The governor also wants to require Illinois communities to opt in to allowing video gaming throughout the state. Currently, the law allows communities to have video gaming unless they opt out. Quinn would also require licenses for video gaming to be fully vetted immediately, rather than giving initial licenses that will be thoroughly vetted later. He previously signed the video poker measure into law in order to pay for a statewide construction program.
Quinn said the current bill would be vetoed. Lawmakers have yet to send it to him out of fear that this will happen.