New Study Finds That High Taxes Would Make A Chicago Casino ‘Unfeasible’

In this photo taken in May 2003, a patron plays a slot machine at the Empress Casino in Joliet, Ill.
In this photo taken in May 2003, a patron plays a slot machine at the Empress Casino in Joliet, Ill. AP/Seth Perlman
In this photo taken in May 2003, a patron plays a slot machine at the Empress Casino in Joliet, Ill.
In this photo taken in May 2003, a patron plays a slot machine at the Empress Casino in Joliet, Ill. AP/Seth Perlman

New Study Finds That High Taxes Would Make A Chicago Casino ‘Unfeasible’

A new report out Tuesday found that a Chicago casino would barely make a profit because of the state’s “onerous tax structure.”

Morning Shift talks to WBEZ’s Claudia Morell for more details on the study, which was commissioned by the city and the Illinois Gaming Board.

GUESTS: Claudia Morell, WBEZ City Hall reporter

LEARN MORE: Study Raises Doubts About Chicago Casino; Cites ‘Onerous’ Taxes, Fees (WBEZ 8/13/19)