Peoria Public Radio Staff
Thu May 9, 2013
Measure allowing a video gambling company to monitor games to come up for a vote
“We hope to help preserve some Illinois jobs, help an Illinois company, and do something fair to help the system run a little bit smoother than it does now.”
Mautino, a Democrat from Spring Valley, says more than a thousand jobs could leave Illinois if Scientific Games isn’t allowed to continue manufacturing games. Other gaming manufacturers say they’re concerned Scientific Games might gain “unfair advantages,” like knowing what types of games its rivals plan to released. The measure has already passed the Senate. It would go to the governor if it clears the House.