Illinois state senator John Cullerton is for online gambling in the state but this week said in a television interview on the topic of the state budget that it will placed on the back burner until issues surrounding land based casino expansion have been addressed.
Cullerton said: “It’s something that’s going to be here. There’s three states that have it. I think, though, that we cannot take that issue up until we resolve whether or not we’re going to have new [land] casinos in Illinois and that again is very difficult to predict.”
Illinois land casino has been opposed by various groups; however the governor supports the issue once state pension issues have been resolved.