Newspaper Columnist Points Out Video Gambling Equals Nine New Casinos

Southtown columnist Phil Kadner took a look at the slot machines, euphemistically called video gambling, and found that they are the equivalent of nine new casinos.

Phil Kadner estimates

Phil Kadner estimates the 9,794 slot machines in 2,402  bars, restaurants, veterans halls and truck stops equal about nine new Illinois casinos.

Lots of money that won’t be spent on goods and services will be spent instead on what supporters call “entertainment.”


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