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Springfield Casino Resolution Likely On Hold Until New Year

A resolution urging state lawmakers to grant Springfield a casino license is on hold until at least after the first of the year.


Mayor Jim Langfelder had been hoping to get aldermen on board sooner than that… but has run into resistance from bar and restaurant owners who fear a casino will cut into the money they make from video gaming machines. Langfelder wants to change the resolution to only allow table games like poker and blackjack, and sports betting, at a Springfield casino… but isn’t sure that will satisfy opponents of the idea.


But the mayor warns that if the city doesn’t jump first for a casino license, then someone may try to get a license out in the county, or perhaps to put a casino on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

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