CHICAGO-Prompted by a request from the Illinois Casino Gaming Association, the Illinois Gaming Board will hear arguments next week on a proposal to allow the state’s 10 casinos to operate seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

The gaming association is scheduled to discuss the proposal at its monthly meetings scheduled on Sept. 18 and 19. Under current regulations, Illinois casinos are allowed to stay open a maximum of 22 hours a day. Supporters of the plan say it will make casino regulations uniform with those of gambling venues at truck stops, which the state allows to be operational 24 hours a day, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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