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Video Gambling Proposal Gets Second Chance In Palatine

PALATINE, IL — Video gambling is back on the table after the village council agreed to plan a May discussion to revisit its opposition to permitting video gambling in Palatine. The meeting is set for May 13. The council voted this week to revive talks it tabled in...

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Video Gaming Booms Locally According to 2018 Stats

The money goes in, the buttons are pressed, and lady luck may show up. Machine game names like Texas Dice, Vegas 7, Wonder Woman, and Spartacus. The state of Illinois year-end gaming report shows over $32 billion were dropped in video gaming devices in 2018. Players...

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Will Video Gaming Keep Growing?

This year could test just how popular video gambling is in Joliet. The city has added a licensing fee for distributors and imposed a partial moratorium on new video gambling licenses. But while the city tries to control the growth of video gambling, one distributor of...

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Mundelein bans electronic sweepstakes machines

Although video gambling remains legal in town, Mundelein officials on Monday banned electronic sweepstakes machines. Sweepstakes machines closely resemble the video gambling machines found in bars and restaurants throughout Mundelein and elsewhere across the state....

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Peoria will consider raising video gaming fees

PEORIA — The City Council will look closer at businesses that offer video gaming and consider doubling fees for taverns and restaurants that offer such terminals.  If the proposal to raise fees from $500 to $1,000 a terminal is approved, City Hall expects to raise an...

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Gaming debate resurfaces in Fulton

FULTON, Ill. — The Fulton City Council is debating whether it will issue a liquor license to allow a second gaming den to set up in the city. The discussion surfaced at a recent City Council meeting as the result of local businesswoman Kathy Kingery's request for a...

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Lawmakers may gamble on a casino bill again

With a renewed push for casino expansion in Illinois — particularly a facility on the south side of Chicago that has been suggested by outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel — state Sen. Scott Bennett has restarted talk of a casino in Danville. There's been discussion of casino...

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