........But, beyond the lack of support for purses ... has anyone thought about this? If AP gets i-gaming but no slots, what's the motivation for them to EVER reduce admission and concession prices like most racinos have done? And for that matter if "AP" gets i-gaming, what's the motivation for Churchill to base one smidgen of that operation (and jobs) in Illinois at all? It's a virtual business!
True. Though I'm an unabashed AP hugger, I have no faith in CDI to make IL racing part of their core business - it will become a conduit to funnel more $ to their bottom line via casino/internet revenue with little contribution to the IL racing industry.