Despite the expansion of gambling options, Illinois collected 35 percent less last year ($538 million) in gambling-related revenue than it did in 2007. While the recession and slow recovery hurt performance, even net wagering at the still-growing number of video gambling terminals—some 16,000 in bars, truck stops and fraternal organizations—fell for the first time, in April from March.

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