SB1739

Senate Bill 1849, the Gaming Expansion Bill, will:

  • create (4) new casinos in Rockford, Danville, Park City, and south suburban Cook County
  • create (1) new casino in Chicago to be owned by taxpayers
  • allow slot machines at Illinois’ (6) horse racing tracks
  • allow existing casinos to add more gaming positions
  • generate approximately $1.4 BILLION in licensing fees

It is estimated that Senate Bill 1849, the Gaming Expansion Bill, will:

  • create over 20,000 NEW jobs, including:
    • 9,751 direct, full-time equivalent jobs ($322.6 MILLION in annual wages)
      • 2,723 full-time jobs at racinos
    • 4,583 construction related jobs ($473.2 MILLION in annual wages, benefits and taxes)
      • 1.083 construction related jobs at racinos
  • generate $2.16 BILLION in new gross state product
  • create $1.51 BILLION in new personal income
  • create $1.2 BILLION in new construction costs
  • generate $195.3 MILLION in new ANNUAL taxes
    • $92.6 MILLION in new ANNUAL taxes at racinos
  • re-capture $644 MILLION in spent by Illinois taxpayers in Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri

 

Check the status of Senate Bill 1849: CLICK HERE

 

 

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