Three casinos file lawsuit against former Illinois governor

06/14/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

A lawsuit filed by three casino companies against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and a major horse track operator alleges that the governor took payments in return for enacting a law in 2006 that required casinos to direct a portion of their revenue to the horse-racing industry. The law requires the four top-earning casinos in Illinois to give 3% of their gross adjusted annual revenues to horse tracks. Harrah's Entertainment Inc., MGM Mirage and Penn National Gaming are plaintiffs in the lawsuit.

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