Don’t believe everything you read on the internet, as a biking advocate says a coming change in Illinois law will ease the worries of anyone concerned about the future of poker runs.  House Bill 2520, also known as the Poker Run Act, was created last year to address issues some bar owners were dealing with through state agencies.  The intent of the law was to protect the activities by placing the fundraisers under the watch of the Department of Revenue and away from the Gaming and Liquor Control boards.

ABATE legislative coordinator Bob Meyers says poker runs do a lot of good for a lot of people.       

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He says the problems began after the poker runs got transferred to the jurisdiction of the Department of Revenue

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He says there is legislation already in the works to clear all of this up and protect poker runs.  One of the bill sponsors has vowed to lobby the governor to sign it into law as soon as the Illinois House and Senate approve the changes.

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