Anti-gambling rally Thursday in Quincy
Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:09:00 GMT —
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.