Ill. Regulators Bar Round-The-Clock Gambling In Boat Casinos

Law360, New York (October 24, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT) -- After several weeks of debate, Illinois Gaming Board authorities announced Thursday that they are denying a bid to allow riverboat casinos to operate 24 hours a day.

The decision limits riverboat casinos to the current approved maximum of 22 hours of operation and defeats a bid that had been made by local lobby group, the Illinois Casino Gaming Association, according to commission documents. The ICGA has argued that extending the hours would give an important boost to the riverboat gambling industry, which has seen revenues decrease...
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