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Gambling expansion by the numbers

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Illinois' gambling expansion plan

• Five new casinos (to add to current 10)

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• Allow slots at racetracks

• Potentially could give the state 39,000 gambling spots

• Currently, Illinois has 12,000

• $1.1 billion -- estimated upfront cash for Illinois

• $446 million -- estimated annual tax revenue from expansion

The Vegas of the Midwest?

• Nevada has at least 190,000 slot machines

• $10.4 billion was spent on casino gambling in Nevada last year

• $1.4 billion was spent on the same in Illinois

• Another $2 billion in Illinois Lottery tickets are sold each year

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