| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Tinley Park officials have formally voted to allow video gambling machines in the village despite objections raised by some who said gambling isn't right for the town.
Village trustees Greg Hannon, Brian Maher, Tom Staunton, Patricia Leoni and T.J....
| Jan 22, 2014
A Niles task force of residents and village officials is expected to make its recommendation next month on whether to overturn the suburb's ban on video gambling.
Created in October by Mayor Andrew Przybylo, the task force held two days of hearings...
| Dec 30, 2013
Illinois lawmakers promised years ago to finally get rid of video poker machines that had long gone unregulated and untaxed in dark corners of bars across the state.
In turn, they legalized video gambling machines that were taxed and tightly controlled....
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Gambling research company Spectrum Gaming Group released a 464-page report describing the state of gambling in Florida and what 12 various scenarios would result in.
When gamblers talk about covering all their bets, they can now point to this report. It...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:42 AM
This has not been a good year for gold investors.
Prices of the precious metal were at a three-week low Tuesday morning on speculation that a strengthening U.S. economy will spur the Federal Reserve to slow stimulus. Silver fell to its lowest level in...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Homer Glen plans to seek out architectural services and select a firm by sometime this spring for renovations at the Woodbine Golf Course property where it plans to relocate village hall.
"I think this is very pragmatic," Trustee Tedd Kagianas said at a...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:12 AM
Illinois gamblers could try their luck around the clock under a proposal regulators are weighing to allow the state's 10 casinos to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Illinois casinos are allowed to stay open for a maximum of 22 hours a day, but...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:57 PM
A Chicago casino anchoring a redevelopment that includes the former Michael Reese Hospital site would be more economically viable for the city than a Barack Obama presidential library or a cluster of convention hotels, according to a study Mayor Rahm...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Las Vegas is no longer the gambling capitol of the world. Not by a long shot.
The tiny Chinese city of Macau reported a whopping $45 billion of gambling revenue in 2013, a figure analysts expect will be about seven times as much as casinos on the iconic...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:20 AM
A Boca Raton venture group that has been presenting startup companies to investors for some 30 years will hold its first startup Expo on Feb. 26, the group announced Wednesday.
The Expo, which will feature startup companies from around the state, is...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:29 AM
An obscure panel of lawmakers unexpectedly shot down video gambling reforms Tuesday, leaving regulators grasping to close loopholes in the lucrative business.
Aaron Jaffe, chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board, which proposed the reforms, said he was...