Illinois casino expansion may be a gamble of its own

August 29, 2011

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'Eight Forty-Eight' looks at Illinois's casinos and whether the state can support expansion.

Illinois opened its first casino in 20 years last month. It was so popular, it caused a major traffic jam on the Tri-State Tollway. So far, the Des Plaines Rivers Casino rakes in enough money to put it on track for a successful year; but that does not mean Illinois can handle more gambling. Eight Forty-Eight spoke to Kristen McQueary, reporter for WBEZ and the Chicago News Cooperative, who looked at the big picture for casino expansion.

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