Top Democrat Pushes Online Gambling

Illinois will become a worldwide hub for online gambling if the president of the state Senate

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton

has his way.  Amanda Vinicky reports: 

President John Cullerton doesn’t want to take any chances.

He wants Illinois to hurry and authorize online poker and other Internet gaming, before the federal government forbids the state from doing so.

Cullerton envisions Illinois having the website up and running within a year’s time. He says it’d allow the state to capture hundreds of millions of dollars, as online gamblers who use offshore sites could instead use Illinois’.

ANITA BEDELL: “It’s a terrible way to raise revenue, you’re addicting people and then you’re taking their money. What you’re doing is, you’re making gambling accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, anywhere in the world.”

That’s anti-gambling advocate Anita Bedell.  She says it’s disturbing that Cullerton’s trying to rush the measure through with only a couple of weeks left in Illinois’ legislative session.

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