*** UPDATED x1 *** Report: Internet gaming out
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013
* The Daily Racing Form reports that Arlington International has come to an agreement with the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association on a new contract. The most interesting aspect of the report…
The tracks hate sharing money with horsemen, or with anybody else, for that matter. Dealing with those guys has always been the hardest part of any gaming expansion proposal.
So when the I-Gaming stuff was added to the latest bill, you just knew it would cause an explosion, even though the boat owners really, REALLY wanted in on the game. Plus, the governor opposes the entire provision, so it’s probably best that it be dumped.
*** UPDATE *** The Senate President’s office says he intends to file the I-Gaming legislation on a separate bill.