BURR RIDGE, IL — Video gambling in Burr Ridge will be discussed at the upcoming village board meeting on June 11. According to a memo from the village administrator, the discussion is in response to a petition from restaurant owners who would like to permit video gambling in Burr Ridge restaurants.
The issue was first discussed at the April 23 meeting. According to a letter to HOAs in Burr Ridge, a decision on the issue could be made at the meeting or discussion could be continued.
According to the petition from restaurant owners, restaurants and hotels in Burr Ridge are losing business to surrounding towns due to the popularity of video gambling. Darien, Willowbrook, Countryside, Indian Head Park and Lemont all allow video gambling and are “pulling away revenue” from Burr Ridge.
The petition states that video gambling could also “bring in people from areas such as Hinsdale, Oakbrook and Clarendon Hills that do not have video gaming but yet similar demographics.”
Restaurant owners who signed the petition include Falco’s Pizza, Capri, Wok N Fire, Porterhouse Steak and Seafood, Dao Sushi and Thai and several others.
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June 7, 2018 at 11:07PM