Collinsville, Ill., looks into gambling expansion

City officials in Collinsville, Ill., are looking into the possibility of expanding gambling in locations where electronic video gaming is allowed. Although the law that allows video gaming in the state was legislated in 2009, regulatory issues have delayed the Illinois Gaming Board from issuing many licenses. Only nonprofit organizations, such as the American Legion and Knights of Columbus, are licensed to have video raffling machines. "This will be a lot of money, especially for a community that is struggling for money," said Bob Graham of the American Legion.

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Collinsville eyes possible gambling expansion - Suburban Journals (St. Louis)

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