The Illinois Gaming Board says they are shocked that lawmakers shot down proposed video gambling reforms during a closed-door meeting. The board approved some new regulations in November to prevent unlicensed middlemen from profiting through loopholes. Lawmakers didn’t welcome any public discussion Tuesday and decided that the board overstepped their authority.
The “Tribune” says that one lawmaker got 70-grand in campaign contributions from someone that stood to lose money if the new regulations passed.
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