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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

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    My son says it’s great.

    I’ve never been.
    Already well-established when I was there in the 1970's.
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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

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    Already well-established when I was there in the 1970's.
    It moved to Neil St a while ago.
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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

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    It moved to Neil St a while ago.
    Close to campus back in my day.
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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    When the vast majority of population lives in Chicagoland and provides the huge majority of economic activity, why wouldn't Chicago figure predominately in legislation?
    Chomsky, when the majority of government employment is in Chicago, and the current policy is to grow more government...

    Its not just that Chicago is influencing policy but they are influencing policy to enrich themselves at the expense of the rest of the state and consequently future generations because the pension bills are enormous.

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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    Chomsky, when the majority of government employment is in Chicago, and the current policy is to grow more government...

    Its not just that Chicago is influencing policy but they are influencing policy to enrich themselves at the expense of the rest of the state and consequently future generations because the pension bills are enormous.
    If your speaking to the objection of corruption, then I agree.

    But that still is not an argument against Chicago being the predominant center of legislation. They're the majority population base and economic base.
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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Wow- the IL legislature/Pritzker sure were productive for the 5/31 deadline!

    (The deadline is that any law passed by 5/31 can go into effect 1/1/2020).

    Sports betting will not only be legal, but also easily available.

    Sounds like you’ll be able to be on games at lottery locations (!), albiet parlay bets only, but also will allow betting at stadiums (Soldier Field, UC) and casinos. Not sure if baseball will allow this.

    Also, more casinos have been approved, including one that is four times bigger than any other in IL (4000 gaming positions vs 1200 now), casinos at the horse tracks (1200 positions), and...slot machines at O’Hare and Midway.
    Now if we could only get them to reopen Balmoral and Maywood...
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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Love the people who whine about Illinois financial situation incessantly, and then, when steps are taken to fix the situation, the whine turns into whining about taxes.

    The plastic bag tax is not for revenue- its to cut bag use.
    The gas tax will pay for infrastructure.
    The graduated tax is basically not going to affect 95% of people.
    The FOID fee pays for administration. I dont have the desire to subsidize gun owners any more than I do now.
    Yes, it is for revenue.
    uh huh, and the lotto will pay for education
    When thanks to IL politicians and their piss poor policies 95% are in the lowest bracket, yeah, I guess you have a point...
    You don't subsidize gun owners, FOID is done online and electronically, and once every 10 years, so yes, the $10 fee is a money grab.
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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Now if we could only get them to reopen Balmoral and Maywood...
    Maywood is being demolished as we speak.
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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Maywood is being demolished as we speak.
    Yeah, and they tried to turn Balmoral into an equestrian show park, or some BS like that...

    I was always partial to Balmoral...use to collect a paycheck there weekly when Morgan and Tetrick were running.... the Magee's, Dave and Dean...that was well before Rauner closed them down, but god damn Rauner, damn that man all to hell...
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