Belleville, IL (KSDK) -- Plans to expand gambling in the Metro East are on hold.

Tuesday night, large crowds turned out at the Belleville City Council meeting to voice their opinion on the city's proposal to allow bars to add video gaming machines.

Several people spoke for and against the plan. The council decided to refer the matter to a city committee, where it will be reviewed later this month.

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