Gaming Practice Group Prepares Summary of Illinois Gaming Expansion Bill
June 1, 2011
Illinois Senate Bill 744, commonly referred to as the “gaming expansion bill,” amends the Illinois Riverboat Gambling Act, the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975, and several other acts of the State of Illinois. The Bill also enacts the Chicago Casino Development Authority Act, establishing the Chicago Casino Development Authority for the purpose of holding a license to own a land-based or riverboat casino in the City of Chicago.
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide an overview of the most significant provisions of the Bill. Before becoming law, the Bill either must be approved by Illinois Governor Quinn or, if Governor Quinn vetoes the Bill, the Illinois legislature may override his veto. view: Summary of Illinois Gaming Expansion Bill.