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    Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

    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.
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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

    Might not be a bad thing.
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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

    Better than trying to control the uncontrollable. I hope the state's cut of the profits goes somewhere useful.
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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

    Trying to get some more money, it seems. Chicago is always looking to get a cut. That's why they're looking to legalize recreational pot.
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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

    This thing was the only smart thing these monkeybrains did. Everything else was "Tax Tax Tax":
    Plastic bag tax
    Increased the gas tax
    The questionable graduated tax
    The increase in FOID renewal fee (that's a tax on gun owners. Let's be honest)

    Kinda ironic that Governor Prickster is supporting increased taxes, since he got busted for not paying his fair share (removed toilets from his mansion = lower property value = lower property taxes paid).

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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

    Quote Originally Posted by WillyPete View Post
    I hope the state's cut of the profits goes somewhere useful.
    It sure will. Some politicians' offshore bank account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Chicago is always looking to get a cut.
    And it will get a cut alright. No doubt they'll get a large percentage of it while we Downstaters see somewhere in between "peanuts" and "squat".

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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    This thing was the only smart thing these monkeybrains did. Everything else was "Tax Tax Tax":
    Plastic bag tax
    Increased the gas tax
    The questionable graduated tax
    The increase in FOID renewal fee (that's a tax on gun owners. Let's be honest)

    Kinda ironic that Governor Prickster is supporting increased taxes, since he got busted for not paying his fair share (removed toilets from his mansion = lower property value = lower property taxes paid).
    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.
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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.
    Threegoofs you are from Illinois like me, you can't seriously believe that the gas tax will actually be used to pay for infrastructure.

    Oh and OP, you missed one bit of productivity, the legislature "accidentally" gave itself a raise! #can'tmakethisup

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    Re: Illinois legislature legalizes sports betting

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    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.
    Bull****. They're to pay for the $1600 raise the State Legislature just voted for themselves.

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