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      Anti-gambling rally Thursday in Quincy

      A number of ministers are expected to hold a rally outside Quincy City Hall Thursday


      A number of ministers are expected to hold a rally outside Quincy City Hall Thursday in opposition of proposed video gambling.


      Quincy aldermen will vote Monday whether to allow video gambling machines in bars and restaurants. A number of citizens spoke out against proposal at Monday's city council meeting.


      The news conference is expected to begin about 2 p.m.


      Christian radio station WGCA's executive director Bruce Rice is expected to speak.


      The State of Illinois approved a new law allowing video gambling, but now cities much change their ordinances to allow it. 30% of profits will go to the state, where only 5% is earmarked to come back to the city. Jones does not see where any of that will go to the local groups who help those dealing with gambling addiction.

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