Illinois Gambling Cafes Under Scrutiny

A media investigation has led to controversy over video gambling in Illinois internet cafes.

According to the Associated Press news agency, the reasons for legalization of gambling in cafes has not had the effect that the state intended.

"Supporters hoped regulation would bring an end to illegal video gambling and allow officials to weed out shady characters," the news agency reports. "But the Chicago Tribune reports that the Illinois Gaming Board has issued licenses to people with ties to crime and illegal gambling."

According to reports, the Board approved licenses for at least two individuals that were known to illegally operate gaming machines in their establishments before it was legal.

The board has the power to deny a license for a variety of reasons and it has granted approximately 7,000 with 400 denials.


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    I like this part "the reasons for legalization of gambling in cafes has not had the effect that the state intended" and I'm just wondering on what effect they've exactly intended. It just sound stupid to me. The worst thing is that the players in Illinois will have a few less places where they could gamble.
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    Oh my god, the board has approved Licenses for at least TWO individuals. That is horrendous. What should they do about this terrible thing that is going on right under their noses in Illinois. Please......... at least two. Hey, lets get serious, it's an epidemic.......... So pull their licenses and let that be that. If that is the biggest problem in Illinois Gambling Cafes, then I say they deserve an award, not this public humiliation crap their doing here. Are these people bragging or complaining, I don't know for sure. I guess there just isn't anything to talk about in Illinois so this is what they decided to talk about. Bragging or complaining, I am just a little embarrassed for Illinois. If you don't have anything important to say to sell papers, at least make something up that is not as lame as this was to read............

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