Video gaming

Video Gaming
6:40 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Upward Trend Continues For Video Gaming

Credit Jenna Dooley / WNIJ

Video gaming continues to grow in popularity across Illinois. Over the past year, the number of video gaming terminals statewide more than doubled. 

                                                              July 2013                                  July 2014

# Video Gaming Terminals                8,808                                             17,954

Amount Played (statewide)                $328,506,879.49                        $690,954,389.52

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-Illinois
4:27 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Video Gaming Rolls Out in Illinois

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.

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Local government revenue
1:48 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Will Sycamore join the video gaming roster?

Video gambling is on the agenda for the Sycamore City Council tonight, a week after DeKalb approved allowing machines in qualifying establishments.

Several bars and fraternal organizations have indicated their interest to City Manager Brian Gregory, while three restaurants and a winery have said they are not interested. Officials have estimated the city could realize almost $100,000 annually from the machines, although Mayor Ken Mundy believes that number is high.

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