John Kindt: Casino bills take billions from education

Herald&Review, May 23, 2017: Passing the Illinois Senate on May 17 and pending in the House, Senate Bill 7 would authorize a Chicago Casino Development Authority (CCDA) as a government unto itself via a “perpetual” license with all owned or “leased” property tax exempt. CCDA is legislatively designed to be … Continue reading

Illinois Business Journal: Counterpoint – Should gambling be expanded in Illinois?

No, the state has more than enough gambling! by Anita Bedell You might think the state would be flush with money from all of the gambling that has been legalized:  lottery, Internet lottery, casinos, video gambling, horse racing, off-track betting parlors, advance deposit wagering (Internet gambling on horse racing), and … Continue reading

What Will Legal Marijuana Cost Employers?

This White Paper authored by the National Families in Action (Atlanta, GA) examines the complexities employers are facing or will face as marijuana is legalized for medical or recreational use in various states. As litigation in these states unfolds and begins to build case law, this paper asks several questions … Continue reading

Communities with the Highest Video Gambling Losses

Is your community on this list of top 40 Illinois municipalities with the highest video gambling losses?  Take a look at how losses in the top 2 municipalities exceed the rest.  And, keep in mind that Illinois residents have lost a staggering 3,419,600,082.09 since video gambling was first legalized in … Continue reading

2017 Poster Contest

April is Alcohol Awareness Month! All Illinois students in grades 6 – 12 are invited to participate in the 22nd Annual Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest. Participation Guidelines “Did You Know” educational sheet that explains how alcohol harms an adolescent brain Educating youth on the dangers of alcohol is important!  Alcohol … Continue reading

Is Daily Fantasy Sports Illegal Under Federal Law and most State Laws?

In this Op-ed Prof. John Kindt writes: Virtually a nonentity in 2012, by 2015 Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) was the largest advertiser in the United States. But by the end of 2015, DFS was the subject of investigations by the U.S. Attorney Offices in New York, Boston, and Tampa. Other criminal … Continue reading