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Casino bill sent to governor: Quinn speaks exclusively to FOX 32

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

It may be the biggest story you did not hear about this week--Governor Pat Quinn has a casino bill on his desk.

Quinn spoke excursively with FOX 32 about the bill, handed over by the Senate President.

In what Governor Quinn calls the "casino on every street corner bill," the bill would create 5 new land-based casinos and lets race tracks across the state get slot machines.

"It doesn't have much when it comes to ethics and regulation. We don't want to have wide-open gambling here in Chicago or anywhere else in Illinois. We have to have proper ethics and regulation," Quinn says. "We can't have the casino interests giving loads of money to campaign politicians. I think that's a prescription for disaster for our state."

Quinn says he recently vetoed one of the gaming bills sent to him.

"This one is actually worse than the one I vetoed, so I wouldn't hold your breath on that one getting signed," Quinn told FOX 32.

He believes the state can have a modest expansion of casino gambling if it's done right.

 

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