horse racing http://peoriapublicradio.org en Il lawmakers prevent cuts in horse-racing industry http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-lawmakers-prevent-cuts-horse-racing-industry <div>Last-minute action by Illinois lawmakers will prevent cuts in the horse-racing industry.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tracks had been threatening to slash the number of race days unless Illinois </span>reauthorized<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> "advanced deposit wagering" -- basically a form of online betting.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:27:20 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 18257 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il lawmakers prevent cuts in horse-racing industry House passes measure allowing internet gambling on horse racing http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/house-passes-measure-allowing-internet-gambling-horse-racing <p></p><div>Internet gambling on horse racing would once again be legal in Illinois under legislation approved Sunday by the Illinois House of Representatives. IPR’S Brian Mackey has more.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Online and telephone horse betting has been illegal in Illinois all year. &nbsp;A law authorizing it expired on Dec. 31. The practice, known as "advanced deposit wagering," was a $122 million business in Illinois last year.</span></div><div> Mon, 27 May 2013 12:14:12 +0000 Denise Molina & Brian Mackey 6274 at http://peoriapublicradio.org House passes measure allowing internet gambling on horse racing