What odds for the sale of the Illinois state lottery?

November 3, 2007

What odds for the sale of the Illinois state lottery?

As of winter 2007, Illinois and Indiana have in common more than just a border and fresh memories of having sent a team to the Super Bowl. Both states recently took the first steps to privatize their state lotteries, something no American state has ever done. For Illinois, the prospects of a sale or lease will depend in no small part on elite-level negotiations. However, it will not be solely an inside-Springfield story. The governor has said he will make his case directly to Illinois citizens.


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