Gambling Board Wants Local Control of Boat Bars
Fusco, Chris, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Chris Fusco Daily Herald Staff Writer
Worried that dockside gambling may turn casinos into "taverns of last resort," state gaming officials want municipal leaders to set the hours gamblers drink in their communities.
The Illinois Gaming Board, Chairman Robert F. Vickrey said Thursday, began considering the change in June after the General Assembly approved letting the state's nine casinos stay docked the 22 hours they are open each day. Casinos are allowed to serve liquor the entire time.
Since going into effect June 25, dockside gambling has boosted casino revenues 34 percent over the same five-month period last year. But anti-drunken driving …
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Publication information: Article title: Gambling Board Wants Local Control of Boat Bars. Contributors: Fusco, Chris - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: December 17, 1999. Page number: 11. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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