Illinois Governor Stops Short of State- Run Internet Gambling
Governor Rod Blagojevich is currently engaged in a war of ideas with Republican
legislators in order to find a way to finance the school upgrades and other
state improvements that are part of his $3.2 billion budget proposal.
Governor Blagojevich, who is a Democrat, famously proposed funding school upgrades with an expansion of legalized gambling in the state. The Governor wants to give licenses to install Keno machines to bars and convenience and retail stores across the state. The government would then tax the proceeds from the machines heavily. Governor Blagojevich has claimed in the past that he has the authority to grant the licenses, without approval from lawmakers.
Keno is often described as a cross between bingo and a lottery, in which players bet on a set of numbers of their own selection every few minutes.
The $3.2 capital proposal would use money from a state road tax fund, keno gambling proceeds, and other assorted to taxes to defray the costs of new roads, school and mass- transit system improvements, and more.
In a similar vein, some of Governor Blagojevich’s fellow Democrats in the legislature have proposed the legalization of a limited amount of state- sponsored of online gambling as another source of revenue. The members of the House and Senate behind this idea proposed legalizing online lottery sales. The plan, in fact, has already passed the Senate and awaits a ruling by legislators in the House.
However, perhaps in an effort to soothe those up in arms about his original plan, Blagojevich said that he could not condone the legalization of any sort of online gambling. "That, to me, is bringing gambling into somebody's home. I'm not in favor of that," Blagojevich told the crowd gathered during a stop in a St. Louis suburb to rally support for his budget plan on Monday.
Blagojevich also said Monday that he is not “married” to the Keno plan, and challenged lawmakers to come up with a better plan to finance the new budget. "If (opponents) have problems with keno and they have another idea, I'm happy to hear what they have to say," he said.
Illinois’s governor also accused Republican lawmakers of “a breathtaking failure of leadership” and of irresponsible partisanship in their handling of the capital bill.
"Our Republican friends want to stick it to a Democratic governor. They do it all the time, so why change now," Blagojevich said. "But don't do it on this bill."
Although many states have raised money through lottery sales or other gambling- related activities, no state has ever tried to raise money via the legalization of any form of online gambling.
eCOGRA award Cyber-squatting Casino mogul Online gambling bubble Online gambling tax Online gambling & Carpal Tunnel Online gambling in the UK Illinois internet gambling Online gambling ban Gambling Ramblings Betting Online Easy winnings $100K breasts Bet the house Gambling tales Taxes and Gambling Will Online Gambling Fold Selecting Casinos Online Swimming with Sharks Online Sportsbooks Online Gambling Ban Online Casino History Sports and Gambling Online Gambling ups and downs Online versus Offline Gambling Online gambling Online sportsbook Tips for online gambling Online gambling and work Online gambling and the WTO Online gambling and the law Keeping your bankroll gambling online History of online gambling Gambling secure online Famous online gamblers Gambling online versus off The House Rules Stories from the Table How to Mark Cards How to Become a Dealer Gambling on Film For the Frugal Gambler Casino Security in the Brick and Mortar World
Become Your Own Handicapper Online Sports Betting Fraud and Fair-play Online Sports Gambling’s Biggest Bets Sports Betting Jargon Explained The Do’s and Don’ts of Sports Gambling Online Lessons From the Cup How to Read Moneylines and Picks Everything You Wanted to Bet on
Poker boom continues Online Poker freebies Online poker percentages Omaha Hold’em online Online poker strategy Red Dog Poker online Texas Hold’em online Playing Holdem Online 7 Card Stud Online Poker Etiquette Online Poker Tells 1 Online Poker Tells 2 Online Omaha Holdem Holdem 1 Holdem 2 Holdem 3 Holdem 4 Holdem 5 Best Pocket Hands WSOP 2006 WSOP 2005 WSOP 2004 WSOP 2003 Women and the WSOP Sit 'n go Tournament poker Three card poker The Old Regime and the Poker Revolution Record Breaking World Series of Poker Poker Variations Poker Blog Review Other Community Pokers Omaha Hi/Lo Omaha Hi/Lo History of Poker Draw poker Community Poker Alternatives Classic Poker Cheats Caribbean Stud Titan Poker Titan Poker Walkthrough Titan Poker Walkthrough Titan Poker Walkthrough Titan Poker Walkthrough Where They Were Before The Most Dramatic Wins (3) The Most Dramatic Wins (2) The Most Dramatic Wins (1) Seven Card Variations Seven Card Alternatives Putting Beef in the Bankroll How to Play Anaconda Five Card Tactics and Tips Five Card Alternatives Everything Else About Online Poker Even if you Forget Everything Else
|© 4 Online Gambling .com. All rights reserved|