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Rolling Meadows to ban sweepstakes machines

Rolling Meadows to ban sweepstakes machines

Following the lead of many of its Northwest suburban neighbors like Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect and Wheeling, Rolling Meadows is set to ban electronic sweepstakes machines, which officials say resemble video gambling. Without discussion, aldermen this week...

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DuPage County lifts ban on video gambling

DuPage County lifts ban on video gambling

One decade after DuPage became the first county in Illinois to ban video gambling, the county board has repealed the prohibition. The board voted 11-6 on Tuesday to lift the ban after a discussion about how it has affected more than two dozen liquor license holders,...

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Cash-strapped towns turning to video gaming

Cash-strapped towns turning to video gaming

More Illinois communities have turned to video gambling machines as a way to generate revenue. In six years, the number of Illinois communities banning video gaming has fallen from 63 percent to 36 percent. Nowhere in Illinois may the divide between video gaming...

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Video gambling equals big bucks in Batavia

Video gambling equals big bucks in Batavia

BATAVIA – Video gambling has become big business in Batavia. In the first nine months of this year, the 35 machines at seven Batavia locations generated a net income of slightly more than $1.2 million, according to a report from the Illinois Gaming Board. The Batavia...

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New gambling treatment program coming to southern Illinois

New gambling treatment program coming to southern Illinois

MARION,IL — A new gambling addiction treatment resource is coming to southern Illinois. With Illinois expanding gaming services and plans for a new casino underway, Centerstone has started offering a treatment for gambling addictions. Gaming machines are all over...

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