Gaming (Jobs) Bill Clears First Hurdle

On Saturday evening the House passed the major gaming bill, the one we refer to as our jobs bill. It had overwhelming support with a winning vote of 87-27. Today, the Senate comes in at 3 p.m. That same bill should be called soon after and will need 36 votes for passage. If successful, onto the Governor where we anticipate his signature. If you’re reading this, you obviously care about Illinois harness racing, so you understand all of our recent struggles. We are almost there, as close as ever. Check back later today for more updates.