Quinn still cagey about his casino wishlist

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn still won’t say exactly what he wants changed in gambling expansion legislation that lawmakers passed but have yet to send him.
Quinn talked generally again today about fixing what he calls regulatory
loopholes in the bill.  He also has been wary of adding five new casinos, which he says could saturate the Illinois market.
But Quinn won’t say if he wants lawmakers to reduce the five new casinos proposed in the measure.
He also won’t say how many more gambling positions at the state’s existing 10 casinos he could find palatable.
Quinn says the legislation has “many, many defects” in it.  He says later this month he will lay out “principles” lawmakers can use as a “blueprint” on gambling.
Lawmakers go back to Springfield for veto session later this month.  Critics say that means Quinn’s unveiling his wish list too late and could lead to flawed legislation being rushed through.
As part of the gambling package, the state fairgrounds in Springfield could host horse races and have slot machines, two ideas the governor has also said he doesn’t like.

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