Whitman plays role in Illinois’ sports gambling decision

Whitman plays role in Illinois’ sports gambling decision


FROM YOUR LOCAL NEWS LEADE FROM YOUR LOCAL NEWS LEADER. OUR TOWN TILTON CONTINUES NOW. Reporter: WELCOME BACK TO OUR TOWN TILTON. I AM MARLEY WITH WCIA 3 SPORTS. WE ARE A FEW MILES AWAY FROM THE CITY OF DANVILLE WHERE RECENT LEGISLATION COULD BE BRINGING A CASINO TO THE CITY. THIS IS BIG NEWS FOR SPORTS AS THE STATE OF ILLINOIS RECENTLY APPROVED A BILL THAT WOULD ALLOW GAMBLERS TO PLACE BETS ON PROFESSIONAL SPORTS. NOT THE CASE FOR COLLEGE ATHLETICS ILLINOIS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR SPENT SEVERAL DAYS IN SPRINGFIELD TO ASK FOR COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS NOT TO BE IN THE SPORTS BILL. THAT DOES NO THE STOP PEOPLE FROM GOING TO OTHER STATES AND PLACE WAGER ON INDIANA SPORTS. AND TILTON IS JUST ABOUT A TE AND TILTON IS JUST ABOUT A TEN-MINUTE DRIVE FROM THE INDIANA BORDER. I AM NOT OPPOSED TO GAMBLING ON SPORTS. I AM OPPOSED TO GAMBLING ON COLLEGE SPORTS. I THINK THAT GAMBLING ON COLLEGE SPORTS COMES WITH A SET OF IRS TAX DOESN’T EXIST IN OTHER SETTINGS. YOU THINK ABOUT 18 TO YOU THINK ABOUT 18 TO 22-YEAR-OLDS AND HOW INFLUENCEABLE THEY MAY BE. YOU THINK ABOUT ACCESS TO COLLEGE STUDENT ATHLETES VERSUS ACCESS TO PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE ACCESS TO PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES. I THINK MOST ATHLETIC DIRECTORS IN THE STATE FEEL THE SAME WAY AND ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE STATE LEGISLATURE FOR BEING ABLE TO HEAR OUR CONCERNS. WE SPOKE MORE WITH JOSH WHI WE SPOKE MORE WITH JOSH WHITMAN IN OUR ONE ON ONE INTERVIEW WITH HIM. IF YOU WANT TO WATCH THE FULL CONVERSATION, HEAD TO OUR WEB

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