Report: State gambling bill lacks safeguards
August 3, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- The Chicago Crime Commission released a critical report Wednesday on the bill that calls for the expansion of legalized gambling in Illinois.
The commission warns the bill lacks regulatory safeguards. Without them, the commission cautions gambling in the state would be ripe for scandal and corruption. Their report comes less than three months after the state legislature passed the gambling expansion bill in May.
"The new gaming act cannot be, should not be made into law in Illinois. Regulatory measures, safeguards are not in this bill and will not stop the corruption that will take place," said Jody Weis, of the Chicago Crime Commission.
The gambling expansion bill remains hung up in Springfield and Governor Pat Quinn has not said yet if he will sign it.
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