In these final days of the spring legislative session, lawmakers are discussing a massive gambling expansion bill. Some sort of gaming proposal pops up each year, and 2018 is no exception. This latest plan allows for 6 new casinos in the state. It also allows slot machines at race tracks and O’Hare and Midway Airports. Critics argue market is already saturated, but State Senator Terry Link disagrees.
The bill also expands video gaming at bars and restaurants. It failed to get enough votes to pass out of committee, but supporters say they will try again this week.