Ill. Senate approves major gambling expansion
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Senate has approved a major gambling expansion that would include a casino in downtown Chicago. The legislation also includes two other new casinos, allows existing casinos to expand and permits slot machines at race tracks.
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- People earning $10,000 per year gamble more than twice as much money as people earning $30-40,000 per year. People earning $10,000 per year gamble four times as much money as those making $80,000 or more per year.
- As early as 1420, lotteries were used in Europe for public works. High-value commodities such as land and art were often sold through lotteries.
- Lotteries Have Been Prominent Throughout History. Ancient India, China, Greece, and Japan all had lotteries. The emperor Nero had lotteries for prizes at parties.
- Gambling became legalized in Vegas in 1931 by Mayme V. Stocker and J.H. Morgan who was issued Clark County Gaming License No. 1.