Gambling Expansion



Illinois Gaming Board Chairman Aaron Jaffe says a proposal to add casinos in Chicago and four other areas raises so many oversight questions that the city casino should be separated into its own bill.
 
Jaffe tells The Associated Press the bill's trying to do too much. The proposal remained in committee Tuesday.
Jaffe's main objection is the proposal calls for the Chicago to have its own board of mayoral appointees.
 
Gov. Pat Quinn has twice vetoed gambling expansions over ethical protections. He wants the state board to have more oversight, including over contracts.
 
Bill sponsor Rep. Bob Rita says there's no way a Chicago casino will be separated out before Friday's session deadline and lawmakers previously approved plans with a Chicago casino in it.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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