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As Illinois gambling expands: Don’t meddle with the Gaming Board, Gov. Pritzker

http://bit.ly/2MOa6py If the prospect of Illinois wildly expanding gambling doesn’t make you nervous, this should: Gov. J.B. Pritzker and lawmakers evidently are considering stacking the state’s oversight agency with friendlier gatekeepers. State Sen. Terry Link, D-Waukegan, a longtime sponsor of gambling legislation, recently predicted a push for more “pro-gaming” influence at the Illinois Gaming Board, […]

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Private-equity firm to buy Illinois slot-machine operator

http://bit.ly/2WF9TJE (Bloomberg)—Private-equity firm TPG has agreed to buy Illinois slot-machine operator Accel Entertainment in a deal that will give the gaming firm an enterprise value of about $884 million and a public listing. TPG will combine Accel with its publicly traded acquisition vehicle TPG Pace Holdings Corp., retaining Accel’s name and management team, the companies […]

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Grand Victoria won’t hold July 4 concert this year, but will help fund Elgin fireworks show

http://bit.ly/2MMLPjp The Grand Victoria Casino is contributing to Elgin’s July 4 fireworks display this year but won’t be holding the annual Festival Park concert that has preceded the show for several years, city officials said. Eldorado Resorts purchased the Grand Victoria in December 2018 and informed the city earlier this year that it was ending […]

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