Originally Posted by kReATivE
Next reading is set for 5/31. I thought it has to be voted on before 6/1 otherwise it's considered dead? If I'm wrong, I apologize. I mean I want this to pass living in IL.
I think it has a shot, but maybe 10% this session. However, the longer term prospects are better.
This bill is pretty flexible, the concept of a healthy poker economy is something even a lottery official can grasp as a long term benefit/maximizing recvenue, the bill has openings for both private branding/affiliates (including big Nevada brands) and a common infrastructure, and is flexible about evolution with a growing market among States and other jurisdictions.
Considering how hot-to-trot many posters here were about the 2007 prospects/benefits of Federal licensing and regulation, it seems odd that a State government, willing to do the heavy-lifting of operating and policing a network(s), and handling processing, doesn't get a LOT more love in this forum.....
We will know more later this week.