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Video gaming tax revenues significantly down

Video gaming tax revenues significantly down

Video gaming revenues are going to be lower in 2020. That news should not shock anyone as gaming terminals were shut down by Gov. J.B. Pritzker from March 16 through the beginning of July in a way to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. But the loss of the wagering in that...

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Villages to give video gaming another look

Villages to give video gaming another look

As Edwardsville prepares to put a non-binding referendum on video gaming on the April 2021 ballot, neighboring munis that initially banned video gambling are dusting off the issue for a second or third look. “One of the reasons I brought it up is the current economic...

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Gambling in county down only slightly

Gambling in county down only slightly

While businesses across multiple industries are coping with staggering losses due to the pandemic, video gambling took only a slight dip in Monroe County in the months it has been open since COVID-19 hit Illinois. According to data from the Illinois Gaming Board, the...

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Bar, restaurant owners push back on new COVID-19 regulations

Bar, restaurant owners push back on new COVID-19 regulations

Bar owner Nick Fosberg is not going to stop serving customers inside Fozzy’s Bar and Grill, the Loves Park business he opened last year. Yes, he’s aware of the state’s order directing Rockford-area bars and restaurants to stop all indoor dining and bar service until...

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