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Since Crain’s won’t write this: Obama Supporter Suing Cook County over Gambling Tax

Chicago Daily Observer 28 June 2013 No Comment

From Crain’s


The owner of the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines is fighting a new Cook County gambling tax that could cost it around $1 million annually.

Rivers owner Midwest Gaming & Entertainment LLC, whose chairman is real estate mogul Neil Bluhm, alleges in a lawsuit that the tax violates both the Illinois Constitution and the state law governing casino gambling here.

Last November, the county board approved a tax of $1,000 for each gambling device in the county, such as slot machines, as part of its $3 billion budget for this year. A tax of $200 for each video gambling terminal offering games like blackjack or poker was also included as part of the budget deal.

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Neil Bluhm, Neil Bluhm…..where have we heard that name before?  Oh right, that is Obama supporter Neil Blumn, here from wikipedia

He hosted President Barack Obama’s 49th birthday party, where admission was a $30,000 donation to the Democratic National Committee. He has made further donations to Democratic candidates, such as Hillary Clinton, Dick Durbin, Melissa Bean, Rahm Emanuel, Lisa Madigan, Rod Blagojevich, Lou Lang, and Michael Madigan.


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