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Representative Bob Rita of Blue Island is set to hold a pair of hearing on the potential expansion of gaming in Illinois. The first hearing, set for August 22nd in Springfield, is set to discuss Senate Bill. I spoke with Representative Rita who explained what Senate Bill 7 would entail in terms of gambling expansion in Illinois.

The second hearing, set for October, is set to delve into other forms of gambling revenue and how they could benefit the state of Illinois. The hearing will cover the pros and cons of sports gambling, fantasy sports and online gaming.

Representative Rita says that the goal of the hearings is simply to determine how, if at all, these types of expansions of gambling in Illinois could benefit the state.