Video gambling ban overturned in Orland Park

After months of discussion and debate as well as two advisory referendum questions, Orland Park officials have overturned a ban on video gambling in the village.

Enacting what Mayor Keith Pekau, who cast the deciding vote, called the “most restrictive” video gambling ordinance in the state, Orland Park will initially cap the number of licenses at 20 and limit them to Class A liquor license.

The village had been among a handful of communities in the south and southwest outlawing the gambling terminals, and the close 4-3 vote by the board to approve the measure reflected the apparently even split among residents who had backed keeping the machines out of Orland Park and those who favored video gambling.

Prior to the vote at Monday’s Village Board meeting, some residents asked that a binding referendum question be placed on the November ballot to settle the matter.

via Home – Chicago Tribune

August 7, 2018 at 07:06PM


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