'hopes' sports betting in Illinois ready for next NFL season  HOI ABC

    When Governor JB Pritzker was seeking office, he said that Illinois needed to find other sources of revenue to close the state's massive budget gap. One.

    An NBA Draft viewing guide to the All-Star break  Peachtree Hoops

    The Atlanta Hawks have a full week off from game action and, with NBA All-Star weekend in the rear-view mirror, the entire league is on hold for a few days.

    Central Illinois woman donates her kidney to retired Galesburg police officer  CIproud.com

    Not only is Thursday Valentine's Day, it is also National Donor Day.

    Illinois six-year-old wrestles with no feet, one hand  KWQC-TV6

    An Illinois boy who was born with no feet and only one hand is participating in wrestling tournaments in the area.

    Pritzker signs order making Illinois 18th state to join U.S. Climate Alliance  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois has become the 18th state to join the U.S. Climate Alliance, a group of states pledging to abide by the Paris Climate Agreement, which ...

    New Hampshire challenges DoJ Wire Act opinion  iGaming Business

    New Hampshire has launched a legal challenge against the US Department of Justice's (DoJ) revised opinion on the Wire Act, arguing that the new stance is not ...

    Your Illinois News Radar » 2019 » February  The Capitol Fax Blog

    Friday, Feb 15, 2019. [The following is a paid advertisement.] EarthMover Credit Union has created a unique charity program, EarthGivers, which raises money ...

    Illinois Basketball: Ayo Dosunmu has tough decision NBA or Illini  Writing Illini

    The Illinois basketball team has a special player on their hands. Ayo Dosunmu will have to choose between the NBA or the Illini.

    Wage hikes yet another challenge for supermarket in East Moline  KWQC-TV6

    Owner of small business, Supermercado Monarca in East Moline, says customers will suffer higher prices and employees less work to cover the cost of minimum ...

    Livestrong program helps at Illinois YMCA  KWQC-TV6

    The livestrong program at an Illinois YMCA is helping those battling cancer and those who are cancer survivors keep hopes high and take back their lives.

    The bad bet: How Illinois bet on video gambling and lost  Chicago Sun-Times

    Legalizing video poker and slots was supposed to generate billions of dollars for the state of Illinois. After a decade, that hasn't happened. Yet now legislators ...

    'Little baby casinos': Huge growth in video gambling boosts Illinois gaming revenue to record levels, but at what cost?  Chicago Tribune

    Record video poker revenues keep gambling dollars flowing to Illinois government, a state report shows.

    Landmarks Illinois joins lawsuit to save Rock Island County Courthouse  KWQC-TV6

    An Illinois nonprofit agency is joining preservation groups in a lawsuit to save the Rock Island County Courthouse.

    New Bill Proposes Illinois Minimum Wage Raised to $15/Hr  KWQC-TV6

    A new Illinois bill hopes to raise minimum wage to $15/hour- but Quad Cities business owners aren't pleased.

    More gambling fools gold for Illinois  Quad-Cities Online

    State governments are salivating now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for them to authorize sports gambling, a legal (Nevada only right now) ...

    Illinois Man Is Giving Away His Comic Book Store  1440wrok.com

    If you ever dreamed of running a comic book store this could be your chance.

    Illinois Lottery Giving Away Mega Millions Tickets in Chicago Friday  NBC Chicago

    As the Mega Millions jackpot reaches the $1 billion mark, the Illinois Lottery plans to celebrate by giving away hundreds of tickets outside of Chicago's ...

    Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce to discuss minimum wage being raised in Illinois  KWQC-TV6

    Last week Chamber officials said they surveyed business members in Illinois and found 86% who responded said there would be negative impacts on their ...

    Illinois Lottery 'Aware' of Issue With Pick 3, Pick 4 Tickets  NBC Chicago

    Several lottery players in Illinois were unable to purchase Pick 3 and Pick 4 tickets from retailers Tuesday, just before the midday drawing.

    Mother of two loses home in fire  KWQC-TV6

    Mother loses house in fire. KWQC's Sarah Jones met with the mother of two who says she can't believe the home she has lived in for 17 years. Green's Tap in ...

    New York, Illinois Among Prime Candidates For Online Gambling Legislation In 2019  OnlinePokerReport.com

    A preliminary rundown of the top five online gambling candidates for 2019: Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and West Virginia.

    How Illinois bet on video gaming and lost  Rockford Register Star

    Legalizing video poker and slots was supposed to generate billions of dollars for the state. A decade later, that hasn't happened. Now, legislators want to double ...

    Springfield is the video gaming capital of Illinois  Peoria Journal Star

    Springfield remained the video gaming capital of Illinois in 2018, boasting the most video gaming terminals of any municipality in the state.This is the fifth ...

