How Video Gambling Companies Influence Local And State Politics

Video Gambling Illinois
In this Nov. 10, 2014 photo, Michael Vena, owner of Arabian Knights Farms and Training Center, along with his dog Valor, shows off the farm's gaming room in suburban Willowbrook. M. Spencer Green) / Associated Press
Video Gambling Illinois
In this Nov. 10, 2014 photo, Michael Vena, owner of Arabian Knights Farms and Training Center, along with his dog Valor, shows off the farm's gaming room in suburban Willowbrook. M. Spencer Green) / Associated Press

How Video Gambling Companies Influence Local And State Politics

 A new ProPublica Illinois investigation found that one of the largest video gambling operators in the state is behind recent efforts to expand legal gambling and build a casino in Waukegan near land they control.

Morning Shift breaks down video gambling in Illinois and its impact on local politics.

GUEST: Jason Grotto, ProPublica Illinois reporter

LEARN MORE: From Truck Stops to Elections, a River of Gambling Money Is Flooding Waukegan (ProPublica Illinois 8/13/19)