Video gambling supporters push back on Pritzker’s proposed tax hike on terminal revenue

http://bit.ly/2Ullx6s Video gambling supporters are pushing back against Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan to nearly double the state’s tax on the betting terminals. Barry Gregory owns Crehan’s Irish Pub and Banquet Facility in Belleville. Installing video gaming terminals in his business allowed him to make a number of investments that he wouldn’t […]

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Campton Hills Village Board votes to try video gambling for two-year period

http://bit.ly/2XiCe4g CAMPTON HILLS – The Campton Hills Village Board on Tuesday voted 4-3 in favor of trying video gambling for two years even as the majority of residents voting in the April 2 election said they didn’t think video gambling should be allowed. Village President Harry Blecker cast the deciding vote after trustees deadlocked on […]

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Legalization of video gaming terminals came about through 2009 jobs bill

http://bit.ly/2DgNKWu GALESBURG — Illinois offers more locations to gamble and more machines to play than Nevada — and every other state in the nation. The state boasts boasts 30,384 machines in 6,834 locations. Nevada comes in a distant second with 18,996 machines in 1,984 locations. Only eight states have legalized video gambling outside […]

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