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Tom Swoik, of the Illinois Casino Gaming Association, explains recent findings citing slowing of gambling in Illinois: 

But Tom Swoik, executive director of the Illinois Casino Gaming Association, said the report underlines his belief that gambling is saturated in Illinois. “What you’re seeing going on is cannibalization from the other forms of gaming into video gaming,” Swoik said. It’s just moving around the dollars. We’re not creating any more gamblers.”

The report reflected this, saying new casinos must bring new gambling revenue to the state and if the casinos don’t, “the state would have a large amount of gaming expansion with little new tax revenues to show for it.”

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Chicago Sun-Times, “Legislative report finds gambling at a slowdown in Illinois,” September 27, 2015