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24-Hour Gambling People?

By Margaret Lyons in News on Apr 8, 2008 6:49PM

2008_4_8.dice.jpgIllinois's casinos' profits are down. That can happen? We sort of thought casinos were a sure thing. Although now that that's written out...uh...that's how they get you.

Anyway, the Illinois Gaming Board is considering letting casinos operate 24 hours a day to make up for the decrease. Currently, casinos in our state operate 22 hours a day, and according, to the Board, revenue at the nine casinos is down 10 percent per month versus last year. (.pdf of the report). Opponents of the longer hours say it's bad for compulsive gamblers, but those in favor say it'll increase revenue at casinos, which increases revenue for the state. [St. Louis Today, Crain's, Journal Register, photo by wilhei]