SIGN THE PETITION TO STOP INTERNET GAMBLING!
Internet Gambling is a major threat to over 8200 local small business throughout Illinois. Please send a message to lawmakers to protect your neighborhood taverns, restaurants, veteran, and fraternal clubs and vote NO on Internet Gambling!
If Internet Gambling is legalized, many current patrons would be lured away from local taverns, restaurants, veteran, and fraternal clubs and instead play their favorite VGT games on their cell phones or computers, just to bolster the profits of online gambling companies. Internet Gambling will mean fewer patrons at local small businesses, and undoubtedly, result in lower revenue from food and beverage sales, in addition to video gaming. Please sign the petition and let your voice be heard!
We are asking ALL ILLINOIS HOSPITALTY BUSINESSES to sign a pledge to be proactive and voluntarily adopt specific mitigation efforts in the event their region has a 3-day average positivity rate that exceeds 6.5 percent. We need to send the message that we are serious about public health and safety.
The Voluntary Mitigation Pledge
We the undersigned recognize COVID-19 as a serious threat to the health and safety of our communities, customers, and employees. As such, we are committed and hereby pledge to continue enforcing the safety guidelines outlined by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Furthermore, should the 3-day average Covid-19 positivity rate reach 6.5% or higher within our designated Region, we hereby pledge to VOLUNTARILY take the following mitigation efforts within our GAMING AREAS:
Limit occupancy WITHIN GAMING AREA to ONE (1) PATRON per VGT
Actively encourage compliance with the FACEMASK REQUIREMENT
Discontinue FOOD & BEVERAGE service WITHIN GAMING AREA
Actively prevent congregating WITHIN GAMING AREA
These voluntary mitigation efforts will remain in effect until the 3-day average positivity rate drops below 6.5 percent.
Fill out the form below to sign the pledge