    Illinois Lottery Celebrates 55 Lucky Players Who Won Prizes Of $1 Million Or More In 2018  The Chicago Cusader

    For the ninth consecutive year, more than 50 Illinois Lottery players claimed prizes of $1 million or more. Fifty-five players claimed an Illinois Lo...

    Illinois Lottery Giving Away Free Tickets for $548M Mega Millions Drawing  NBC Chicago

    The Illinois Lottery is giving away hundreds of free tickets for the massive Mega Millions drawing Friday in downtown Chicago.

    Road in Colona covered in water due to ice jam and rainfall  KWQC-TV6

    Officials in Henry County, Illinois say they have received information that there is flood waters over Green River Road in the Colona area.

    STATE AFFAIRS: Don't count on more gambling to save Illinois  MyWebTimes.com

    State governments are salivating now that the US Supreme Court has cleared the way for them to authorize sports gambling, a legal (Nevada only right now) ...

    Illinois Municipalities, Potential Stakeholders to Speak at Sports Betting Hearing  SportsHandle.com

    In an effort to build a consensus on sports betting, Representative Robert Rita's two subcommittees will hear from municipalities and other stakeholders.

    Changes coming to Illinois Lottery  Chicago Defender

    Last year, Camelot Illinois became the new operator and manager of the Illinois Lottery. And now, patrons can begin to look for many changes to the lottery.

    $1M-Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Illinois  NBC Chicago

    One lucky Illinoisan just put an exclamation point on their holiday week.

    Illinois Lottery reports record-breaking sales for October  RiverBender.com

    CHICAGO Illinois Lottery officials today announced that sales for October 2018 were the highest monthly sales in the department's history at $345128919,

    New Illinois Lottery operator unveils big plans  Crain's Chicago Business

    The British firm that just took day-to-day control of the languishing Illinois Lottery is promising a major new "lifetime" game, an increased focus on web sales and ...

    ‘Sweepstakes’ machines turn the tables on Illinois’ video poker law  Chicago Sun-Times

    Thanks to these 'slot-style' machines, Illinois has become studded with what effectively are mini-casinos in gas stations, convenience stores and even a ...

    Illinois Sports Betting A Hot Topic At State Hearing On Gambling  PlayUSA

    An Illinois sports betting hearing concluded that politicians are in no rush to legalize it and gaming taxes will help, but not fix, the pension shortage.

    Stickney Man Wins $18K in Illinois Lotto  NBC Chicago

    A man from southwest suburban Stickney recently won $18000 in the Illinois Lottery. The lottery announced Wednesday that Daniel P. brought home the ...

    Brett Rowland | Deal Illinois in on sports betting, but prepare for diminishing returns  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

    By BRETT ROWLAND. Lawmakers prepared to allow sports gambling in Illinois shouldn't be expecting a jackpot that will solve the state's fiscal crisis.

    Op-Ed: Another Illinois lawmaker hits the pension lottery  Illinois News Network

    State Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, announced his retirement days before he was slated to start his 17th term in Springfield last week.

    OUR VIEW: Sports betting no panacea for Illinois  Freeport Journal-Standard

    One topic we can expect to see receive serious discussion in the spring legislative session, which starts Wednesday, is whether Illinois should legalize sports ...

    Chicago Mayor Again Pitches Illinois Casino Expansion To Ease Budget Shortfall  OnlinePokerReport.com

    Outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants Illinois lawmakers to move on a proposed city-owned casino to ease the growing pension shortfall.

    OKRP helps Illinois Lotto go for the heart in new campaign  ReelChicago

    New seven-week, multi-platform campaign showcases the emotion of turning. Lottery tickets into holiday gifts. (Chicago — Nov. 14, 2018) Illinois Lottery ...

    Illinois Lottery slips into Christmas spirit in ad campaign from OKRP  Chicago Business Journal

    In something of a shocker, the Illinois Lottery and its ad agency of record O'Keefe Reinhard & Paul Chicago (OKRP) have ditched the all-out humor and are ...

    Illinois Lottery to Give Away Free Mega Millions Tickets in Milan  KWQC-TV6

    MILAN, Ill. (KWQC) — The dream is still alive for people playing the Mega Millions lottery. The Illinois lottery wants to help some 900 lottery players chase those ...

    'Lottery ticket' comment highlights potential pitfall of Illinois solar program  Energy News Network

    As Illinois regulators consider final rules for a highly anticipated community solar incentive program, a developer's recent misstep illustrates the intense ...

    Commission: Adding video gambling was like adding 24 new casinos  Chicago Daily Herald

    A state commission says the allowance of video gambling in Illinois was the equivalent of adding 24 new casinos.

