AURORA — The city of Aurora expects gaming tax revenues to be seriously impacted if all the casinos in the state’s proposed gambling expansion bill are built.
“It would make it difficult for existing casinos like the one in Aurora to compete,” said city spokesman Kevin Stahr about Hollywood Casino in downtown Aurora.
The Illinois House and Senate approved expanded gambling this week, supporting a measure that would allow a casino in Chicago and four others around the state. Gov. Pat Quinn previously has said the proposal adds too much gambling in Illinois, but he has supported a casino in Chicago. This week, Quinn called the felt the bill was “excessive.”