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New casino licenses back on the table in Springfield

From Ted Slowik’s Jan. 18, 2017 column in the Tribune/Daily Southtown:

In case you missed it, the state legislature is once again kicking around the idea of expanding casino gaming into the south suburbs and elsewhere in Illinois.

Note how I used the industry-friendly word gaming, which implies fun. Think happy young tourists laughing and smiling as they wine, dine and enjoy life’s pleasures.

Of course, what we’re really talking about is gambling, which means taking risks with money. (Think senior citizens on fixed incomes and other poor people frittering away what little money they have.) Please click here to read Ted Slowik’s column ijn the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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