Revenue from video gaming exceeds state casinos for the first time

http://bit.ly/2Gqf3kk Please enable Javascript to watch this video For the first time, revenue from video gambling machines exceeds cash generated at the Illinois’s casinos. The new numbers from the Illinois Gaming Board show fewer people are visiting and gambling at the state’s 10 formerly floating betting barges. 2018 casino revenues were down 2.3 percent and […]

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How Schaumburg mayoral candidates differ on video gambling ban

http://bit.ly/2Sr468q Whether and when to revisit Schaumburg’s ban on video gambling is an issue on which the village’s three mayoral candidates are taking distinct positions. While attorney Matthew Steward said he’s philosophically opposed to allowing video gambling, both current village Trustee Tom Dailly and fellow candidate Nafees Rahman see the ban as a […]

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O’Connor says legalizing video gambling could help city address pension crisis

http://bit.ly/2I8jWQG Mayor Rahm Emanuel has long been dead-set against video gambling for fear that Chicago would become saturated with video machines in bars and restaurants in already challenged neighborhoods. But that was before unregulated “sweepstakes” devices that look and work almost exactly like video poker machines started popping up in bars, gas stations, convenience stores […]

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Not all in Danville want to gamble on proposed $100 terminal fee

http://bit.ly/2SiZmSf Photo by: Rick Danzl/The News-Gazette Bud Hinrichs, finance officer for American Legion Post 210 in Danville, sits at one of the four video-gambling machines that bring in additional income for the post on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. DANVILLE — Some aldermen and organizations are warning that a revenue-boosting proposal in the city’s […]

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Des Plaines, already home to a casino, debates allowing video gambling

http://bit.ly/2WIl0Oh Des Plaines could be the latest suburb to allow video gambling, a potentially risky and “awkward” decision for a city that’s home to Rivers Casino, officials say. At least three of eight aldermen indicated support for video gambling Monday night, as numerous business owners and residents filled city hall to ask permission […]

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