Look at the difference in the British Petroleum gas station sign in Minnesota, seen at the left, and the one just across the South Dakota border to the right. (Click to enlarge any image.)
Under the capital construction plan McHenry County’s Pam Althoff and Mike Tryon supported, there will be five slot machines (euphemistically called “video poker machines”) in all sorts of establishments that have liquor licenses.
Think your neighborhood convenience store.
No longer will people have to travel to the Elgin casino to lose their paycheck.
They were located in a little room between the gas station and convenience store and the restaurant.
One was called
My son thought it was neat.
The slot machine looked just like the video games younger kids play.
game was in the ship’s casino.
We found the same kind of machine, albeit jammed, at the Dixie Truckers Stop south of Bloomington on I-55.
there and can be seen sitting to the left of the other slot machines.
Governor Pat Quinn is about to break ties to his party’s liberals and sign this massive expansion of gambling bill on Monday.
I believe I have read that this expansion will make turn Illinois into the biggest gambling state in the United States of America.
Somehow, with our sordid history of corruption, that seems appropriate.
I don’t suppose calls to Quinn’s office would make any difference now that he has announced his deal with the devil, but, if you feel strongly about protecting the weakest among us, please give him a call.