Illinois Online Poker Stalls Again

Stripped out online gambling bill circulated recently did not make the cut.

Illinois lawmakers adjourned another legislative session on Friday without passing online poker,

As reported on pokerfuse PRO Monday, online gambling was introduced as a part of an overall gambling expansion bill, but was stripped out to make the bill more palatable to Governor Quinn who had previously spoken out against its inclusion.

It was rumored that online gambling would be introduced as a standalone bill, and even though a draft of the legislation was circulated, no bill was introduced.

Illinois lawmakers are challenging Quinn to call a special legislative session to work out the state’s underfunded pension issues.