Hickey Urges Gov. Quinn to Block Chicago Casino Expansion
ORLAND PARK, Ill., Aug. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — 11th District — Jim Hickey Sunday called on Gov. Patrick Quinn to block plans by Chicago to build a casino and to suspend casino expansion in the state. Hickey, a candidate to represent the 11th Congressional District in next year’s election, said that the expansion plans would dramatically impact the existing casinos in his district and the in other suburban communities that rely on funding to support their community services.
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Gambling casinos info:
- In 1980, the American Psychological Association included pathological gambling in their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition (DSM-III).
- Blackjack originated in French casinos around the 1700's where it was called "vingt-et-un" (twenty-and-one) and has been in United States since the 1800's.
- Parimutuel wagering refers to the type of gambling where the total prize pool is based upon the amount of money wagered. The more money gambled, the bigger the prize.
- Pathological gambling is recognized as a medical disorder by the American Psychiatric Association and has elements of addiction similar to alcohol and drug addiction.