    Illinois Could Make Widespread Gambling Changes  VegasSlotsOnline

    Illinois is considering changes to local gambling laws in a bid to generate much-needed cash for state funds. With the state of Illinois struggling financially, it is ...

    New Illinois lottery scratch-off ticket to help families of wounded and fallen police officers  WQAD Moline

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (Illinois News Network) — The newest Illinois Lottery scratch-off game will help support programs and initiatives for the families of fallen or ...

    Illinois Lottery giving away 900 free Mega Millions tickets in the Quad Cities  WQAD Moline

    MILAN, Illinois - The Illinois Lottery has given away 900 free Mega Millions tickets at the HyVee Foods in Milan, IL. Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 10 a.m. - 2 ...

    Some locally owned businesses are capitalizing on the cold  KWQC-TV6

    Some local business owners estimate there sales are down 20%, others say they're down nearly 70%. KWQC's Sarah Jones traveled to Iowa and Illinois and ...

    Illinois Sports Betting And Online Casino Up For Debate In Legislature This Week  OnlinePokerReport.com

    The Illinois legislature will tackle sports betting, online casino and poker and daily fantasy sports in a hearing set to take place at the state capitol.

    Two Illinois tickets match 5 of 6 numbers in Mega Millions lottery  WREX-TV

    Chicago (NBC) – Mega Millions says 15 tickets matched five out of the six numbers in Friday night's drawing—and two of those tickets were sold in Illinois.

    Illinois lawmakers to consider sports betting during Wednesday hearing  Herald & Review

    SPRINGFIELD — Whether Illinois should enter the world of sports and fantasy betting will be on the table for a hearing to be held Wednesday in Springfield.

    Midland Elementary principal announces winter closings in style  KWQC-TV6

    The frigid temperatures and all the snow have led to a lot of closings in Iowa and Illinois over the past week, and could lead to more this upcoming week. But ...

    Combined $658 million in jackpots up for grabs in Illinois Lottery this weekend  RiverBender.com

    CHICAGO — Players have the chance to win a combined $658 million in estimated jackpots this weekend! The jackpot in tonight's Mega Millions.

    Can Illinois Handle a 2000% Jump in Solar Capacity? We’re About to Find Out.  InsideClimate News

    Illinois is about to learn what it takes to manage a nearly 20-fold increase in solar power. A new state law requires utilities to dramatically increase their ...

    DC, Illinois take betting testimony, New Mexico takes actual wagers  CalvinAyre.com

    District of Columbia and Illinois legislators hold hearing to talk about sports betting while New Mexico's Santa Ana Star casino starts taking wagers.

    Illinois Lottery encourages responsible gaming in holiday campaign  FOX Illinois

    The Illinois Lottery is reminding you to be responsible this holiday season when gifting lottery tickets. The Illinois Lottery is teaming up with lotteries in the U. S. ...

    Adam Silver's annual NBA address keys on competitive balance  CIproud.com

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Milwaukee has the best record in the NBA, Denver has its coaching staff at the All-Star Game and Sacramento is in position to end the ...

    Illinois, federal tax rate combine on lottery jackpot at 47 percent  Illinois News Network

    The holder of a jackpot-winning lottery ticket isn't the only one who will get a windfall – the federal and state governments also get a big chunk.

    Illinois lottery  Chron.com

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — These Illinois lotteries were drawn Friday: LuckyDay Lotto Midday. Recommended Video. Created with Sketch. An Error Has Occurred.

    Video gaming contributes to dwindling casino revenue, education funding  LaSalle News Tribune

    The bus trips to nearby casinos don't flow like they used to. “We've had to cut back on trips. Ridership is definitely down,” said Amy Babcock of Green River Lines ...

    Creative ways to give Illinois Lottery tickets as gifts  WLS-TV

    Chicago food and lifestyle blogger and founder and creator of the website EverythingErica.com gave WCL some quick tips on how to be creative with holiday ...

    Shakeup In Illinois Politics Could Open The Door For Gambling Expansion  Legal Sports Report

    With the potential for a new governor, new Chicago mayor and a shakeup in the state's legislative officers, politics might finally align for passing a gambling ...

    Illinois Lottery gives away Mega Millions tickets ahead of near-record jackpot drawing  Chicago Tribune

    The Illinois Lottery gives away 970 Mega Millions lottery tickets in a ticket grab machine at the Thompson Center, Oct. 19, 2018, ahead of the $970 million.

    CDC recent report reveals where the flu is the worst this season  KWQC-TV6

    The CDC's most recent report shows the states experiencing the worst of it this flu season. Iowa and Illinois are not a part of that list- but we are seeing flu activity ...

