Despite a proposed budget that’s nearly $7 million less than the current fiscal year proposed budget, the Illinois Gaming Board expects to be fully staffed in fiscal 2017.
The Illinois Gaming Board is responsible for reviewing casino, riverboat and video gaming licenses, investigating wrongdoing and issuing disciplinary action to gambling outlets.
Administrator Mark Ostrowski said last week that the proposed budget for the coming fiscal year is about $154 million, a decrease of nearly $7 million — or 4.3 percent down — from the request levels for FY15. Ostrowski said with 10 casinos that operate around the clock and more than 5,300 video gaming locations, it’s crucial to be fully staffed.
Ostrowski said the proposed budget allows for full staffing.