How Illinois Bet on Video Gambling and Lost

Source: Jason Grotto and Sandhya Kambhampati, ProPublica Illinois, and Dan Mihalopoulos, WBEZ January 16, 2019

This story is the first in an ongoing series, “The Bad Bet: How Illinois Bet on Video Gambling and Lost,” that investigates video gambling in Illinois.

Legalizing video poker and slots was supposed to generate billions of dollars for the state. A decade later, that hasn’t happened. Now, legislators want to double down on gambling.