    Illinois man claims $1M Mega Millions prize  WGN TV Chicago

    DAVENPORT, Iowa — An Illinois man has claimed the $1 million prize he won the same day someone else won $1.54 billion in the Mega Millions lottery game.

    Illinois Lottery and O'Keefe Reinhard & Paul pull genie out of the hat  Chicago Business Journal

    The Illinois Lottery and ad agency of record O'Keefe Reinhard and Paul Chicago (OKRP) have introduced a grumpy genie to help generate robust sales for a ...

    Illinois lawmakers weigh sports gambling, as NBA and MLB officials back the idea  Chicago Tribune

    Top professional sports officials told state lawmakers Tuesday that they're open to legalizing sports betting in Illinois if the federal government allows it, but they ...

    When will my state legalize sports betting? Map of sports gambling legislation across the US | When will my state legalize sports betting? Map of sports gambling legislation across the US  SB Nation

    The United States Supreme Court overturned a sports gambling prohibition in May 2018. It opened the door for states to pass legislation allowing for sports ...

    Change in law could stop Illinois Lotterys from selling tickets after prizes are gone  Pekin Daily Times

    CHICAGO — The Illinois Lottery would have to provide players with daily updates on how many top prizes remain in scratch-off games — and wouldn't be able ...

    Is The Illinois Lottery Pulling A Fast One On Scratch-Off Customers?  PlayUSA

    The Illinois Lottery has landed itself in some hot water with players and consumer advocacy groups by following a policy to continue to sell scratch and win ...

    Our View: Bet on it: Video gaming fuels increase in Illinois gaming revenue  Rockford Register Star

    Wanna bet? The numbers show that there are plenty of people out there who do. They don't mind spending their hard-earned cash on a (slim) chance to win ...

    New Illinois lottery tickets multiply winnings  FOX Illinois

    New tickets from the Illinois Lottery are giving players a greater chance to win even bigger prizes.The Illinois Lottery has created new Multiplier Instant Tickets, ...

    Three jackpots won in Illinois Lottery over the weekend  KWQC-TV6

    If you recently purchased a Lucky Day Lotto ticket, you may want to check it right away! 3 winning tickets were sold in Illinois over the weekend!

    Lottery ticket worth $22.5 million sold at Prospect Heights gas station  Chicago Daily Herald

    A winning lottery ticket worth $22.5 million was sold at a Prospect Heights gasoline station, officials announced Monday.

    Searching For Clues About Which States Will Pass New Sports Betting Bills In 2019  Legal Sports Report

    Congress will go back into session this week and state legislatures throughout the country will follow shortly thereafter. When they do, legal sports betting will ...

    Illinois lottery game to help families of fallen officers  WGN TV Chicago

    CHICAGO — A new Illinois lottery game will generate money to help the families of police officers killed or severely hurt in the line of duty. Lawmakers ...

    Illinois Lottery players buy $75 million in tickets during Mega Millions run  Illinois News Network

    You may not have won anything in the latest Mega Millions drawing, but the state of Illinois certainly did.

    Head of Illinois Lottery leaves to run Connecticut Lottery  Chicago Tribune

    The acting director of the Illinois Lottery is leaving to take a similar job in Connecticut.

    Illinois lottery director leaving for more money in Connecticut ahead of election  Illinois News Network

    The top state official at the Illinois Lottery is leaving to take a higher paying job running Connecticut's lottery. One Illinois state Representative said it's good news ...

    Oak Park bans sweepstakes gambling machines | Articles | News | OakPark.com  Wednesday Journal

    Video gambling has been prohibited in Oak Park for nearly a decade, and now the so-called video sweepstakes machines are forbidden in the village as well.

    A big idea that could give Illinois sports gamblers the best price  Chicago Tribune

    For the first year, Illinois should enact a tax plan that matches or undercuts Vegas while limiting state-sanctioned sports books to charging, say, 8 percent ...

    Illinois Sports Betting Legislative Hearings May Take Place Next Month  Legal Sports Report

    Illinois sports betting could gain a slight bit of traction next month, according to Legal Sports Report sources. New hearings on sports betting could take place as ...

    Illinois officials propose gas tax increase  WGEM

    Just as gas prices start to drop below two dollars a gallon--some Illinois officials want to hike the gas tax. The state currently has a 19 cent tax on.

    After Late Flurry, Legal Illinois Sports Betting Looks Like It’s On Hold For Now  Legal Sports Report

    You can probably scratch Illinois off the list of states that might have sports betting this year. After months of consideration and a false alarm in the eleventh hour, ...

    Column: No magic for school funding and lottery  LaSalle News Tribune

    About every time one of our local schools runs into financial issues, some form of this comment comes back on the NewsTribune social media accounts.