There are 65 establishments in Illinois that can now legally pay out for video gaming wins. Illinois lawmakers approved it back in 2009, but it's taken that long for regulators to set it up.
State officials continue preparations for the launch of video gambling in Illinois establishments. The Illinois Gaming Board says it's testing a computerized monitoring system at various locations, including Rockford and Machesney Park.
Video gambling in Illinois is scheduled to roll out in bars and restaurants in the coming weeks. But for many businesses, it's still unclear whether they'll get permission to install the machines.