Changes To Illinois Gambling Law May Have To Wait Till 2020

The four-month-old Illinois gambling expansion law is not expected to receive much, if any, attention when state lawmakers reconvene on Monday in the state capital of Springfield for a brief three-day session.

The massive new law also appears unlikely to come up during another three-day “veto session” beginning November 12.

“I guess three things can happen,” said Tom Swoik, executive director of the Illinois Casino Gaming Association.

“One is nothing. Two is, they open it up and make all kinds of changes, and three is, they open it up and they only change what needs to be changed for Chicago,” Swoik said.

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