Saturday, Jan 31, 2015
Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Trending on the Journal

Recent Comments

XBgCty - Strawman: #Hashtag You\'re It... - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Biden says more stupid stuff then ANY other person alive. Yet everyone shrugs it off as "Joe being Joe". He's so stupid it is expected. he is the "Funny Uncle" that says and does stupid things and it is OK becuase it is expected. They call them Bidenisms, Google it
CordellWalker - Strawman: #Hashtag You\'re It... - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
And besides - Obama is a baller. What does McCain to stay fit? Matlock marathon?
QuincyJournal - Winter Storm Linus May Change Game Day Plans - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
But don't let a little snow stop your Super Bowl plans!
QuincyJournal - REBEL MEDIA: Everybody\'s doing it - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Thanks, but IntenseDebate functions are outside of Quincy Journal functions and operations. :) BG
CordellWalker - Strawman: #Hashtag You\'re It... - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I'd take Biden any day over someone who says things so ridiculous that when satire sites like National Report does an article stating she was on Fox News saying that Mexicans need to get on the boat they came in on and go back home, it sounds 100% believable.

Most Popular

Sheffield steps down at QND basketball coach

Lovelace trial delayed until summer

Police shooting, pursuit in Downtown Hannibal

Yarbrough, Mahair arrested on meth charges

Council tables insurance vote

Updated Illinois public employee compensation, pension reports

Schaefer prepares for 7th Ward aldermanic primary Video

Proposed Illinois legislation would ban powdered alcohol

Online poker could return in Illinois

11 months ago herald-review.com

Industry advocates say the state could generate $200 million annually

From herald-review.com:

Illinois could reap nearly $200 million annually if it became the fourth state to legalize online poker, an industry advocate said Wednesday.

In comments to a Senate committee, John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Players Alliance, said legalization would not only bring more money to the state, but it would result in tighter regulations for a practice that is already under way among poker aficionados.

"Prohibition will only play into the hands of the criminal element," Pappas said.

Pappas' testimony came just a day after Nevada and Delaware signed an agreement legalizing online gaming options in both states. New Jersey already allows Internet-based gambling.

The prospect of a new stream of cash flowing into state coffers had Senate President John Cullerton saying he hopes some kind of gambling expansion package could be hammered out before the end of the spring legislative session.

The Democrat from Chicago has been prodding his colleagues to move on the issue for nearly two years.

In 2012 he called on legislative leaders and Gov. Pat Quinn to add online poker into the mix as part of the annual end-of-session horse-trading that goes on under the Statehouse dome.

On Wednesday, however, Cullerton said legalization could again be a tough sell because of opposition from casino owners and horse track operators.

"There's a lot of complications about how it affects the existing gaming industry. That seems to be where the hang up might be right now," he told reporters.

But, with the state's temporary income tax expiring in the middle of the next fiscal year, Cullerton said the revenue generated by online poker could help fill an expected $1.5 billion gap.

"The other states that are just getting started are bringing in some money so that might play a role in it when we try to pass a budget," Cullerton said.

Opponents say the market for gambling is saturated.

"There are already enough opportunities for gambling in Illinois," said Anita Bedell, executive director of the Illinois Church Action on Alcohol & Addiction Problems.

Click Here to Read Full Article


From the Newsroom

QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 4 hours, 12 minutes ago

Winter Storm Linus May Change Game Day Plans - Whatever you may be doing as the storm rolls in, take your time and... http://t.co/kw1hswU0Py
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 5 hours, 11 minutes ago

Cullerton: More information needed on high Rauner salaries - Senate President will "wait and see" the reasons for ... http://t.co/GNZSXEmw2A
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 5 hours, 11 minutes ago

QPD issues warning of 'grandparent scam' http://t.co/mdliSPtZgz
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 6 hours, 11 minutes ago

QPD Blotter for January 31, 2015 http://t.co/FpcxC2yXQF